The Gogebic County Road Commission will hold its regular board meeting on
Monday, April 8, 2019 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!
SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS – 2019
Effective at 7:00 a.m. central time on Monday, March 18, 2019 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. For a list of Local 5 ton roads click here.
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. For more information on Michigan Frost Laws please clickhere.
Exempt Roads - For a list of all-season roads please click here.
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.
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Hours of Operation
(May ~ September)
Monday ~ Thursday
6:00am - 4:00pm
(October ~ April)
Monday ~ Friday
7:00am - 3:00pm
The Gogebic County Road Commission
State highways fall under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Included under this heading are all highways with letters in their names, such as "M", "US" or "I".
The Gogebic County Road Commission will maintain the highway once directed by the MDOT.
How do I file a claim for damages to my vehicle?
Highway defect claims (including potholes) should only be submitted to MDOT if damage occurred on a state trunkline (M, I or US route), not local or county roads. If you have questions about road jurisdiction, contact your local MDOT region office or county road commission. MDOT can be reached at (866) 584-8100.
To file a claim with the appropriate region office, follow the procedure below:
Download Form 3600
Print and completely fill out the form
Sign and notarize the form (Note: Incomplete and unnotarized forms will be returned)
Attach supporting documentation
Keep a copy for your records
Return form and documentation to the MDOT region office located in the county where the incident occurred
Claims under $1,000
Upon receipt of your damage claim under $1,000, MDOT will investigate the incident. Investigations typically take at least 90 days. Please be advised that the majority of defect claims are denied under governmental immunity laws.
Claims of $1,000 or more
If your alleged damage claim is $1,000 or more, you can recover only by filing a lawsuit against MDOT. You should consult a private attorney if you want to pursue this option.
Michigan’s Move Over Law Expanded
Starting February 13, 2019, Michigan’s Move Over law expanded to require drivers to slow down and move over when passing emergency, maintenance, and utility vehicles on the road.
Drivers now have to slow down to 10 mph below the posted speed limit as well as yield their lane, if possible, when passing police or emergency vehicles, roadside tow trucks, garbage trucks, maintenance, and utility vehicles that have amber lights flashing. Failure to do so could result in a civil offense subject to a $400 fine.
Learn more about Michigan's Move Over law.
Stay Safe. Drive Smart.
The mission is to move Toward Zero Deaths on Michigan roadways.
Currents News and Notices
GOGEBIC COUNTY ROADS
OUTSIDE OF THE CITY LIMITS
NOVEMBER 1st THRU APRIL 15th
2 A.M. TO 7 A.M.
Vehicles must not be parked on either the roadway or shoulder. Vehicles found parked in violation of this notice will be towed away at the owner’s expense and subject to a fine. Neither the county nor the state will be liable for damage to vehicles illegally parked.
STATE OF MICHIGAN
TRAFFIC CONTROL ORDER NO. PA 27-07-92