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MONROE COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The road will be closed closed on midday Friday, March 24, 2017 until further notice. A detour will not be posted due to low traffic volumes.


The road will be closed on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, daylight hours only, weather permitting. A detour will not be posted due to low traffic volumes and short closure. Local residents will be able to access their properties.


  • NOTICE OF PROPOSED ROAD ABANDONMENT

Notice is hereby given that the BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS has received a Petition and is considering the absolute abandonment and discontinuance of a public highway pursuant to the provisions of Section 224.18 of Michigan Complied Laws Act 283 of 1909 as amended.


Please be advised that if you or your agency or organization has any interest in the petitioned abandonment, this is your opportunity to be heard and/or to submit written statements to be made part of the record.


The public hearing will be held at a regular meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm where the petition will be considered by the BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS. Any verbal statements on this abandonment may be made by telephone or in person to the Planning Department of the Monroe County Road Commission (Telephone No. 734-240-5102). Any written statements should be submitted to the Monroe County Road Commission at 840 S. Telegraph, Monroe, Michigan 48161 before Tuesday, April 18, 2017.


The County Road petitioned to be abandoned and discontinued is located in Whiteford Township, and listed below.

Jacobs Road


That portion of Jacobs Road being part of the east ½ of the southeast ¼ of Section 35, Town 8 South, Range 6 East, Whiteford Township, Monroe County, Michigan, within the Baldwin Park Plat, from the north right of way line of Emerson Drive to the south right of way line of Edward Drive.(A Portion of Edward Drive and Jacobs Drive north of Edward Drive abandoned 1-8-1960)


See Attached Diagram.



  • NOTICE OF PROPOSED ROAD ABANDONMENT

Notice is hereby given that the BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS has received a Petition and is considering the absolute abandonment and discontinuance of a public highway pursuant to the provisions of Section 224.18 of Michigan Complied Laws Act 283 of 1909 as amended.


Please be advised that if you or your agency or organization has any interest in the petitioned abandonment, this is your opportunity to be heard and/or to submit written statements to be made part of the record.


It is expected that a public hearing will not be necessary and the petition will be considered by the BOARD OF COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS at a regular meeting on Monday, April 24, 2017. Any verbal statements on this abandonment may be made by telephone or in person to the Planning Department of the Monroe County Road Commission (Telephone No. 734-240-5102). Any written statements should be submitted to the Monroe County Road Commission at 840 S. Telegraph, Monroe, Michigan 48161 before Tuesday, April 18, 2017.


The County Road petitioned to be abandoned and discontinued is located in Monroe Township, and listed below.


Daisy Dell Drive


Located in Daisy Dell Place according to the plat thereof as recorded in Liber 6, Page 55 at the Monroe County Register of Deeds office, Monroe Township, Monroe County, Michigan, being part of Private Claim No. 498, that portion of Daisy Dell Drive between the northeast lot line of lot 8 extend to lot 35 and the southwest plat line of Daisy Dell Place, having a 60 foot right of way.

Cowell Drive

Located in Daisy Dell Place according to the plat thereof as recorded in Liber 6, Page 55 at the Monroe County Register of Deeds office, Monroe Township, Monroe County, Michigan, being part of Private Claim No. 498, Cowell Drive in its entirety, from the westerly line of said plat to the easterly line of said plat, having a 60 foot right of way.


See Attached Diagram.




  • WORKSHOP SESSION

The Board of County Road Commissioners will hold a workshop session on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. 

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss 2017-2018 projects and funding. 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.

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.


  • Seasonal Weight Restrictions

The Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions on roads under Monroe County Road Commission’s jurisdiction under Public Act 300 of 1949 of the Michigan Vehicle Code will be lifted at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017.


  • Milwaukee Road over US-23
Update, Starting tonight, March 16, there will be overnight single-lane closures on northbound US-23 at Milwaukee Road between 8 p.m and 6 a.m. each night. 

The overnight closures will continue through Saturday, March 18. 


In addition, there will be a short-term, 15 minute intermittent freeway closure to set beams at this location on Friday, March 17, between midnight and 4 a.m. 


Repairs are needed at Milwaukee Road over US-23, after a high load hit in 2016 damaged the bridge.

Starting tonight, March 16, there will be overnight single-lane closures on northbound US-23 at Milwaukee Road between 8 p.m and 6 a.m. each night. 
The overnight closures will continue through Saturday, March 18. 
In addition, there will be a short-term, 15 minute intermittent freeway closure to set beams at this location on Friday, March 17, between midnight and 4 a.m. 
Repairs are needed at Milwaukee Road over US-23, after a high load hit in 2016 damaged the bridge. 

Milwaukee Road will be closed until further notice due to an accident where an oversized load traveling northbound on US-23 struck The Bridge. Emergency bridge repair is scheduled by MDOT  to begin in spring 2017 and anticipated to be back open to traffic in July/August 2017.


The Monroe County Road Commission will be closing Wells Rd between Ida Center Rd and Lulu Rd on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, due to a crosstile failure. This road will be closed for the foreseeable future. A detour will be posted using Ida Center Rd to Secor Rd to Lulu Rd. Local residents will be able to access their properties.


The Michigan Department of Transportation will replace the existing bridge at Summerfield Road over US-23 in Monroe County. The new bridge will be built higher than the existing structure, which will require the approaches on Summerfield Road to be reconstructed approximately 800 feet on either side of US-23. Additional work will be needed to accommodate the grade change, including driveway fixes, drainage improvements and ramp upgrades. Construction is expected to start in late February and last through mid-July.

  • Depositing snow, ice or slush on any roadway or highway
The Monroe County Road Commission would like to remind homeowners and those in the snow removal business of the Michigan State Law (1949 P.A. 300, as amended MCLA 257.677a) that prohibits depositing snow, ice or slush on any roadway or highway. This happens frequently when plow operators push snow across the road or along the shoulder adjacent to driveways. Compliance with the law provides a safer roadway for our community during inclement weather.

  • Site Plan Guidelines
The Board of County Road Commissioners of Monroe County, Michigan, have adopted the Site Plan Guidelines.  The document can be purchased for $10.00 at our office at 840 South Telegraph Rd., Monroe, MI or downloaded for free using the link below.


Scott F. Assenmacher PE, County Highway Engineer 

Posted:  April 29, 2016

 
  • 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
Road Commissioner holds office hours
at the Bedford Twp Hall (2nd Floor) on the 3rd Thursday monthly from 1-5pm.
Ida West Property for SALE!
up to 17.34 net buildable acres adjacent to US-23 exit 13 zoned either industrial or commercial. The site abuts the expressway (US-23) along its easterly property line and has approximately 760' frontage. Approximately 15 minutes north of Toledo. Map of area.
 WEEKLY ROAD WATCH REPORT


All 2016 construction work has been completed for the season.  Please drive carefully during the winter season.

 

The 2016 Construction Project Map is available on the Construction Projects page.


2017 Maintenance Projects will be preformed at various location throughout the county and from time to time, require road closures, here is a list of ongoing maintenance work.  

 

As always, please slow down when road workers are present.


 

  • A video showing some of the many surface treatments and other types of maintenance the Road Commission has used to rehabilitate and preserve the many miles of road that is under our jurisdiction.

SPECIAL INFORMATION


  • 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.

 

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.