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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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On May 5, 2015 a ballot proposal will go to the public for consideration known as Ballot Proposal 15-1.  The proposal would amend the constitution triggering numerous new laws to implement an overall plan; including an effect to road funding in the state of Michigan.  Providing clear information on this proposal will help toward the public making a well-informed, educated choice this May.  SEMCOG has information available and non-biased responses to frequently asked questions on their new and improved website.  Answers to your questions about Ballot Proposal 15-1 can be found here: Understanding the Ballot Proposal.


CRA (County Road Association) also has information regarding Prop 15-1, Safe Roads Now.


Local Roads Matter also has information on Proposal 1 posted here that may be of interest.

This information shows past and projected revenue if Proposal 15-1 passes.

Compiled by Monroe County Road Commission staff.

Should you have any further questions, feel free to contact MCRC staff at mcrc@chartermi.net
PUBLIC NOTICE

  • Summer Work Schedule - The Monroe County Road Commission will begin their summer work schedule On Monday, May 4, 2015, hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday.


  • The Board of County Road Commission for the County of Monroe - meeting schedule change
The board meeting times have changed from 7:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m unless otherwise published, the dates will remain the same, please check the meeting schedule for future meeting dates.
  • 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 not started yet but there are several areas that have workers doing prep work for the upcoming season, 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, winter snow and ice control 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.  The MCRC annual audit and state required Act 51 reporting will also be conducted by office staff over the next couple months.

 

As always please slow down when road workers are present and give the snow plow drivers “room to groom.”


Keep an eye out for the 2015 construction map on the Construction Projects page.

  • Wing Plows - Below is a video of the Monroe County Road Commission’s double wing plow in action. The crews are using the wing plows to work more efficiently by plowing snow in one pass on low volume gravel roads.

SPECIAL INFORMATION


  • Dunbar Road will be closed for a special event 

Dunbar Road in Monroe Township between US-24 (Telegraph Road) and M-125 (Monroe Street/South Dixie Highway) May 1, 2015 starting at 4 pm and ending around 7 pm. The detour route to be used during this event is M-125 to Albain Road to US-24. Local residences and businesses will be allowed access. NOTE – No oversize/overweight permits will be issued for this portion of Dunbar Road on this date.


  • 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.