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Our office CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.
Please conduct all business via telephone or email.
The Gogebic County Road Commission announces that their next regular scheduled Board meeting will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 4:00pm.
This meeting can be attended electronically by either dial-in only or by video. The meeting information will be provided at a later date.
All are welcome and encouraged to att
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
GOGEBIC COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION
The Gogebic County Road Commission is accepting applications for one (1) Afternoon Mechanic. 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.
We are also accepting applications for Light Equipment Operators for possible upcoming positions.
All 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 (Employment Opportunities section) at or from the Gogebic County Road Commission office in the Courthouse Annex in Bessemer, Michigan. If you want to pick an application from our office please call ahead to make arrangements. Our office phone number is (906) 667-0233.
The Gogebic County Road Commission is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employe
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020
CONTACT: Dan Weingarten, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-4809 WeingartenD@Michigan.gov
MDOT prepares to meet the challenge of winter during a pandemic
October 26, 2020 -- With winter already on its way to parts of the state, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is doing what it does every year: preparing. But this winter may pose new challenges for keeping our roads clear.
"Over the years, maintenance workers at the state and local levels have handled everything winter could throw at them but, with the continuing threat of COVID-19, this is going to be an unprecedented winter," said State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba. "We're working with local agencies and county road commissions to plan for contingencies, but we want drivers to know the pandemic could affect our ability to maintain winter levels of service."
The goal of MDOT and its partner agencies remains clearing highways to bare pavement as quickly as possible after a winter storm. If MDOT or local contract agencies are temporarily affected by COVID-19 infections or associated quarantines, it may take longer to reach this goal.
"During snowstorms, MDOT and our contract agencies will have all available staff out working to clear roads as quickly as possible," Ajegba said. "We'll be asking the public for their patience and understanding if we need to manage temporary staff shortages. We'll do the best we can with the resources available."
As we move into winter, drivers need to remember they also share responsibility for safety when they venture out. Motorists must follow Michigan's Basic Speed Law, which requires them to drive at a "careful and prudent" speed in all driving conditions that also allows them to be able to stop within the clear distance ahead. It may mean driving slower than the posted speed limit.
MDOT and Michigan State Police (MSP) collaborated to produce a video with information on how roads are maintained each winter and the actions motorists should take now to be prepared for inclement driving conditions. The video also covers:
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.