Weight Restriction Update

Effective Monday, April 28, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m.; normal loading will resume on all St. Clair County Roads.  Reduced load restrictions have been in place since March 14, 2014 in an effort to minimize surface and sub-surface damage during the warming weather.

The re-issuance of overweight permits will also resume on April 28, 2014.

Notice to Bidders

Shea Road Reconstruction - Palms Road to Marsh Road   Ira and Cottrellville Townships, St. Clair County, Michigan   
Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Board of Road Commissioners of the County of St. Clair until 2:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 for this project.  

Work is more particularly described as 58,000 square yards of HMA base crushing and shaping, 12,000 tons of HMA, 4,000 tons of shoulder aggregate, 80 feet of 73"x55" CMP arch culvert, guardrail replacement and miscellaneous items.

Each proposal shall be accompanied by a certified or cashier's check on a solvent bank in the State of Michigan payable to the St. Clair County Road Commission in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid as guarantee that the successful bidders will enter into a contract.  Bid bonds will be accepted.

This work shall be in accordance with the current Michigan Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Construction, Standard Plans and Supplemental Specifications.  Proposal blanks including supplemental specifications may be obtained at the office of the St. Clair County Road Commission at the above address.

The SCCRC, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, code of Federal Regulations, Department of Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of gender, disability, race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

The Board reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, waive irregularities in any bid and make award in any manner deemed in the best interest of the County.

Mailboxes Casualties  

St. Clair County Road Commission's Mailbox Policy

St. Clair County Road Commission's Mailbox Brochure 

Winter Weather and Road Condition

Road Commission discusses sever Weather and what it means to the County  
Blue Water Television Network interviewed the St. Clair County Road Commission's Managing Director, Kirk Weston, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

Watch the video here

Bridge Posting 

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


NEW Posting

Current structure capacity is:

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

  Road Closures 

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


Celebrating 100 Years!

June 18, 1913 to June 18, 2013 and beyond

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  
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.

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