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Detour of M-29 for St. Clair Off Shore Boat Race  

M-29 will be closed to all through traffic due to the Off Shore Boat Races being held in St. Clair, Michigan.  The closure will take place from July 24, 2014 at 6pm through July 28, 2014 at noon.  A detour will be posted:  Brown, Carney, Fred Moore Hwy, King to Bree


Shea Road Reconstruction Opening Ceremony  

The Shea Road Reconstruction Project Opening Ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:30 am.  

 


Special Board Meeting being held  

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of Act 267, Public Acts of Michigan 1976, that a Special meeting of the Board of County Road Commissioners of the County of St. Clair has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 12:00 noon at the St. Clair County Road Commission's Central Service Center, 21 Airport Drive, St. Clair


Now Hiring:  Engineer II  

The St. Clair County Road Commission currently has an opening for the position of 'Engineer II".  The ideal candidate must be currently licensed as a Registered Professional Engineer and must have four years experience in the civil engineering field and must have knowledge of CADD Systems and roadway design.  The qualified individual will act as a project engineer performing design and drafting using a CADD system; perform bridge inspections, and asset management using PASER rated road systems, Roadsoft and ArcMap.  The ideal candidate would be familiar with Field Manager, MicroStation and/or AutoCad.

Applications and resumes' will be accepted through August 1, 2014.  Applications are available at 21 Airport Drive, St. Clair, Michigan 48079.  Please send to the attention of the H/R Department.  Drug test required.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description  /  Application


Mailboxes Casualties  

St. Clair County Road Commission's Mailbox Policy

St. Clair County Road Commission's Mailbox Brochure 


Bridge Posting 

Bridge Hessen Road Bridge Culvert
Road Name: Hessen Road
Between: Marine City Highway & Springborn
Township: Casco
Date Posted: July 24, 2014
Description: This section of Hessen Road will be closed to all through traffic 7/28/14 at 7:30AM until further notice to replace a bridge culvert.

 

Bridge: Capac Road Bridge over Belle River
Township: Mussey
Road: Capac Road
Between: over Belle River
Description: The St. Clair County Road Commission will be rehabilitating the Capac Road Bridge over the Belle River.  Currently, the tentative start date is July 28, 2014, with construction completion in late October.  All scheduling and project dates are subject to change depending on weather and the contractor's schedule.

The work will include removing the entire bridge deck and portions of the foundation of the Capac Road Bridge.  The bridge foundation will then be rehabilitated and the bridge deck reconstructed.  The bridge approach roadway will be reconstructed.  All work will be confined to the existing right-of-ways.

Capac Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic at the bridge site between Hunt Road and Terry Road during construction.  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 Administration at a total estimate cost for construction of $1,273,205.48.  

The prime contractor is Z Contractors, Inc.

 

County: St. Clair
Highway: I-94/I-69
City: Port Huron
Estimated Start Date: Mid- to late July 2014
Project Details As part of the Michigan Department of Transportation's (MDOT) project to rebuild the I-94/I-69 interchange, I-94 and I-69 will need to be closed at times during the last two weeks of July and throughout August in order to put steel bridge beams into place.  Motorists should expect overnight closures, with other limited, short-duration closures occurring at various times of the day as well.  Portable message signs will be in place to alert motorists well in advance of these closures.

The first closure will occur on westbound I-69 Business Loop (BL) to westbound I-94 from 7pm to 6am nightly from Tuesday, July 22, through Thursday, July 24.

The second closure will occur on eastbound and westbound I-94/I_69 and on westbound I-69 BL to westbound I-94 from 8m to 6am nightly Friday, July 25, and Saturday, July 26.

Traffic Impact: Westbound I-94 traffic will be detoured via westbound I-69, Wadhams road, and eastbound I-69.

Eastbound I-94 traffic will be diverted to I-94 BL (Gratiot Avenue), which leads through Marysville and into Port Huron and the Blue Water Bridge.

Motoirists are encouraged to follow www.michigan.gov/drive and www.twittter.com/MDOT_BWB for up-to-date lane closure info.

 

Bridge: 8-17P
Township: Columbus
Road: Gratiot Road
Between: over Richmond/Columbus Drain (8-17P) 
Description: Due to advancing steel reinforcement deterioration the following structure's maximum load rating has been decreased

Gratiot Road over Richmond-Columbus Drain (8-17P) in Columbus Township.

Previous Posting

NONE

NEW Posting

Current structure capacity is:

22 ton - Single
41 ton - Double
53 ton - Triple

  Road Closures 

 

Title: St. Clair Off-Shore Boat Race Detour
Road Name: M-29
Between:
Township: St. Clair/China
Date Posted: July 24, 2014
Description: M-29 will be CLOSED to all through traffic due to the Off Shore Boat Races on July 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. through July 28, 2014 at noon. 

