Mailboxes and/or posts damaged due to the actions of the road commission shall be exchanged for a new standard US Postal Service approved mailbox and/or post. Please bring your damaged mailbox into the road commission office during regular business hours. The road commission personnel shall not install the new mailbox and/or post. Any mailbox damaged by the force of flying snow shall not be replaced. Learn more about the Mason County Road Commission’s Mailbox Policy. (link to Mailbox Policy page)
Seasonal roads will not be snowplowed by the road commission unless the commission determines that plowing a seasonal road (or a portion of it) is in the best interest of the road commission. Any request for winter service on a seasonal road must be brought to the board for consideration.
It is the road commission’s policy to remove and dispose of deer in the right-of-way that pose a safety or health threat. Any other animals located in the ditch or roadway may not be removed. Deer outside the right-of-way and other animals will be the responsibility of the property owner. Deer removal will only be done during normal working hours.
When agency documents are not publicly available, a written Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request may be submitted along with an accompanying fee. For more details on the process for obtaining FOIA documents, as well as on the required fees, please see our FOIA page.
Open from April 1st to December 1st of each year. The rest area is maintained by the Mason County Road Commission. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Michigan Department of Transportation at 800-943-6368 or the Mason County Road Commission at 231-757-2882.
For state Adopt-A-Highway information, please call the Michigan Department of Transportation at 800-973-6368. For Mason County primary roads, you may call the Mason County Road Commission at 231-757-2882.
For seasonal roads, please refer to the county map. Download the County Map.
Or, you can contact the Mason County Road Commission for more information. Seasonal roads are not maintained during the winter months but are still under the jurisdiction of the Mason County Road Commission.
Brush and Tree Cutting
Roadside mowing is ongoing all summer. There are approximately 1000 miles of roadside that are cut twice making it a total of 2000 miles maintained each summer. Trees, brush, and grass that are in the right of way that may impede vision may be cut or removed by the Mason County Road Commission.
Weight Limits on Bridges
Please contact the Manager/Director of the Mason County Road Commission for information on the weight limits for bridges and their locations. Please call 231-757-2882.
Designated Truck Routes
Designated Truck Routes are shown on the county map. Download the County Map.
Specialty Designated Routes
Specialty Designated Truck Routes are by permit only. See Special Permits (missing link).
Winter Schedule and Maintenance
Please click here for the Winter Policy.
ORVs are allowed to operate on Mason County Road Commission maintained roads except in Meade Township. Individual townships have passed ordinances, and ORV operators are advised to review those ordinances in order to remain in compliance. Copies of the ordinances are available in each township. Please keep in mind that any state highways and any roadways under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service are not included as ORV approved routes.
Spring Weight Restrictions
Stay tuned for information as it become available.