Can I have a speed limit sign posted on my road?

If there are already speed limit signs posted on your road, GTCRC is not likely to put additional speed limit signs along that section. Signs are placed strategically based on the road segment. Too many signs along a roadway, too close together can be counterproductive; motorists are either distracted by them or don’t read any signs because there are too many. 
If an existing sign is damaged or missing, GTCRC will replace it. Please click here to report an issue.

 Many of GTCRC roads do not have a speed limit posted.  Michigan state law has set prima facie speed limits.  Prima facie is Latin for “on the face of it” and is the speed limit under most circumstances.  The prima facie speed limit on unmarked, unpaved roads is 55 mph and the prima facie speed limit in business or residential areas is 25 mph. These speed limits are set legislatively and apply throughout the state.

 If you would like a segment of road evaluated for more signage, Please click here to create an Engineering Inquiry.

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1. How are speed limits determined?
2. Can I have a speed limit sign posted on my road?
3. How do I get the speed limit changed on a road?
4. How do I get a “No Passing Zone” on a road?
5. Can I have a “Hidden Driveway” sign installed on the street outside my home?
6. How does GTCRC determine that guardrail is necessary on a road?
7. What should I do when a traffic signal loses power (dark signal)?
8. A stop sign has been damaged or is missing, what do I do?
9. Someone has posted distracting yard signs along the road, will you remove them?
10. I’d like to install a permanent sign in front of my property along the road, is that allowed?