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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. 

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1180 Michigan Ave

Baldwin, MI 49304


South Branch Road is closed.

Between Upper Branch Bridge Access and Sulak Access.

March 23, 2020

Frost Laws Lifted

Frost Laws will be lifted on March 23, 2020 at 7:00. 

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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