The Gogebic County Road Commission will hold its next regular Board meeting on Monday, APRIL 13, 2020 starting at 4:00 p.m. in its Bessemer offices in the Courthouse Annex.
ALL ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!
As global concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows, we’re doing our best to keep everyone healthy and safe in the workplace while also minimizing the disruptions to our day-to-day operations.
As of Monday, March 16, 2020 the Gogebic County Road Commission office and its buildings will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.
Please conduct all business via telephone or email.
SEASONAL WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS – 2020
Effective at 12:00 p.m. (noon) central time on Thursday, March 5, 2020 the Gogebic County Road Commission Spring Weight Restrictions will be in effect.
Local County Road System– Due to the minimal surface support and frost heave susceptibility on the Local Road System (including gravel roads), the 5 ton limit shall be enforced.
Primary County Road System– Shall follow the Michigan Frost Laws that require a 35% reduction in axle loading. This allows major principal routes through the County/Townships to remain at the normal weight restricted amount while reducing the loading on local roads.
The Gogebic County Road Commission shall monitor the frost action on our roads, and when conditions warrant removal of the 5 ton restrictions, notice shall be provided to revert back to the 35% reduction for the remainder of the weight restricted season.
For a full list of primary and local roads under restrictions can be found below under Seasonal Roads section.
For more information on Michigan Frost Laws, please click here.
If you have any questions please call our office at (906) 667-0233.
NO PARKING ON GOGEBIC COUNTY ROADS AND STATE HIGHWAYS
OUTSIDE OF THE CITY LIMITS
NOVEMBER 1ST THRU 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
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.