LENAWEE COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION    •    2461 TREAT HWY    •    ADRIAN, MI 49221
Phone:  (517) 265-6971
Hours:  Mon- Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
FAQ

1. Your truck knocked down my mailbox, how do I get it replaced?
2. Where can I get a Lenawee County Map?
3. How much of my property tax is used for fixing the roads?
4. How do I get the speed limit on my road changed?
5. I want to fill my ditch so it is level, can I do this?
6. When will my road be scraped?
7. When will you spray my road for dust control?
8. What is the Right-of-Way?

     

Your truck knocked down my mailbox, how do I get it replaced?

If your mailbox is knocked down by one of the LCRC’s vehicles please contact the office. Our procedure is to take the information from the citizen, name, address, and what happened. We then forward it to the correct Foreman for your area. The Mailbox will either be replaced or repaired (If replaced, it will be a plain, metal, galvanized box that meets postal regulations). Mailbox replacements will take place, as soon as possible, once the snow event has been addressed. Thank You for your patience!! See Mailboxes Policy
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Where can I get a Lenawee County map?

You can pick them up at the Lenawee County Road Commission main facility. The first one is free, additional ones are $1.00 each. You can also pick them up for the same price at the Chamber of Commerce and the County Clerks Office. 
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How much of my property tax is used for fixing the roads?

None! The Lenawee County Road Commission receives most of it's funds from the State of Michigan, through gas tax and vehicle registration fees, known as Michigan Transportation Fund.
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How do I get the speed limit on my road changed?

You must circulate a petition - has to say what particular stretch of road, between what roads, with requested speed limit to be posted. Has to have 51% of the property owners, in the specified section, signatures (renters do NOT count). Must include name, address, and phone number of the person circulation. Then it needs to be given to the Township and they will forward it to the Lenawee County Road Commission. We have to do a traffic count and speed study and send them along with other documentation to the State Police. This procedure takes about six months. The State Police will decide if the speed limit will be changed.
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I want to fill my ditch so it is level, can I do this?

Most ditches are there for drainage. Lenawee County has an open ditch policy; so all ditches must remain open.
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When will my road be scraped?

When the weather conditions are right (preferably after rain) and the manpower and equipment can be utilized.
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When will you spray my road for dust control?

The Road Commission throughout the spring/summer does one solid pass on all county local gravel roads and two solid passes on all county primary gravel roads. Some townships will contract for additional coverage. Roads will not be sprayed for dust control until the road has been scraped. If you feel your road needs more dust control, please contact your Township Supervisor.
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What is the Right-of-Way?

The Right-of-Way (R.O.W.) is the section directly at the edge of the road. Generally it is considered to be 33 feet from the center of the road. This may vary depending on the road. This section is usually used for the ditch, mailboxes, utilities and the shoulder of the road. Residents are not to plant, place or build anything in this section, as it is considered to be county property. If you need to do some work within this area you need to obtain a Work in the Right-of-Way permit from the Lenawee County Road Commission's main facility or refer to the permits page.
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