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Press Release

Yale Road over Liverpool Drain Replacement and Pavement Rehabilitation from Brown Road to the City of Yale Limits is scheduled to begin July 6, 2015..  Visit our News page for more information.

 Notice to Bidders

Lapeer Road Reconstruction at Wadhams Road, Kimball Township, St. Clair County, Michigan

Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Board of Road Commissioners of the County of St. Clair, 21 Airport Drive, St. Clair, michigan, 48079 until 2:00 p.m., EDT, Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Work is more particularly described as 2700 square yards of cold millling, 6600 square yards of pavement removal, 3000 tons of HMA, 1200 square yards of concrete pavement, 3700 tons of aggregate, 2200 feet of curb and gutter, 2500 feet of storm sewer, and miscellaneous items.

King Road Resurfacing, China Township, St. Clair County, Michigan

Work is more particularly described as 35,000 syd of 1.5" HMA cold milling and 7,000 ton HMA on King Road, between Puttygut Road and Fred Moore Highway, with road widening and trenching, 5,000 ton aggregate base and shoulders, ditch cleanout, 1,500 lft of storm sewer, slope restoration, pavement markings, and miscellaneous items.  Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Board of Road Commissioners of the County of St. Clair, 21 Airport Drive, St. Clair, Michigan 48079, until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015.
   

Please visit our Request for Proposal page for further bid details.

Roundabout Construction

As part of the CN Grade Separation Project (Phase II), the St. Clair County Road Commission will be constructing a roundabout at the Griswold and Range Road intersection.  The construction of the roundabout is currently planned for 2016.  More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

For more information on roundabouts, please see here:  brochure
   

Road Closures

Date Posted 06/30/2015
Road Gratiot Road Bridge over the Pine River
Township St. Clair
  Gratiot Road will open today, June 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.  Gratiot Road has been Closed since February 09, 2015 due to Bridge Construction.  Work is now complete.
Date Posted 06/18/2015
Road Ditty Road
Between Griswold & Dove
Township Kimball
  Ditty Road will be closed to all through traffic on Monday, 06/22/2015, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm due to a crossroad culvert replacement project.  (The original closure for 06/16/2015 - 06/18/2015 has been extended)
Date Posted 06/16/2015
Road Ditty Road
Between Griswold & Dove
Township Kimball
  Ditty Road will be closed daily 7:00 am - 3#30 pm the following dates, 06/16/2015 through 06/18/2015.  Closure is due to crossroad culvert replacement.

Extended to 06/22/2015  7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Date Posted 06/11/2015
Road Eckles
Between Lapeer & Kitchen
Township Wales
  Eckles Road will be Closed to all through traffic 06/22/2015 - 06/26/2015 due to Railroad track replacement by CN Railroad.
Date Posted 06/11/2015
Road Castor
Between Lapeer & Kitchen
Township Wales
  Castor Road will be Closed to all through traffic 06/15/2015 - 06/19/2015 due to Railroad track replacement by CN Railroad
Date Posted 06/10/2015
Road Braidwood
Between Burt &  Dunn
Township Riley
  Braidwood Road over the Cowhey Drain will be Closed until further notice due to a Cross Road Culvert Failure.
Date Posted 04/30/2015
Road St. Clair Highway
Between Palms & Hessen
Township Casco
  St. Clair Highway will be CLOSED to all through traffic on May 03, 2015 from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm for the Salvation Army Suckerfest Parade.  Detour:  Hessen to Fred Moore Highway to Palms
Date Posted 04/29/2015
Road Allen
Between Dove and Ravenswood
Township Kimball
  Allen Road will be CLOSED to all traffic May 03, 2015 through May 08, 2015 due to Railroad track replacement by CN Railroad.
Date Posted 04/29/2015
Road Richman
Between Henry and Smiths Creek
Township Kimball
  Richman Road is CLOSED to all through traffic until Saturday, May 02, 2015 due to Rail Road repair by CN Railroad
   
Date Posted 04/28/2015
Road Big Hand
Between Kronner & Arlington
Township Columbus
  Big Hand Road is now OPEN
   
Date Posted 04/28/2015
Road Big Hand
Between Kronner & Arlington
Township Columbus
  Big Hand Road is Closed until Saturday May 02, 2015 due to an Emergency Rail Road repair by CN Railroad

Date Posted 04/15/2015
Road Fisher
Between M-25 and Vincent
Township Burtchville / Grant
  Fisher Road will be Closed to all through traffic for the next 90 days due toa  Water Main Installation.  Detour will be Posted

Date Posted 04/15/2015
Road Lapeer
Between 32nd and Michigan
Township Port Huron
  Night time Closure on Lapeer Road 04/15/2015, 04/16/2015 and 04/17/2015  8:00 PM - 6:00 AM due to Bridge Demolition.  Detour will be posted.  MDOT Project-Contractor:  Walter Toebe Construction.

