Lapeer County Road Commission


Weight Restrictions on Roads in Lapeer County are in Effect as of March 10th, 2015

 

Seasonal Weight Restrictions

Due to the recent changes in weather, as of March 10th, 2015 weight limits are in effect for all weight restricted roads in Lapeer County, until further notice. During these restrictions trucks must reduce axle weight by 35% and the speed limit maximum is 35 MPH.

Over weight permits will not be issued during these restrictions without special permission.

Weight restrictions are imposed by the Road Commission per Act 300, Sec. 257.722(2) of the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code

For a complete list of the roads under weight restriction click here.

 


 

Notice to Bidders

Truck Equipment

The Lapeer County Road Commission will receive bids for the purchase and installation of equipment on a County owned cab and chassis.

Click Here for the specifications of the equipment.

Send sealed bid to Lapeer County Road Commission, 820 Davis Lake Road, Lapeer, MI 48446 by 1:00 p.m. April 24, 2015.

Lawn Maintenance

The Lapeer County Road Commission is accepting bids for the 2015 seasonal lawn maintenance at its Lapeer Service Station. Proposals are being asked for mowing and weed trimming. Proof of general liability and workers compensation will be required prior to beginning work.

Click Here for lawn maintenance specifications and Click Here for Bid Form.

Send sealed bid to Lapeer County Road Commission, 820 Davis Lake Road, Lapeer, MI 48446 by 1:30 p.m. April 13, 2015.

 

 


 

Goal:
Our goal is to serve Lapeer County by maintaining all county roads, bridges, and culverts within our jurisdiction to provide convenience and safety for the public.

 

Main Office:
820 Davis Lake Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Office hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
Phone: (810) 664-6272
Fax: (810) 664-0404


 

Report an Emergency:
To report an emergency situation call (810) 664-6272, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. After hours and weekends call 911.

 


Positions Available

The Lapeer County Road Commission is accepting applications for temporary seasonal help. Visit our employment page for details and application.


Accepting applications through April 10, 2015


 

Road Construction

Road work on M-24 in Lapeer
On April 13th traffic will be controlled on M-24 from Demille north through Nepessing. Traffic will be configured into one lane for each direction northbound and southbound wil be shifted onto the northbound side of M-24.
East and West Traffic -
Demille, Genesse and Nepessing will all be reduced to one lane for each direction.
As a reminder, to motorists, left hand turns in the construction zone are NOT permitted unless at the proper signals.

Farmers Creek bridge
Detour will begin July 7, 2015 and continue until the end of August.

Kings Mill
Clearing and chipping of the right of way began March 17, 2015, west of Jefferson Road.

Bronson Lake Road
Construction began March 19, 2015 with removal of trees from Marathon Road to Millville Road. There will be intermittent lane closures.

Fish Lake
Tree trimming and cutting will begin Tuesday March 31, 2015. The project will start at Daley Road and continue north to Mott Road.

 


 

Proposal 1

Michigan residents will be asked to vote on a constitutional amendment on May 5th, 2015. Here is what you, the voter, will see on the May 5 ballot:

A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO INCREASE THE SALES/USE TAX FROM 6% TO 7%. TO REPLACE AND SUPPLEMENT REDUCED REVENUE TO THE SCHOOL AID FUND AND LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT CAUSED BY THE ELIMINATION OF THE SALES/USE TAX ON GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL FOR VEHICLES OPERATING ON PUBLIC ROADS, AND TO GIVE EFFECT TO LAWS THAT PROVIDE ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR ROADS AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION PURPOSES BY INCREASING THE GAS TAX AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES.

The proposed constitutional amendment would:

*Eliminate sales/use tax on gasoline/diesel fuel for vehicles on public roads.

*Increase portion of use tax dedicated to School Aid Fund (SAF).

*Expand use of SAF to community colleges and career/technical education, and prohibit use for 4 year colleges/universities.

*Give effect to laws, including those that: Increase sales/use taxe to 7%, as authorixed by constitutional amendment; Increase gasoline/diesel fuel tax and adjust annually for inflation, increase vehicle registration fees, and dedicate revenue for roads and other transportation purposes; Expand competitive bidding and warranties for road projects; Increase earned income tax credit.

Should this proposal be adopted? Yes or No.

In order for individuals to make an informed decision about Proposal 1 here are a few resources.
Frequently Asked Questions on Prop. 1
Impact of 1 cent sales tax


Annual Bids

Our annual bid opening took place January 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. for our materials and services. Please visit our Bids & Projects page for the annual bid tabulations.

 


Mailbox Questions

Mailbox Damage Caused by Road Commission Operations:
Occasionally, the Road Commission, as a result of its daily activities such as grading and snow plowing, may accidentally strike, knock down or damage a mailbox. Because of statutory responsibility of the Road Commission to maintain the roadways and County right-of-ways, the agency is not held liable or responsible for any damage caused to private installations located within those roads and/or right-of-ways. However, the Road Commission shall offer the owner a replacement post and mailbox, which will be available at the Road Commission office. The owner shall contact the Road Commission and pick up the replacement post and mailbox within thirty (30) days of the incident. Replacements will not be available after this thirty (30) day period.
The Road Commission reserves the right not to offer a replacement post and mailbox if they feel the replacement is not justified.

For more information on our mailbox policy as well as others please visit our Policies page.


 

Roundabout

A roundabout is a circular intersection design increasingly being used by MDOT. While some people use the term "roundabouts" and "traffic circles" interchangeably, they are not the same thing. Here's how they differ: roundabouts are typically smaller than traffic circles, and drivers must yield to vehicles already in the roundabout before entering.

Roundabouts have been proven to safely decrease traffic delays and congestion. When selected and designed correctly, roundabouts can handle a high volume of traffic, including commercial trucks and large emergency vehicles. Roundabouts can cost less than traditional signalized intersections.

For more information on roundabouts please visit our Road Projects Page.


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