Our offices will be closed on April 3, 2015 for Good Friday.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
The Crawford County Road Commission will receive sealed bids until 4:00 p.m. (for a bid opening during the regular meeting) on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Grayling office located at 500 Huron Street, Grayling, MI 49738, for furnishing seasonal requirements of the following materials and/or tems:
WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS BEGIN ON MARCH 13, 2015 @ 8:00 A.M.
Class "A" Roads -- All Season Roads
*Old 27 - South County Line to North County Line
*North Higgins Lake Dr - From I-75 to US 127
*Four Mile Road from I-75 east to Staley Lake Road west to Military Road
*County Road 612 from Old 27 East to Expressway, old 27 West to County Line
*Manistee River Road - M72 to County Road 612
*Military Road - M93 to Four Mile Road, Fletcher to US 127
*Fletcher Road - Military Road to Kalkaska County Line
*Chase Bridge Road - Pere Cheney Road North to M72
*County Road 612 from Big Creek to Montmorency County Line.
*Sherman Road from County Road 612 to Landfill
*Wakeley Bridge Road from North Down River Rod to M-72
*Hartwick Pines Road from Batterson Road to County Road 612
*Wakeley Bridge 65 tons
*McMaster Bridge 72 tons
*Stephan Bridge is dependent on Axles
Spring is Just Around the Corner
Lansing, Mich. – Despite the frigid temperatures Michigan residents have been experiencing, the County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan issued a reminder that spring – and pothole season – is just around the corner. By Michigan law road agencies enact seasonal weight restrictions in March, April and May, or whenever conditions warrant, in order to protect roads from damage.
“In most years seasonal weight restrictions have begun by early March,” County Road Association of Michigan director Denise Donohue said. “The extreme cold temperatures and unusually deep frost this year have pushed the timelines back and signify what most expect to be a bumper crop of potholes this spring.”
Knowing that seasonal weight restrictions are imminent, many business sectors can plan accordingly. Seasonal weight restrictions protect Michigan’s local roads from excess weight when they are most susceptible to damage. Restrictions are imposed by county road agencies as soon as frost starts to leave the ground – often in February.
“We don’t think of concrete and asphalt being vulnerable to damage” Donohue said, “But when retreating frost leaves the ground in coming weeks our already-deteriorated roads will be at their most vulnerable condition.”
The County Road Association offers a website listing all county seasonal weight restrictions as they are imposed. The website – micountyroads.org/weight.php – provides commercial truck operators all information needed to comply with these temporary restrictions.
“The County Road Association of Michigan represents the state’s 83 county road agencies that collectively maintain 75 percent of Michigan’s road system, representing more than 90,000 miles of roads and 5,700 bridges – the fourth largest local road system in the nation.
The 558 square miles of Crawford County, located in the heart of Northern Michigan, are divided into six townships for which the Crawford County Road Commission is responsible for constructing and maintaining approximately 179.94 miles of Primary Roads, 526.20 miles of Local Roads, and 206 miles of State Highway.
The Road Commission is Responsible for summer and winter maintenance, roadside brush control of all primary and local roads, construction and road improvement projects of Primary Roads and Winter and Summer maintenance of State Trunk-lines. Construction and road improvement projects of Local Roads is contracted through us by township according to the Local Road Cost Sharing Agreement.
The Road Commission prides itself on maintaining all Crawford County Roads that is reasonably safe and convenient for public travel, maximizing every dollar available for maintenance and construction. Any questions not answered on our website may be addressed to our staff.
Our office is open Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Closed from 11:30 to 12:00 for lunch.
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