Road commission provides plowing policy.

December 7, 2016

road commissionRoad commission provides plowing policy.

#OceanaCountyNews

HART — With the winter season approaching, the Oceana County Road Commission provided its winter maintenance policy for residents to review.

STATE TRUNKLINE (M-20, M-120, FREEWAY, HART AND PENTWATER BUSINESS ROUTES)
• Trunk line maintenance shall be performed as specified in the Michigan Department of Transportation manual. Overtime shall be held to a minimum. Patrolmen shall perform their duties as outlined in the letter from the department. Any variance from the trunkline patrol shall be charged to the respective county system.

PRIMARY SYSTEM
• The primary system shall receive maintenance priority over the local system in snow and ice removal.
• No snow removal shall take place on weekends when the fall is less than three (3) inches and rising temperature indicates a thaw of the snow.
• Drifting snow shall be removed when hazardous conditions are created. Ice control shall be performed as rapidly as possible on hills, curves, and intersections.
• No night plowing will be performed except in cases of emergency.
• There will be no liquid chloride spread on gravel roads.

LOCAL SYSTEM
• No snow removal shall be performed when less than four (4) inches is on the surface.
• No night plowing will be performed except in cases of emergency.
• Weekend maintenance shall be performed only in cases of blocked roads caused by a heavy fall or drifting snow.
• There will be no liquid chloride on gravel roads.
• No private road plowing or driveways.
• Ice control shall be performed as rapidly as possible on hills, curves, and intersections.
• Overtime shall be held to a minimum.

EMERGENCY – COUNTY WIDE
• Only Emergencies shall be called into the 911 system.

DEAD END ROADS
• Dead end roads will be plowed in regular sequence if there is a cul-de-sac available.
• Private property may be used for turnarounds if it is possible to do so without endangering property.
• If no acceptable turnaround is available, dead end roads will not be plowed.

Area Churches

Subscribe to OCP via email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 12,776 other subscribers