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Roscommon County Road Commission honored with four IMPRESS Awards at statewide Highway Conference
Lansing, MI – The County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan awarded Roscommon County Road Commission (RCRC) with two IMPRESS Awards at CRA’s 2017 Annual Highway Conference last month. RCRC was also the recipient of the People’s Choice Awards in both IMPRESS categories during the conference.
“Roscommon County Road Commission has been on the forefront of developing strategies and tactics that unify county road agencies,” said Denise Donohue, director of the County Road Association of Michigan. "Our road agencies set a high bar in thinking of new and innovative ways to maintain safe and efficient local roads."
Roscommon County Road Commission was honored for its “Permit Fees” project in communications, and working with other county road agencies in the East Central Council to standardize permitting fees across the board. RCRC was also recognized for developing a regional “Equipment Sharing” program that has created an inventory of county rental equipment available for partner agencies’ operations.
An independent panel of communications and operations experts from several of Michigan’s 83 county road agencies judged submitted projects. Award recipients were honored for their projects that solved time restraints, labor costs, and communication barriers.
The 83 members of the County Road Association of Michigan represent the unified voice for a safe and efficient county transportation infrastructure system in Michigan, including appropriate stewardship of the public’s right-of-way in rural and urban Michigan. Collectively, Michigan’s county road agencies manage 75 percent of all roads in the state, including 90,000 miles of roads and 5,700 bridges. County road agencies also maintain the state’s highway system in 64 counties. Michigan has the nation’s fourth-largest local road system.