Gogebic County Roads

and State Highways

Outside of the City Limits

November 1st ~ April 15th





  • New Year's Day

  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Day before or after Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • 1/2 day Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day ​ 

Hours of Operation


(May ~ September)

Monday ~ Thursday

6:00am - 4:00pm



(October ~ April)

Monday ~ Friday

7:00am - 3:00pm

The Gogebic County Road Commission

Message from The County Road Association of Michigan (CRA)

"Green lights are reserved for official government vehicles actively working on the road or right-of-way. Green lights may not be used by private contractors working on roads, parking lots or elsewhere. 

The Legislature wanted the green lights to draw special attention on roadways to avoid crashes and encourage safety. While private plow operators no doubt mean well by using the green lights, it is not legal in Michigan."


The Gogebic County Road Commission will hold its regular board meeting on
Monday, February 26, 2018 in its offices in the Courthouse Annex, Bessemer, Michigan.

4:00 p.m. Finance Meeting

4:15 p.m. Regular Meeting

All are welcome and encouraged to attend!​

Full 2018 GCRC Board Meeting schedule can be found here

Mailbox Policy

Mailbox and/or Support Replacement Policy

(As revised at a regular meeting dated January 16, 2017)

A motion was made by Commissioner Matonich, 2nd by Vice-Chair D’Antonio, with all in favor to revise the current policy. Mailboxes and supports erected on county road right-of-way must comply with the following criteria:

  1. Mailbox is in the direction of the carrier’s route of travel, except on one-way streets.
  2. Mailbox height is between 42 inches and 48 inches above the road surface.
  3. Mailbox face is between 8 inches and 12 inches from the outside edge of the road shoulder or 6 inches to 12 inches from the curb.

Mailbox near an intersection is no closer than 100 feet from the intersecting road. Mailbox supports should be nominal 4 inch by 4 inch or 4½ inch diameter wood posts or 1½ inch to 2 inch diameter standard steel or aluminum pipe posts, embedded no more than 24 inches into the ground and are the maximum strength supports that should be considered.

If all of the above criteria are met concerning mailbox supports and location, and the mailbox or support is physically hit by county road commission equipment (this does not include snow that is discharged from the plow) the county road commission will then issue a $20 voucher to the property owner for the mailbox or a $30 voucher to the property owner for the mailbox & support.

Snow Totals

Snow totals are taken at Copper Peak

Week ending 02/16/2018

Snow for the week: 0"

Snow for the month: 9"

Total snow: 141"

Snow on the ground: 26"

January 15, 2018


The Gogebic County Road Commission is taking applications for a Mechanic.  All applicants must have the ability to repair and maintain pickup trucks, heavy duty equipment trucks, and special equipment at the Road Commission.  Utilize a well-rounded knowledge of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, electrical components, hydraulic systems, brakes, cooling and air conditioning systems.  Applicants must possess, or be able to possess within three months after hire, a valid CDL with a minimum of Group A designation. All applicants must be physically fit to handle the heavy work required.  This job is located in Bessemer. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

All applicants who have current applications on file should update them.  Applications can be obtained here or from the Gogebic County Road Commission office in the Courthouse Annex in Bessemer, Michigan.

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