MCRC Logo 2016
1610 N. Second Street
Ishpeming, MI 49849
Phone: (906) 486-4491
Fax: (906) 486-4493
Summer Business Hours:
(May 15- September 3, 2016)
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



The Marquette County Road Commission will be closing County Road 478 (Greenwood Reservoir Road) in Ely Township between County Road 482 (Greenwood Mine Road) and County Road CO on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, and Thursday, June 22, 2017, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. for several culvert replacements.



Due to the flooding that occurred in October of 2016, M-94 has been closed to traffic between US-41 and County Road 545 South
For passenger vehicles, westbound through-traffic should use the signed detour route from Town Hall Road to CR 545 North, then south to M-94. The route is reversed for eastbound traffic.
Commercial truck traffic on US-41 headed toward the K.I. Sawyer area needs to follow CR 480 to M-553. Trucks on US-2 headed toward the K.I. Sawyer area need to follow M-35 to M-553. 
Several routes in the area of the M-94 washout have weight limits imposed on them and are being enforced.  Please click here to see the restricted routes.

Permit forms are available through the Marquette County Road Commission Engineering Office, the MCRC K.I. Saywer Garage, and West Branch Townhsip, for truck traffic over 10 tons that need to make deliveries within the restricted route.
For questions regarding these weight limits, please contact the MCRC Engineering Department.


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.


2017 Board Meeting Schedule

Public Hearing Notice:
Permit Application Policy/Fees - Monday, June 19, 2017

Special Meeting Notice:

Work Session, Monday, May 1, 2017

Regular Meeting Date Change Notice:
Notice of Regular Meeting Date Change 

Public Hearing Notice:
2017-2022 STIP, Monday, January 16, 2017

 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.