Road Folkert
Between Taft and Holland
Township Clay
  Folkert Road will be closed to all traffic until further notice due to a culvert failure

Date Posted 04/13/2015  05/12/2015
Road Meisner
Between Palms and Mayer
Township Casco
  Meisner Road between Palms and Mayer is closed until further notice due to sinking of a cross-road culvert.

Road is now OPEN

Date Posted 04/13/2015
Road Owens
Between Metcalf and Norman
Township Brockway
  Owens Road between Metcalf and Norman is closed to all through traffic until further notice due to the collapse of a cross-road culvert.  No emergency vehicles.  No busses.


Bridge Closure


Bridge Meisner Road (C89-T04)
over Vollmer Drain
Between Palms and Mayer
Township Casco
  Bridge Posting:  Meisner Road over Vollmer Drain (C89-T04)
 

Due to advancing steel deterioration the following structure's maximum load rating has changed:

Meisner Road over Vollmer Drain (C89-T04) in  Casco Twp between Palms and Mayer

Previous Posting - NONE
New Posting:

Current structure capacity is:
12 ton - Single
12 ton - Double
12 ton - Triple

   
Bridge Cork Road over Unnamed Drain (C84-T14)
over Unnamed Drain
Township Greenwood
  Bridge Posting:  Cork Road over Unnamed Drain
 

Due to advancing steel deterioration the following structure's maximum load rating has changed:

Cork Road over Unnamed Drain (C84-T14) in Greenwood Township

 Location:  On Cork Road 300' south of Fisher Road

Previous Posting - NONE
New Posting:

Current structure capacity is:
14 ton - Single
14 ton - Double
14 ton - Triple


Bridge Wales Center Road
over Apply Drain
  Wales Center Road over Apply Drain Replacement is scheduled to begin April 20th, 2015
  The St. Clair County Road Commission will be replacing the Wales Center Road over Apply Drain.  Currently, the tentative start date is April 20th, 2015, with construction completion in late July.  All scheduling and project dates are subject to change depending on weather and the contractor's schedule.

The project is described as complete bridge removal and replacement with approach roadway reconstruction.  All work will be confined to the existing right-of-ways.

Wales Center Road between Lambs Road and Sparling Road will be closed to thru traffic while the contractor replaces the bridge.  Local residents are encouraged to plan for delays due to construction.  We request your cooperation and patience.

This project is financed by the St. Clair County Road Commission, the State of Michigan and the Federal Highway Adminsitration.

The prime contractor is Nashvill Construction Company


Bridge Gratiot Road Bridge
over Pine River
  Construction on Gratiot Road Bridge over Pine River in St. Clair Township is tentatively set to begin on February 9, 2015, weather permitting.  Construction includes removal of the old bridge, placing new concrete abutments and pier, a new concrete bridge decks, install new guardrail, rebuild about 300 feet of road approaches on each side of the bridge, and seeding of disturbed earth areas.  The purpose of this project is to replace a structurally defiance brige that is currently load weight restricted. 

Traffic will be detoured away from the construction zone.  The signed detour is Gratiot Road to Wadhams Road to Rattle Run Road and Gratiot Road.  The road will remain open to local traffic on either side of the bridge closure but residents are requested to be patient because of delays due to construction.  This project is financed by the State of Michigan and St. Clair County Road Commission at a total cost of $2,168,216.

The prime contractor is Millbocker and Sons Inc of Allegan, MI.

The contract completion date is June 30, 2015.

Lane Closure Notice (MDOT)

Road: M-29  (all lanes)
at Pine River
Projected
Reopen Date:
March 31, 2015
Work to be done: Bridge repair  work
Posted Detour: Puttygut Road to King Road to Fred Moore Highway
Full closure from January to March 2015

Road: I-94 (Military Street  (all lanes)
at Black River Bridges
Projected
Reopen Date:
March 31, 2015
Work to be done: Bridge repair  work
Posted Detour: Water Street to Erie Street to McMorran Blvd
Full closure from January to March 2015
 

St. Clair County Road Commission receives the prestigious 2014 APAM/MDOT Asphalt Paving Award

Ace Saginaw Paving Company and the St. Clair County Road Commission will receive an Award of Excellence from the Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan for their cooperative effort on the Fred W. Moore Highway project from east of Mayer Road to east of Allington Road St. Clair County Road Commission Lead Project Engineer Jennifer Nelson and Lead Project Inspector Jodi Smith will be honored for their efforts at the annual event.
   

Mailbox Questions?

St. Clair County Road Commission's Mailbox Policy

St. Clair County Road Commission's Mailbox Brochure 


Thanks to all who voted for the St. Clair County Road Millage!

