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1610 N. Second Street
Ishpeming, MI 49849

: (906) 486-4491
Fax: (906) 486-4493


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8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday-Thursday


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Our Vision
Local people taking care of local roads.

Our Goal
As your local road professionals, specialists, and stewards, it is our goal
to ensure reasonable safety and efficiency of all county roads, bridges,
and right of ways throughout the largest county in Michigan.

Our Mission
To provide the residents of Marquette County in Michigan with a
reasonably safe and efficient system of county roads, bridges, and right
of ways, responsive and dependable services, and a close cooperation
with all local governments and members of the public.


For Immediate Release

August 25, 2016

Contact: Jim Iwanicki, Engineer-Manager (906) 486-4491 Ext. 200

Press Conference: 4pm, Tuesday August 30, 2016

Location: Marquette County Road Commission Office

1610 N. Second Street, Ishpeming, MI 49849

Road Commission Continues to Challenge EPA’s Denial of CR 595 Permit by Partnering with the Pacific Legal Foundation and Stand U.P.

The Marquette County Road Commission will hold a joint press conference with the Pacific Legal Foundation and Stand U.P. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 4 pm EST at the Road Commission’s Office in Ishpeming. The purpose of the press conference is to discuss the team’s continued efforts to obtain judicial review of the USEPA’s arbitrary and pre-determined decision to block construction of CR 595. The Road Commission is requesting that the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan set aside USEPA’s arbitrary denial of the Road Commission’s permit application and remand the application back to the Michigan DEQ. The Road Commission has engaged the Pacific Legal Foundation as co-counsel if the case proceeds to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals for purposes of handling the appeal at that level and at the Supreme Court, if necessary.


2019 Board Meeting Schedule

March 2019 Meeting Date Change Notice

 The Marquette County Road Commission maintains 284.47 miles of primary roads and 988.99 miles of local roads. In addition, we maintain 169.42 miles (444 lane miles) of state trunkline under contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation.  We are also responsible for the maintenance of 93 bridges. 

 Created by Kenneth Ingalls Sawyer, Marquette County Road Commission Superintendent and Engineer, Marquette County is the birthplace of the first highway center line; a worldwide integral practice in road safety to date. This video link comes from; crediting images from Pasty Central, Library of Congress and the Marquette Historical Museum with production assistance by Keweenaw Video and music by Lee Murdock.

1st Green Light

Following recent legislation making green lights exclusive to public agencies, the Marquette County Road Commission has begun the work of installing green lights on it's fleet. 

Winter operations equipment used in the highest traffic areas will have green lights installed first, with the remaining fleet to follow.