MCRC Logo 2016
1610 N. Second Street
Ishpeming, MI 49849

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


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




The Marquette County Road Commission will impose and enforce seasonal load and speed restrictions on all roads and streets under its jurisdiction beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020.

March 16, 2020
Effective immediately:

Our offices and district shops will be CLOSED to walk-in traffic.
Please contact us via phone or email at

906-486-4491 or

Normal business is taking place, this is an effort to keep our staff and crews healthy and ready serve! 


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.

2020 Board Meeting Schedule

Special Meeting January 28, 2020 - Bargaining Agreement

Public Hearing February 17, 2020 - CR KCG Abandonment

Special Meeting March 16, 2020 - Bargaining Agreement

Regular Meeting March 23, 2020 - Electronic Meeting 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.