Michigan Public Act 149 of 1893 enabled counties to establish county road commissions through an election called by the County Board of Supervisors. The Menominee County Road Commission was established in 1894. Michigan only had 17 established county road commissions by 1905, at which time the Michigan State Highway Department was established. Certainly the Menominee County Road Commission is one of the oldest in the State. The Menominee County Road Commission has a three-member Board of Road Commissioners who are elected by the voters. The Road Commissioners serve six-year terms. The terms are staggered so that all Commissioners are not up for re-election at the same time. The County Board establishes the salary and benefits of the road commissioners.
County road commissions were organized by Public Act 283 of 1909 to achieve two primary goals: To provide continuity in road construction and maintenance across the state; and to provide cost-efficient and high-quality road services for county roads.
The McNitt Act of 1931 mandated that each Michigan county road commission assume jurisdiction over 20 percent of the township roads in the county each year for a 5-year period. The county road system consists of both primary and local roads. Primary roads are generally paved roads that function as either minor or major collectors. The local road system consists of all other roads that are under the jurisdiction of the Menominee County Road Commission. Currently we have 442 miles of Primary roads and 676 miles of Local roads (including seasonal roads). In addition, the Menominee County Road Commission maintains 197 lane miles of State Trunkline under contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation.
The road commission has three separate maintenance garages located within the county at Menominee, Stephenson (Business office is located here also), and Powers.
In addition to snow removal, grading of gravel roads, repair and maintenance of the county roadways, and placement and upkeep of all roadway signs, the Road Commission also has the responsibility of design, engineering, and contract administration of roadway improvements.
Kenneth Bower, Harris, MI (906) 466-2158
Leonard Kosewski, Wallace, MI (906)-864-3010
James Marsicek, Carney, MI (906) 250-7513
Lt. Gary Megge presented at the NMARC conference. Below is the link he sent to a YouTube video that was produced by MSP and MDOT titled "Do You Know How They Set Speed Limits?"
For the County Road Association of MI website. Click "Business" on the menu on the top of the home page, then click Seasonal Weight Restrictions. There is a link for the Seasonal Road Restrictions for all MI counties.
For MDOT’s home page. The “Travel” tab has links to information on construction projects on the state trunkline.
For the All Season Road map, click here.
Menominee County Road Map
||Darrell Cass - Engineer/Manager, PE
Phone: 877-867-9444 (toll free)
Click here to email
||W5416 Belgiumtown Road
PO Box 527
Stephenson, MI 49887
(906)753-6914 if within the Stephenson Area
||Winter: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Mon - Fri
Summer: 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Mon - Thursday