How do I get a "Children Playing" sign put up to protect my children? The Road Commission no longer places or maintains “Children Playing” signs, although there are several of these signs scattered throughout our road system. Prior to the revision of the Michigan Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MMUTCD) in 1983, these signs were acceptable for use on county roads. Studies done nationally leading up to that revision demonstrated conclusively that, while these signs may make parents and children feel safer, they have absolutely no effect on driver behavior, and do not slow traffic speeds as might be expected. To the extent that the signs might make parents or children think they are safer when the danger is still present, these signs can actually reduce safety. The best policy is still to be sure to keep children as far away from the road as possible, and don’t allow children to play in or near the road.
How do I have a speedlimit sign placed on my road? Speed limits on county roads are set by the Michigan State Police following a traffic study. Contact the Michigan State Police Department for further information. Gaylord Post - (989)732-2778 or Houghton Lake Post - (989) 422-5103
How do I get a sign for my private road? Signs for private roads are the responsibility of the private landowner. The Road Commission is not responsible for maintaining or replacing these signs. If you would like to purchase a road name or traffic sign contact the Crawford County Road Commission and leave a message for our Sign Shop. Signs must be paid for in advance.
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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.
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