As you come across potholes, contact us with a good description of where they are -- nearest address, distance from intersection, what side of the road, etc. We can always use another set of “eyes” out there!
Report road problems to 231-922-4848 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To report problems located within the City of Traverse City, click to send a comment.
WHAT'S HAPPENING ON OUR ROADS
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HOLIDAY ROAD UPDATE
oad reconstruction work will begin Monday, May 20, 2013. Hours of work are scheduled between 7 AM - 6:00 PM.
The original project schedule can be viewed by clicking here. As with almost all projects of this magnitude, schedules are changed to due to weather and other items beyond our control.
We maintain an email list to notify if you wish to get an email notification. Call our office and we will add your email address to the list. Click below to review our 2012 list of non-weight restricted roads in Grand Traverse County:
Non-Weight Restricted Roads Click below to review an alphabetical list of weight-restricted roads in Grand Traverse County:
To view weight restrictions throughout Michigan, click here to view the County Road Association of Michigan's statewide listing.
To learn more about this method of preserving our road surfaces, continue reading!
How Weight Restrictions work
When weight restrictions are being enforced, most heavy trucks must reduce their speeds and axle loads. These reductions reduce the impact that vehicles have on the fragile road surface. Speeds are reduced 35 MPH. Loads can either be reduced by carrying fewer pounds or by adding additional axles.
The State of Michigan allows more weight per axle during normal travel times than any of the adjoining states. Weight restrictions are placed on roads to protect them from damage as the frost comes out of the road bed surface. As this action is weather-related, there is no set day when restrictions are placed or removed. Following is a brief history of "on-and-off" dates in Grand Traverse County:
Year "ON" "OFF"
2013 March1 April 22
2012 March 1 March 19
2011 March 1 April 13
All state highways within Grand Traverse County are considered "Class A" roads. Trucks may continue their loads and speeds. A list of roads within Grand Traverse County that have either been constructed or reconstructed to a greater standard are also exempt. No special moves are allowed for loads that are overweight or oversized during this period of time.
There are legal exemptions for certain classes of business; however, those businesses must still obtain written permission from the Road Commission for their intended route. Examples are several types of farm transports and electric utilities. Click here for more information.