2014 Annual Bids
have now been posted!
2014 Annual Bids
bids will be received at the office of the Board of County Road Commissioners of
the County of St. Clair, 21 Airport Drive, St. Clair, Michigan 48079, until 1:00
pm, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2014 for furnishing 2014 requirements for materials
our Annual Bid page for more details
June 18, 1913 to June 18, 2013 and
Please visit our Anniversary
page for more information and upcoming events.
Thanks to all who
voted for the St. Clair County Road Millage!
Road Millage passes
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.
of proposed projects for 2013
Gravel Haul 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
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
||Setting Speed Limits
wonder how speed limits are set? Please review this video
for more information.
Encroachment and/or Obstructions
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.
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