The Crawford County Road Commission is suspending Crticial work during COVID-19 outbreak.
The Crawford County Road Commission is suspending all non-essential infrastructure and maintenance work during the COVID-19 outbreak per Governor Whitmer's executive order to "Stay Home, Stay Safe". This decision was made to prioritize the health of its community and employees during the coronavirus outbreak. The Crawford County Road Commission will continue to monitor the safety of our roads as this pandemic runs its course. The Road Commission is still under contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation to maintain their highways as well as ensuring our local roads remain navigable. Our staff will be working remotely to assist our residents. Please contact us via phone (989) 348-2281 extension 11 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are doing our part to mitigate further spread of COVID-19, which will help to protect our customers, communities and employees
Thank you for your patience
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
Following the recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Crawford County Road Commission will be closing our doors to the public until further notice. We will continue to take phone calls and will be monitoring our emails, and website of you need to contact us.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to minimize the possible exposure risks to everyone.
The Regular Board meeting of April 2, 2020 has been cancelled
As of Thursday, March 5, 2020, 7:00 a.m., the Crawford County Road Commission has established seasonal weight restrictions for travel on all primary and local roads. At a minimum, commercial haulers are expected to comply with the Michigan Department of Transportation Standards, which includes load restrictions of 35% and reduced speeds.
After meeting with commercials haulers to determine reasonable application and enforcement procedures and routes, the following roads may be traveled while Frost Laws are in effect, in accordance with State law.
County Road 612 Big Creek to Montmorency County Line
Old 27 County line to County Line
County Road 612 Old 27 (Frederic) East to I-75 and west to Kalkaska County Line
Sherman Road North County Line to Landfill
North Down River Road Business Loop East to I-75 Ramps
Four Mile Road I-75 East to Staley Lake Road
Four Mile Road I-75 to Military Road
Military Road Four Mile Road to M-93 and Fletcher Road to N. Higgins Lake Dr.
N. Higgins Lake Dr. Military Road to I-75
Chase Bridge Road Pere Cheney to M-72
Manistee River Road M-72 to County Road 612
Fletcher Road Military Road to Kalkaska County Line
FROST LAW RESTRICTED ROADS ARE SIGNED AND FROST LAWS ARE BEING ENFORCED
In the event of a quick thaw, lesser loads may be required. Please contact Robin Pratt, Road Superintendent at (989) 348-2281 extension 25, with any questions regarding restricted roads.
This notice is being issued in coordination and cooperation with area Road Commission.
During the Winter from time to time we experience large amounts of snow. We ask that you be patient with us while we plow in the 300 +/- roads in the following order: State Highways are first, then Primary Roads and finally all secondary roads. If you do not have to travel, please stay home and off the roads. Vehicles that get stuck, hamper us from doing our job. However, if you have to travel and want to know the weather conditions, please contact the Michigan State Police Travel Advisory at 1-800-381-8477 or on line at www.michigan.gov/roadconditions
SNOWPLOWS NEED ROOM TO GROOM !!
We urge motorists to drive safely around snow removal equipment and remember that "Snowplows Need Room to Groom!". We need your help to keep the roads safe this winter> Our crews are the first responders to hazardous road conditions. They report in the middle of the night and on holidays to keep Michigan's roads safer. Motorists must play their part by driving safely no matter how often roads are plowed or salted and by giving snowplow operators room to do their jobs. YOU must do your best to minimize distractions and focus on changes in road conditions. Ever year, despite the flashing lights on snowplow trucks, poor driver behavior near snowplows leads to collisions that can be deadly. We offer the following reminders for Motorists:
* Snowplows have limited visibility and drivers cannot see directly behind their trucks.
* Snowplows often throw up snow clouds, reducing visibility on all sides of the truck.
* Distracted driving is dangerous driving. Motorists should NOT text or talk on cell phones while they are behind the wheel. In fact, texting while driving is illegal in Michigan.
* Motorists should never attempt to pass a moving snowplow on the right. With new patrol wing technology, the blade can clear the should and the lane of travel at the same time. Motorists attempting an illegal pass through a snow cloud on the right and/or shoulder of the road most likely won't see the plow blade and run the risk of a serious crash.
* Always wear your safety belt and allow extra time to reach your destinations this winter.
Road crews are ready to respond in winter conditions. If motorists do their part and use extreme caution when driving near snowplows, it will improve safety for everyone involved. Remember: "Snowplows Need Room to Groom." Safety tips are available at www.micountyroads.org/winter.php
Our office is open
Monday - Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Winter hours for Road crews 6:00 am to 2:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Closed from 11:30 to 12:00 for lunch.
Located approximately 1/2 mile East of the Business Loop on M-72 (Huron Street) To Contact Us: