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Notice of Board Meeting Date Change
Posted: November 15, 2019
The regular meeting of the Board of County Road Commissioners originally scheduled for November 26, 2019 has been rescheduled for November 25, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at 3535 Grand Oaks Drive, Howell, Michigan.

Shake Your Mailbox!
Posted: October 21, 2019

The Livingston County Road Commission is asking county residents to prepare for winter by shaking their mailbox.

Many homeowners have started the practice of changing batteries in smoke detectors and filters in furnaces when clocks are changed for daylight savings time and for the past few years local and state agencies are asking them not to forget their mailboxes.

The County Road Association of Michigan and the United States Postal Service joined forces for a statewide campaign, although the first day began in 2008.

In most cases where mailboxes are damaged the snowplow doesn't actually hit the mailbox. The force of snow thrown from the roadway is enough to knock down a loose mailbox. Damage to these posts and receptacles can often be prevented by proper routine maintenance.

Although the Road Commission has policies in place regarding replacement of mailboxes that have clearly been hit by a snowplow, the Road Commission has never assumed responsibility for mailbox damage caused by standard snow removal operations.

Taking the time to tighten screws and secure mailbox receptacles now can prevent serious headaches later.

If the mailbox moves when shaken, the mailbox and/or post may not withstand snow removal operations and should be repaired or replaced.

This also is a good time to replace loose hinges on the mailbox door and to replace or add reflective house numbers to allow postal workers and emergency responders to easily find your home.

Mailboxes are one of the only objects allowed by law to be placed in the road right-of-way, but they must conform to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Postal Service and standards established by the American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in the Roadside Design Guide.

Each year we find mailboxes erected during the summer that pose a serious roadside hazard to motorists and a liability risk for homeowners. Although milk cans filled with concrete, brick structures and other items are artistic, they present significant dangers to motorists.

A good shake could save your mailbox!

Follow LCRC on Facebook!
Posted: September 27, 2019
The Livingston County Road Commission has opened a Facebook page.  Get regular updates on maintenance projects and other happenings around Livingston County.

Search "LIVINGSTON COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION" and like/follow/share us.

Cohoctah Road Bridge to Close
Updated: September 4, 2019
The Cohoctah Road bridge located just west of Wiggins Road closed to vehicular traffic on April 12, 2019.  This bridge had been the subject of more frequent inspections and analysis due to its age and condition.

The bridge will remain closed until funding can be identified.  The current estimate cost to replace the bridge is $2,000,000.

Signs will be placed to alert motorists of the closure.  No detour has been posted.



McCabe Road Bridge to Close
Updated: September 4, 2019
The McCabe Road bridge over the Huron River closed to vehicular traffic on April 4, 2019. This single lane bridge had been the subject of more frequent inspection and analysis due to its age and condition.

The Road Commission has requested state funding to replace the bridge for the last several years. This application process has not been successful due to the statewide bridge problem in Michigan.

The bridge will remain closed until funding can be identified. The current estimate of cost to replace the bridge is $2,000,000.

Signs will be placed to alert motorists of the closure. The detour will be Silver Lake Road to Evergreen Road to McCabe Road.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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