The Gogebic County Road Commission announces that their next regular scheduled Board meeting will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 4:00pm.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Monday - Thursday
Our office CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.
Please conduct all business via telephone or email.
BESSEMER, Mich.--The Gogebic County Road Commission (GCRC) reports that THOUSAND ISLAND LAKE ROAD, Watersmeet Township, will be CLOSED to traffic beginning 7:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020 for approximately a month. The road closure on Thousand Island Lake Road is located at approximately from 2.5 miles south of US-2 to 3 miles south of US-2. The purpose of the closure is to remove and replace a deep culvert in conjunction with a paving project.
The Sylvania Wilderness and Recreation Area in the Ottawa National Forest can be accessed from the south by utilizing the posted detour route. The posted detour route directs traffic east along US-2 to Watersmeet, south along US-45 to Land O’ Lakes, west along CTH B, northeast along Roddis Road and then north along Thousand Island Lake Road.
Once the deep culvert is replaced, the detour route will no longer be in effect. There will be one lane traffic with traffic control flaggers for the roadway work. As always, please use caution when driving through a construction site. Questions may be directed to the Gogebic County Road Commission at (906) 667-0233.
The Gogebic County Road Commission is accepting applications for two (2) Afternoon Mechanics. All applicants must have the ability to repair and maintain pickup trucks, heavy-duty trucks & equipment and special equipment at the Road Commission. Utilize a well-rounded knowledge of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, electrical components, hydraulic systems, brakes, cooling and air conditioning systems. Applicants must possess a valid CDL with a minimum of Group A designation. All applicants must be physically fit to handle the heavy work required.
All applicants who have current applications on file should update them. Applications can be obtained on our website under "Employment Opportunities" or from the Gogebic County Road Commission office in the Courthouse Annex in Bessemer, Michigan. The Gogebic County Road Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Starting February 13, 2019, Michigan’s Move Over law expanded to require drivers to slow down and move over when passing emergency, maintenance, and utility vehicles on the road.
Drivers now have to slow down to 10 mph below the posted speed limit as well as yield their lane, if possible, when passing police or emergency vehicles, roadside tow trucks, garbage trucks, maintenance, and utility vehicles that have amber lights flashing. Failure to do so could result in a civil offense subject to a $400 fine.