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MONROE COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

"The Monroe County Road Commission vows to provide quality, courteous and dependable professional services through innovative, cost-effective ways to maintain our road system through transparency, trust and collaboration between citizens, business and government."
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PUBLIC NOTICE

  • Burns Road between Scofield Carleton and Carleton West Roads

August 26, 2015 thru August 28, 2015 Burns Road between Scofield Carleton and Carleton West Roads will be closed for emergency railroad repair. No detour will be posted due to low traffic volumes and shortness of closure.


  • MONROE COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION WORKSHOP SESSION 

The Board of County Road Commissioners will hold a workshop session on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. 

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the proposed 2016 MCRC Budget.  The meeting is open to the public.

 

The workshop will take place in the Board Room of the Road Commission offices located at 840 South Telegraph Road, Monroe, Michigan.

 

                                          

Cheryl A. U’Ran

Deputy Clerk to the Board

August 25, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m.

 

Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aides, such as signers for the hearing impaired, should contact the Road Commission by writing to the above address to the attention of Cheryl A. U’Ran one week prior to the meeting.


The road will be closed on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 and is expected to reopen in a week (August 24, 2015). The Monroe County Drain Commissioner is closing Doty Road in Raisinville Township between North Custer Road and Stewart Road to replace a concrete structure at the Willow Drain crossing, weather permitting.

  • Auction items
In an effort to maximize income from sales of unused or obsolete equipment while still maintaining the legal integrity for disposition of public owned material and equipment the MCRC has listed several pieces of equipment on a public auction website and can be found at www.govdeals.com, individual listings can be found on our Sales page.

  • National Truck Network in Monroe County, Michigan
the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, issued regulation 23 CFR 658.19 requiring states to allow reasonable truck access within one mile of the National Truck Network, the Monroe County Road Commission intends to protect, maintain and improve roads in the County of Monroe, Michigan and is developing a truck route map accommodating commercial traffic along County roads, to be enforced by township truck route ordinances, a resolution was passed in order to accomplish this and can be found here.

  • MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S REALITY CHECK Myth #6 is available, clink this link for all Transportation Reality Check mythes. This link is also in our Special Imformation section on this page.

 WEEKLY ROAD WATCH REPORT

The 2015 construction season has started, crews will be working on various projects throughout the county please see The Weekly Road Watch report  for locations and details of the work being done.


Road crews will continue to perform routine maintenance including but not limited to maintenance on shoulders, signs, culverts, guard rail, and of reactive cold patch repairs.

 

The 2015 construction season promises to again be a busy one.  The office staff is currently preparing necessary plans, proposals, grant requests and federal aid paperwork as well as many other non-funded federal mandated tasks necessary to meet funding requirements.

 

As always please slow down when road workers are present.


The 2015 construction map us mow available on the Construction Projects page.

  • The Monroe County Road Commission is always trying to find new cost effective ways of maintaining the road system. On Newport Rd. between Grafton Rd. and Telegraph Rd. the Road Commission is shown using a Durapatcher or spray patcher to seal pot holes and sections of road that have cracked up and are in need of repair, this technique sprays an asphalt emulsion and a stone layer to make a seamless repair. 

SPECIAL INFORMATION


  • THE COUNTY ROAD ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN-PRESS RELEASE, AUGUST 26, 2014
Salt Prices Soar – Another Hit to Cash-Strapped Road Agencies
Lansing, Mich. – While Michigan residents are enjoying the dog days of summer, road agencies are 
quietly
preparing for winter. The County Road Association said that state and local road agencies are 
bracing for a massive increase in salt prices expected this year – yet another hit for 
cash-strapped road maintenance
budgets.
“The harsh winter last year caused many road agencies, and other public entities that cooperatively
purchase salt from them – such as school districts and other governmental agencies – to deplete 
their salt reserves,” said Denise Donohue, director of the County Road Association. “As the demand 
for early salt
delivery increased this year, so did the price.”


Salt Prices Soar – Another Hit to Cash-Strapped Road Agencies


Lansing, Mich. – While Michigan residents are enjoying the dog days of summer, road agencies are quietly preparing for winter. The County Road Association said that state and local road agencies are bracing for a massive increase in salt prices expected this year – yet another hit for cash-strapped road maintenance budgets. 

“The harsh winter last year caused many road agencies, and other public entities that cooperatively purchase salt from them – such as school districts and other governmental agencies – to deplete their salt reserves,” said Denise Donohue, director of the County Road Association. “As the demand for early salt delivery increased this year, so did the price.”, read the full Press Release HERE


  • MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S REALITY CHECK

 

There are many common myths and misconceptions about transportation in Michigan, from why MDOT replaces "perfectly good" signs to why current funding levels aren't enough to keep roads and bridges in good condition. Please click Transportation Reality Check for all of MDOT's myths and realities.



  • MICHIGAN LOCAL ROADS MATTER

Michigan Local Roads Matter  is a diverse coalition of groups from across Michigan joined in recognition that local road and bridge network is critical to business and economic development, to schools, to emergency response times and public safety, to seniors, to healthcare, to families, to agriculture, to tourism, to revitalization, to the economy, to every Michigan resident.

Summary: Deficient roadways cost Detroit area drivers $1,600 annually, Lansing area drivers $1,032 annually, and Grand Rapids area drivers $1,027 annually for a total of $7.7 billion statewide.  Costs will rise and transportation woes will worsen without a significant funding boost. 

  

This presentation explains some of the Road Commissions duties, funding sources, breakdown of funding allocations, telling statistics and challenges the Road Commissions face in their day to day operations. Click this link to view the presentation: Michigan County Road Commissions.

 

  • SEMSCOPE WINTER 2007:
 A citizens' guide to transportation funding - 30 critical questions that you need to know the answers to. For information see SEMscope.

STREAMLINING THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IN MONROE COUNTY

DEVELOPERS STREAMLINING GUIDE

To better serve the development community the Monroe County Economic Development Corporation has facilitated the creation of a guide that will “streamline the development processes” within Monroe County thus saving precious time, money and effort in getting projects up and running in the shortest possible time in our communities.

 
 
This Streamlining Guide is a partnership between all the county agencies (including the Monroe County Road Commission), authorities, municipalities and others that may become involved with the planning, permitting, construction and assistance in project developments here in Monroe County.

A recent development which was an outgrowth of the original publication of this document is the adoption of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Monroe County Road Commission and the Monroe County Drain Commission. This agreement was specifically designed to streamline and speed up the review of development proposals by these agencies.