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The Gogebic County Road Commission
Week ending: 2/17/2017
Snow for the week: 0"
Snow for the month of January: 15"
Total snow for 2016/2017 season: 86"
Snow on the ground: 20"
Snowfall reports are taken at our snow gauge near Copper Peak
Click here for snowfall averages
Below are just a few pictures of the damage caused by the July 11, 2016 storm.
February 13, 2017
SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS – 2017
Effective at 9 a.m. central time on Friday, February 17th, 2017 the Gogebic County Road Commission Spring Weight Restrictions will be in effect.
Local Road System – Due to the minimal surface support and frost heave susceptibility on the Local Road system (including gravel roads), the 5 ton limit shall be enforced.
County Primary Road System - shall follow the Michigan Frost Laws that require a 35% reduction in axle loading. This allows major principal routes through the County/Townships to remain at the normal weight restricted amount while reducing the loading on local roads.
The Gogebic County Road Commission shall monitor the frost action on our roads, and when conditions warrant removal of the 5 ton restrictions, notice shall be provided to revert back to the 35% reduction for the remainder of the weight restricted season.
If you have any questions please call our office at (906) 667-0233.
Dates will be determined each year by the Gogebic County Road Commission. Michigan Frost Laws will apply. The following, which are all weather roads and are exempt from weight restrictions:
Lake Road-From Ironwood City limits (Margaret Street) to 1 mile north of Airport Road, and from Lower Powers Road to Iron County, WI.
Airport Road-From Lake Road to Black River Road
Jackson Road- From Lake Road to US-2
Black River Road- From one mile east of Powderhorn Road to County Blacktop Plant (Blacktop Plant about 1 mile before Copper Peak)
Powderhorn Road-From Black River Road to US-2
Country Club Road-From US-2 to Newport Street
Old County Road-From South Davis Road to Bessemer City Limits
Ramsay Road (Old US-2)- From US-2 through Ramsay to Wakefield City limits in Plymouth Location
Main Street-From Old US-2 in Ramsay to Horseshoe Bend
Blackjack Road-From US-2 to Blackjack Ski Chalet
Presque Isle Road-From M-28 to Connor Mill Entrance
Camp Ojibway Road-From M-64 to Prison Camp
Kimberly Road-From US-2 to M-64
Old US-2- From US-45 to Gogebic Station
Transfer Station Road-From US-45 to Township Solid Waste Transfer Station
Indianhead Road-From US-2 to Indianhead Mountain Lodge
Puritan Road-From US-2 to Old County Road
Chaney Lake Road -From City of Wakefield to Wisconsin State Line
East Shore Road-From HWY M-64 to Camp 6 Road
Indian Village Road-From HWY US-45 to Military Road
Planters Road-From County 519 to Chippewa Drive
Great Lakes Station Road – west U.S. 2 to pumping station
Johnson and Kronberg Roads – Presque Isle Road to Railroad tracks
**Printable List of Exempt Roads can be found here
**Printable List of LOCAL Roads restricted to 5 Toncan be foundhere
For more information on Michigan Frost Laws: www.micountyroads.org
** BOARD MEETING **
The Gogebic County Road Commission will hold its regular board meeting on
Monday, February 27, 2017 in its offices in the Courthouse Annex, Bessemer, Michigan.
5:00 p.m. Finance Meeting
5:15pm Regular Meeting
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
The Gogebic County Road Commission announces that it has changed the times of the Finance Meetings to start at 5 pm and the Regular Meetings to start at 5:15 pm for the remainder of 2016.
The Gogebic County Road Commission and the Gogebic County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind all property owners that piling snow high along public roadways and shoulders or pushing the snow to the opposite side of the road can cause hazardous conditions for motorists. These actions are against the law (Act 82 of Public Acts of 1978) and violators leave themselves open to fines and lawsuits for public liability and property damage. For a charge to be filed a police officer must witness the violation or a citizen must file a complaint.
It is recommended that when cleaning your driveway that the snow be pushed away from the public road and to the sides of the driveway for its full length. If there is no room for storage of the snow along your driveway length, then instead of pushing it onto the public road, the snow should be hauled away.
All property owners and persons hired by the property owner to remove snow are responsible for maintaining safe traffic conditions and preventing careless snow removal techniques.
Darren Pionk, P.E. Sheriff Pete Matonich
Engineer/Manager Gogebic County Sheriff Dept
Gogebic County Road Commission
LAKE ROAD UPDATE
November 28, 2016
Lake Road is currently open to traffic from Little Girls Point to Wisconsin.
Please drive with caution as the stream crossings that were replaced will remain gravel until the spring of 2017. Paving of these crossings is planned once weight restrictions are lifted.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call the GCRC office at (906) 667-0233.
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:
Mailbox is in the direction of the carrier’s route of travel, except on one-way streets.
Mailbox height is between 42 inches and 48 inches above the road surface.
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 is 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 and $30 voucher to the property owner for the support.
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STATE OF MICHIGAN
TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER NO. PA 27-07-92
NEW! 2014 Gogebic County Maps are now available from our office and the Emergency Management/911 office.
The cost is $4 per map.
Contact us today for your copy!