Welcome to the Marquette County Road Commission
1610 N. Second Street
Ishpeming, MI 49849
Phone: (906) 486-4491
Fax: (906) 486-4493
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - Monday-Friday
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Monday-Thursday
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.
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 pasty.com; crediting images from Pasty Central, Library of Congress and the Marquette Historical Museum with production assistance by Keweenaw Video and music by Lee Murdock.