Road Millage passes  
The proposal for a county-wide road millage was successful.  The St. Clair County Road Commission pledges to use its share of the millage to meet the required match to obtain federal funds for eligible road and bridge projects.

List of proposed projects for 2014


Norman Road Gravel Haul Video

Grader Video


Michigan Work  Zone Awareness   
We'd like to remind motorists that "Safer driving creates safer work zones, and not to barrel through work zones."

More than 85 percent of all people killed in highway work zone crashes are drivers and passengers, not highway workers.  Although traffic fatalities are down significantly with increased public education efforts and law enforcement, Michigan experienced more than 5,100 traffic crashes in 2010 where construction activity was present.

While many factors contribute to deadly work zone crashes, driver behavior plays a huge role.

"We ask motorists to slow down, buckle up, drive sober, pay attention and at all times drive as if their life depends on it because it just might," Niemela said.  "Although it is very early in the construction season we have already experienced serious work zone crashes, taking the life of a highway worker."

In Michigan, most work zones are posted at 45 MPH where workers are present.  Motorists speeding in work zones are subject to doubled fines and additional points against their driver license.  Causing the injury of another person in a work zone is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and $1,000 in fines, and causing the death of a person in a work zone is a felony punishable by and up to 15 years in prison and $7,500 in fines.

The County Road Association of Michigan represents Michigan's 83 county road agencies that collectively maintain more than 75 percent of Michigan roads - more than 90,000 miles - the fourth largest local road system in the nation.


Setting Speed Limits  
Ever wonder how speed limits are set?  Please review this video for more information.

Encroachment and/or Obstructions  
Per Michigan State Law, Public Act No. 368 of 1925, as amended (MCL 247.171, MSA 9.251), the St. Clair County Road Commission prohibits and, when necessary, removes any encroachment and/or obstruction in the county road right-of-way. It is recognized that encroachments and/or obstructions along the roadways severely impact the convenience and safety of the motoring public. The removal of such encroachments and/or obstructions promotes safety for the motoring public, improves the aesthetics of the roadway, and lawfully eliminates interference with public and private utilities within the public road right-of-way. When removal is necessary, it is at the owner’s expense.

Simply defined, an encroachment and/or obstruction is the unauthorized use of highway right-of-way or easements. An encroachment and/or obstruction includes any object, vegetation, landscape, earthwork, sign, fence, and/or building; and other objects, including oversized mailboxes or posts.


The Board of St. Clair County Road Commissioners uniformly and fairly conducts the administration of the state law governing encroachment and/or obstruction within the right-of-way. The Board recognizes that there are many encroachments and/or obstructions within what is commonly recognized as the right-of-way of the county road system. The Board also recognizes that these encroachments and/or obstructions constitute hazards to the motoring public ranging from non to severe and that the staff time available to identify, assess, recommend action, and follow-up on these encroachments and/or obstructions is limited.

Phragmites: Please view our Brochure for information concerning Phragmites.  We have also posted information from the following sources...........

2015 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program: The St. Clair County Road Commission will begin its 2015 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program on or after July 26, 2015.  Program completion, subject to weather and/or operational factors, is expected by October 1, 2015.

The Daltons, Inc., with offices at 936 Little Eagle Drive in Warsaw, Indiana, is under contract to the St. Clair County Road Commission to perform phragmites control services in the road right-of-way on designated county roads in St. Clair County.

The Road Commission Phragmites Control Program will involve the application of herbicides to phragmites.  The Program will be implemented to improve visibility and safety for the vehicular traffic and/or pedestrians that use the county roads under the Road Commission's jurisdiction.  The specific herbicide and specialty products utilized in this treatment will be as follows:

 

Glyphosate 5.4

  1 gallons   mix per 100 gallons of water
Imazapyr 4 SL   1 gallons   mix per 100 gallons of water
Non-ionic Surfactant 1 gallon mix per 100 gallons of water
Dye Amount of necessary to determine coverage

This Advance Notice and information is being supplied in accordance with the Michigan Department of Agriculture, Regulation No. 637 Pre-Notification Requirement.

If a property owner prefers their property not be included for treatment, they must complete an application form for a "No Treatment Zone" permit from the Road Commission no later than July 16, 2015.  As a condition of approval of this application, the property owner must agree to properly clear the road right-of-way abutting the subject property of phragmites and brush.  Signs supplied by the Road Commission must be in place by July 26, 2015.  Posted areas will be omitted from the Program only if the area is clear of phragmites and brush at the time of inspection by the Contractor and/or Road Commission personnel.

Technical information concerning this application may be requested by calling The Daltons, Inc., at 1-888-267-7511.  Administrative and operational information may be obtained from the St. Clair County Road Operations Department at 1-810-388-4025.

Kirk D. Weston, Managing Director
Legal
The Times Herald
Publish May 30, 2015

 




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