Gogebic County Roads
and State Highways
Outside of the City Limits
November 1st ~ April 15th
STATE OF MICHIGAN
TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER NO. PA 27-07-92
New Year's 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
The Gogebic County Road Commission will hold its regular board meeting on
Monday, October 22, 2018 in its offices in the Courthouse Annex, Bessemer, Michigan.
4:00 p.m. Finance Meeting
Regular Meeting to start immediately after Finance Meeting
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Full 2018 GCRC Board Meeting schedule can be found here
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2018
CONTACT: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-4809
M-28 Jackson Creek bridge project reopening now delayed to Oct. 27
October 11, 2018 -- The ongoing $3.9 million Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) project to remove and replace the M-28 bridge over Jackson Creek east of Wakefield has been delayed for a second time. It's now anticipated the planned reopening of the bridge to traffic will be delayed approximately two weeks.
The detour currently in place was set to be lifted Oct. 12, but the bridge is now expected to be reopened to traffic on Oct. 27, weather permitting.
Eastbound and westbound M-28 remains closed at the bridge. Access is being maintained to businesses and residences along M-28. Eastbound traffic is detoured onto US-2 at Wakefield, then north onto M-64 and back to M-28. The route is reversed for westbound traffic. The approximate length of the detour is 33.5 miles.
The project was behind schedule due to heavy rain and flooding in mid-June, and several construction operations that took longer to complete than originally anticipated. The project was also impacted by the recent labor dispute.
"SHAKE YOUR MAILBOX" IN OCTOBER
Before winter takes hold and snow plows hit the roads, Gogebic County Road Commission (GCRC) asks our residents to prepare by shaking their mailboxes this month.
A mailbox is the only object allowed by law that homeowners can place in the road right-of-way. The location and construction of mailbox must conform to the rules and regulations of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and nationwide standards established by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials.
The road right-of-way is typically 66 feet wide, or 33 feet each direction from the centerline of the road. The right-of-way is maintained by county road agencies and is used for residential and public utility purposes.
Over time, a mailbox post can rot or become wobbly. By grabbing and shaking it, a homeowner can know if it is secure. Snow coming off of a plow going 35 m.p.h has surprising force that can topple a wobbly mailbox. Digging a mailbox out and reinstalling it in frozen ground is no picnic.
The number one job of GCRC is to maintain a safe and efficient road and right-of-way system and it is the resident's responsibility to ensure his or her mailbox is secure.
The Gogebic County Road Commission have policies in place regarding replacement of mailboxes that have been hit by a snowplow. However, road agencies are not responsible for mailbox damage caused by standard snow removal operations. GCRC's policy can be found here.
Residents should prepare mailboxes for winter by tightening screws and ensuring the post and box are secure enough to endure large amounts of snow that is thrown. If the mailbox moves when shaken, the box may need to be repaired or replaced before winter.
If you have any questions on what is permitted, please call our office at (906) 667-0233.
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