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With the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Gogebic County, our office will be closed to the public starting Monday, January 17, 2022 until further notice.
Board Meetings will remain in-person.
The Gogebic County Road Commission announces that their regular scheduled Board meeting will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 4:00pm.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
December 14, 2021
NOTICE TO BID
The Board of County Road Commissioners of Gogebic County, State of Michigan, at its offices in the Courthouse Annex, City of Bessemer, will receive sealed bids until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 for:
The bid must be submitted on the specification and bidding blank, which may be obtained at the office of the road commission. Bid is to be submitted in a sealed envelope and plainly marked on the outside of the envelope “Bid on Grader”. The Board will accept a fax bid at (906) 663-4807, provided it is followed by receipt of the original signed bid by mail.
The bid is to be quoted f.o.b. Bessemer, Michigan.
The Board reserves the right to reject or accept any bid or all bids or to waive irregularities and to accept any bid that, in the opinion of the Board, is to the best interest and advantage of the County of Gogebic.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT
December 8, 2021 James Lake
'Tis the season: Practice safe snow removal
- Piling or depositing snow that obstructs vision is a violation of Michigan's Vehicle Code.
- Piling snow at the ends of driveways along highway shoulders and pushing snow across roads can create hazardous conditions.
- Keeping sidewalks clear is important to help people walk safely and access public transit.
LANSING, Mich. - Snow is beginning to pile up in parts of the state, and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is reminding residents living along state highways to be careful and follow the law as they plow or shovel snow. Two primary concerns are when residents and businesses pile snow at the ends of driveways along the highway shoulder, and when snow is pushed across the road, leaving snow or slush on the road surface.
Michigan Vehicle Code 257.677a prohibits "the obstruction of safety vision by removal or deposit of snow, ice, or slush." This includes the end of driveways, where banked snow can reduce visibility for vehicles trying to enter the roadway.
"Piling snow at the end of a driveway may be convenient, but makes it difficult for drivers to make sure it's safe to pull out onto the highway, and tough for drivers to see other vehicles waiting to pull out," said State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba. "Our crews work to keep the shoulders clear and knock down snowbanks at intersections for motorist safety, and residents and business owners need to do the same at their driveways." Trails of snow left on the pavement while plowing across the road also can cause problems. As temperatures change, slushy snow can become packed and icy, or refreeze in ridges of ice across the road.
"Careless plowing creates an added hazard to unsuspecting motorists and plow drivers," Ajegba said. It also is important to remember that many local ordinances require residents and businesses to keep sidewalks clear of snow. This is important for pedestrians and those waiting for public transit. "Winter can be a difficult time to get around for those on foot, so please make the extra effort to clear your sidewalks and help everyone stay mobile and safe," Ajegba said.
Protect workers. Protect drivers. Safe work zones for all.
NO OVERNIGHT PARKING ON GOGEBIC COUNTY ROADS AND STATE HIGHWAYS (OUTSIDE OF THE CITY LIMITS)
NOVEMBER 1ST - 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
GOGEBIC COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
The Gogebic County Road Commission is accepting applications for Equipment Operators. Applicants must possess a valid CDL with a minimum Class A designation. Applicants must be able to operate and maintain trucks and equipment assigned to them. Applicants must be physically fit to handle the heavy work required.
Applications can be picked up at the Gogebic County Road Commission office in the Courthouse Annex in Bessemer, Michigan or by downloading from the Employment Opportunities page.
The Gogebic County Road Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.