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January 01, 2019

Political Signs in the ROW




State law reserves state highway rights of way for public use only and it DOES NOT allow the erection or placing of private or political signs.

Political signs will be allowed on county roads as long as they are not placed at stop signs, intersections, hills, curves, railroad crossings, etc. and as long as they do not interfere with or cause a hazard to traffic or hinder any clear vision area. Permission must be obtained from all property owners prior to the installation of any signs in the county right-of-way.

Any signs placed in the county right-of-way must be placed at least 20’ behind the white line or edge of the road.

Any signs that are found to be in violation and are taken down by county crews will be stored for seven (7) days after which they will be disposed of.

After elections, it is the responsibility of each political candidate and party to remove all signs that have been erected in the right-of way within ten (10) days.





- For safety, temporary signs must conform to state regulations for placement.

- Signs are not allowed within clear vision areas at intersections or commercial driveways.

- Signs must be placed more than 30 feet from the edge of the roadway (or from the white line along the edge) on highways without barrier-type curbs.

- On highways with barrier curbs, signs must be more than 3 feet from the back of the curb.

March 04, 2018

Green Lights for Road Agencies

Look for green lights on a county road commission vehicle near you. To promote safer driving conditions this winter season the Lake County Road Commission has installed green lightsalongside its amber lightsto improve the visibility of maintenance vehicles like snow plows. The green cone in the human eye is the most sensitive, and has the longest wavelength. This means green lights appear brighter and can be seen from farther away than other color lights, making them suitable for enhanced visibility in inclement conditions. 

May 01, 2019

Gravel Roads And Dust Control 2019

The Lake County Road Commission has contracted with Beckman's to apply brine to Lake County roads  in 2019. The Lake County Road Commission along with townships have decided to apply brine twice this year to control the dust. 

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1180 Michigan Ave

Baldwin, MI 49304


South Branch Road is closed.

Between Upper Branch Bridge Access and Sulak Access.

November 01, 2018


Agency: Lake County Road Commission 231-745-4666 

Thursday, November 1, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake County Road Commission 1180 Michigan Avenue, Baldwin, MI

Lake County Road Commission  invites the public to attend an informational meeting regarding the proposed improvements to Gleason Landing Access in Lake and Pleasant Plains Townships.  This project is being done in conjunction with the US Forest Service and US Department of Transportation.  The goal of the project is to improve the roadways to Gleason Landing in efforts to increase the use of the recreational site. This open house-style meeting will provide an opportunity for the public to meet with Lake County Road Commission staff and ask questions about the road construction project. Proposed plans being developed as part of the design phase will be displayed at the open house.bout? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

August 28, 2018

August 2018 Tornados

August 2018 brought Lake county 2 tornadoes. These tornadoes did substantial damage to our county as these pictures show. 

May 01, 2019

Traffic Lines ARE Life Lines

Please do not park automobiles, cars or trucks in the road. This is very dangerous, especially during winter months when snow plows are operating.  The Road Commission assumes no responsibility for any accident caused by this negligence. 

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