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Welcome to the Houghton County Road Commission

The Houghton County Road Commission is dedicated to providing a county road system that is safe and convenient for public travel while practicing sound financial management, respect for the environment, and sensitivity to community concerns.

The Houghton County Road Commission was born on April 4, 1910 as the county electorate voted 7,100 for and 989 against a Good Roads System, which was established in order to develop an organized improvement and expansion of roads in Houghton County.

Up until this year, only haphazard improvement of wagon roads into the county, between population centers and the copper mining areas existed.

The advent of the Model T Ford, of which under 1,000 vehicles existed in Houghton County in 1910, created the impetus to develop a meaningful road system.

Offices for the Road Commission were opened in rented quarters in downtown Hancock with personnel of six employees. Equipment consisted of three Pierce Arrow plows, a Model T Ford, one motorcycle, and five other truck vehicles. Late in 1911, the offices were moved to the Shelden Dee building in Houghton.

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Posted April 11, 2024

Dust Control Application 2024 - order by May 10, 2024

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Public Meeting Notice - Road Abandonment

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Load Restrictions go into effect 2/22/2024

   
 
 
     
 
 
 
     

20140 Gagnon Circle
P.O. Box 269
Hancock, Michigan 49930

T (906) 482-3600
F (906) 482-9600

The Houghton County Road Commission is dedicated to providing a county road system that is safe and convenient for public travel while practicing sound financial management, respect for the environment, and sensitivity to community concerns.

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