Detour will be posted:  Brown, Carney, Fred Moore Hwy, King to Bree

 

Title: County Park drive for St. Clair County 4H & Youth Fair
Road Name: County Park Drive
Between: Castor and Goodells
Township: Wales
Date Posted: July 20, 2014 through July 27, 2014
Description: County Park Drive will be CLOSED to all through traffic Sunday, 7/20/2014 through Sunday 07/27/2014 for the St. Clair County 4H & Youth Fair

 

Title: Fred Moore Highway Resurfacing is scheduled to begin July 18, 2014.  (UPDATED 7/18/24)
Road Name: Fred Moore Highway
Between: 1/2 mile east of Mayer Road to 1/2 mile east of Allington Road
Township: St. Clair / China
Date Posted: July 15, 2014
Description: Resurfacing work on Fred Moore Highway, ˝ mile east of Mayer Road to ˝ mile east of Allington Road is scheduled to begin on July 18, 2014.

Work will include rubblizing the existing concrete, overlaying the rubblized concrete and existing asphalt shoulders, restoring the aggregate shoulders, ditch cleanout and culvert replacement, new pavement markings and site restoration.

The project will begin with ditch cleanout and driveway culvert replacements.   This work will be completed under a lane closure utilizing flaggers.

The remainder of the project will occur under a full closure of Fred Moore Highway and Allington Road between St. Clair Hwy and Trumble Rd for a maximum of 14 days to permit the concrete rubblizing and placement of new aggregate base, asphalt and gravel shoulders.  Access will be maintained to local traffic within the construction and closure zone, including homes and businesses, during the closure.  The posted detour will be Wadhams Road and I-94.  This closure is tentatively scheduled to occur July 28 to August 11.  During this time the Contractor will be permitted to work on Sunday in an effort to meet this deadline.

Local residents and emergency vehicles will have access to local properties throughout the entire project.  Local residents are encouraged to plan for delays due to construction.  We request your cooperation and patience.

Construction is scheduled to be completed by August 29, 2014.  All scheduling and project dates are subject to change depending on weather and the contractor's schedule.

This project is financed by the St. Clair County Road Commission, the State of Michigan and the Federal Highway Administration at a total estimated cost for construction of $957,250.

The prime contractor is Ace-Saginaw Paving Co.

 

Title: Shea Road resurfacing is scheduled to begin May 28, 2014
Road Name: Shea Road
Between: Palms Road to Marsh Road
Township: Ira/Cottrellville
Date Posted: May 21, 2014
Description: Resurfacing work on Shea Road, from Palms Road to Marsh Road is scheduled to begin on May 28, 2014.

Work will include crushing and shaping the existing pavement and then overlaying with asphalt, restoring the aggregate shoulders, a cross road culvert replacement at McKinley, and new pavement markings.

The project will begin with a 1-day closure of Shea Road between Morrow Road and McKinley Road for the cross road culvert replacement.  Access will be maintained to local traffic within the closure zone.  The posted detour will be McKinley Road, Genaw Road and Morrow Road.  This closure is scheduled for May 28, 2014.

The remainder of the project will be constructed under a moving road closure and lane closures.  The contractor will be permitted to close a mile of road for one day only for crushing and shaping operations.  Any remaining shaping and all paving and shouldering operations will be completed under a lane closure.  Local residents and emergency vehicles will have access to local properties throughout the entire project.  Local residents are encouraged to plan for delays due to construction.  We request your cooperation and patience.

Construction is scheduled to be completed in mid June.  All scheduling and project dates are subject to change depending on weather and the contractor's schedule.

This project is financed by the St. Clair County Road Commission, and the State of Michigan at a total estimated cost for construction of $1,034,549.

The prime contractor is Ace-Saginaw Paving Co.

 

Title: Demolition and construction of the MDOT I-94 Bridges over Lapeer Road
Road Name: Lapeer Road
Between: 32nd Street and Michigan
Township: Port Huron
Date Posted: May 15, 2014
Description: Starting on May 19, 2014, MDOT will have night time closures on Lapeer Road, in the vicinity of I-94 overpass, between the hours of 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM, this work is expected to last four nights.

This is a Michigan Department of Transportation project.  Contractor:  Walter Toebe Construction Company

 

Road Name: Hessen Road
Between: Rattle Run and Meskill
Township: Columbus
Date Posted: May 14, 2014
Description: This section of Hessen Road is closed to all through traffic until further notice

 

Road Name: Lapeer Road
Between: 32nd Street and Michigan
Township: Port Huron
Date Posted: April 07, 2014
Description: Demolition and construction of the MDOT I=94 bridges over Lapeer Road

Starting on 04/15/2014.  Traffic will be restricted to a single lane maintained by temporary traffic signals.

Night time closures are allowed for demolition.  We are anticipating the first closure will be the night of 04/15/2014 with closures on the two following nights as well.  These night closures are set up to close at 8PM and reopen at 6AM the following day.

This is a Michigan Department of Transportation project.  Contractor:  Walter Toebe Construction Company

  


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 2013


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...........

2014 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program: The St. Clair County Road Commission will begin its 2014 Herbicide Phragmites Control Program on or after July 28, 2014.  Program completion, subject to weather and/or operational factors, is expected by October 1, 2014.

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. 63.7 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 15, 2014.  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 28, 2014.  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 31, 2014

 




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