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 TD (Townhall Road) to through traffic between County Road 545N and Townline Road in West Branch Township beginning 7 a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  This closure will last until Friday, September 22, 2017.  This closure is necessary for several culvert replacements along this stretch of road.



The Marquette County Road Commission will have Asplundh Tree Expert Company, 5907 Municipal St., Schofield, WI  54476, selectively spraying herbicides along rights-of-way within Marquette County.  Spraying will begin on August 28, 2017, and end on September 8, 2017.

The herbicides that will be used are Garlon 3A with the active ingredient being Triclopyr and Escort XP with active ingredient Metsulfuron Methyl.  The herbicides will be delivered through high volume foliar application.  Stay out of the sprayed areas until the sprays have dried.

Questions related to the treatment program may be directed to Michael Harrington at 906-486-4491 ext. 302 



The Marquette County Road Commission will be closing County Road OG (Selma Road) at the bridge over Nelson Creek in Skandia Township (approximately 2.2 miles east of the intersection of Selma Road and M94) beginning July 24, 2017, for replacement of the bridge.  This closure will last until October 15, 2017.  Traffic must use the detour route as signed.


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:
Proposed MCRC Permit Fee Schedule - October 16, 2017

Public Hearing Notice:
Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Review - September 25, 2017

Regular Meeting Date Change Notice:
September 2017 Regular Meeting Date Change

Special Meeting Date Change Notice: 
Work Session, Thursday, September 7, 2017

Special Meeting Notice: 
Work Session, Monday, September 11, 2017

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.