Sec.3 - General Provisions

3.1 Order of Submittal

The following steps, which will be explained in detail in subsequent sections, will be administered by WCRC when considering a platted subdivision. As previously stated, land division and Site Condominium projects must be developed using private roads. WCRC may require up to a 30-day review period for plans and supporting information for the following submittals.

3.1.1 Preliminary Plat Submittal

  1. Permit Application(s) and Fee(s)
  2. Preliminary Plat Review Fee
  3. Traffic Impact Study Submittal (If applicable, refer to PRPA Section 3.5)
  4. Confirmation from Governing Body of Preliminary Plat Approval
  5. Initial Stormwater Management System Concept Approval from WCWRC

3.1.2 Preliminary Plat Board Approval

3.1.3 Road & Drainage Plan Submittal

  1. Cost Estimate
  2. Construction Inspection and Administrative Fee Submittal
  3. Right of Way Conveyance/ Easement Submittal
  4. Title Commitment & Other Pertinent Documentation Submittal
  5. Completion Guarantee Submittal
  6. Proof of Insurance Submittal
  7. Proof of Preliminary approval by the WCWRC
  8. Agreement for Public Road Development
  9. Road Improvement Agreement (If Applicable)

3.1.4 Road & Drainage Plan Board Approval

3.1.5 Pre-Construction Meeting and Permit Issuance

3.1.6 Construction

3.1.7 Final Plat Board Approval 3.1.8 Board Acceptance of Roadways

3.2 Standards, Guidelines & Specifications
for Design & Construction

3.2.1 The non-exhaustive list of engineering authorities in Section 

3.2.2 will provide guidance to Professional Engineers and WCRC staff in the design of the proposed public roads. These authorities do not supersede the need for sound engineering judgment in conformity with accepted engineering principles.

3.2.2 WCRC hereby adopts by reference and incorporates in these Procedures and Regulations as if fully stated herein the most current editions of the following publications:

  • AASHTO: A Policy On Geometric Design of Highways and Streets
  • AASHTO: Roadside Design Guide
  • AASHTO: A Guide for Achieving Flexibility in Highway Design
  • AASHTO: A Guide for Planning, Design, and Operation of Pedestrian Facilities
  • AASHTO: A Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities
  • AASHTO: A Guide for Geometric Design of Very Low-Volume Local Roads (ADT Less Than 400)
  • ADA Standards for Accessible Design
  • ITE: Traffic Calming, Parking and Trip Generation, & Standards Journals
  • LID Manual for Michigan - SEMCOG
  • MDOT: Standard Plans & Special Details
  • MDOT: Standard Specifications for Construction
  • MDOT: Manuals & Guides
  • MMUTCD
  • TRB: Highway Capacity Manual
  • WATS: Complete Streets Plan
  • WCWRC: Rules and Guidelines


3.3 Complete Streets

Complete Streets Design Practices shall be applied where applicable. The WATS Complete Streets Toolkit offers potential treatments to address the specific needs of the design. Complete Streets is defined by WATS as the planning, designing, & constructing of transportation corridors to promote efficient travel by all users and all modes. Complete Streets are site sensitive, providing bike lanes, automobile parking, and pedestrian facilities in urban settings, while recognizing connected wide, paved shoulders in rural settings that can accommodate both bicycles and farm equipment.

Design Components of Complete Streets include:

  • Signage and Pavement Markings
  • Green Streets/Stormwater management
  • Lane Reduction Treatments
  • Bicycle Treatments
  • Pedestrian Treatments
  • Freight Treatments
  • Transit Treatments
  • Automobile Treatments
  • Lighting

Procedures & Regulations for Developing Public Roads, effective August 6, 2014