How are speed limits determined?

Public Roads

Michigan State law governs the methods by which speed limits are established on the county road system. The methods for establishing speed limits are based on empirical evidence and practices that are used throughout the country. These methods are designed to promote uniform operating speed across the driving population and to provide the safest conditions possible.

 GTCRC follows the process outlined by the Michigan State Police for establishing realistic speed limits. Click here to read MSP’s procedure. 

 Private Roads

GTCRC has no jurisdiction on private roads. Speed limits on a private road may be determined by property owners, homeowners’ association (if applicable) or other governing body.  Some townships may have a private road ordinance addressing this issue.

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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?