How does WCRC determine whether or not to install a sign?

WCRC follows the guidelines provided by the Michigan Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MMUTCD). The MMUTCD specifies the size, shape and color of all traffic signs. The process of determining whether or not to install a new traffic sign typically includes evaluating the location in the field, applying our experience and utilizing the MMUTCD to ensure we have a uniform system.

How can I get a “Deer Crossing” sign on my road?

WCRC will conduct a study to determine if a deer crossing sign will be installed. The process of requesting and installing a new sign can take a few days up to several weeks depending on WCRC’s current workload. To make a request for a new sign, please contact Brent Schlack, Assistant Director of Engineering at TrafficSafety@wcroads.org.

I would like a speed limit reduced on my street. What are the next steps?

WCRC will conduct a study to determine whether or not the speed limit on a road will be reduced. Typically this process may take several months and does not always result in a speed limit being lowered.  First, WCRC will collect speed data if it has not been recently collected.  WCRC will then review this data along with historical data to determine if a speed limit should be modified.  To request a speed limit reduction, please contact TrafficSafety@wcroads.org.

Michigan State law governs the methods by which speed limits are established on the county road system. The methods for establishing speed limits are based on empirical evidence and practices that are used throughout the country. These methods are designed to promote uniform operating speed across the driving population and to provide the safest conditions possible.

How are speed limits determined?

Michigan State law governs the methods by which speed limits are established on the county road system. The methods for establishing speed limits are based on empirical evidence and practices that are used throughout the country. These methods are designed to promote uniform operating speed across the driving population and to provide the safest conditions possible.  WCRC follows the process as described by the Michigan State Police for establishing realistic speed limits.

Can I have a “Hidden Driveway” sign installed on the street outside my home?

Hidden driveway signs are not an acceptable sign according to the Michigan Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MMUTCD) because this type of sign is typically ignored by motorists and gives a false sense of security to those using the driveway.  For these reasons, WCRC will not install hidden driveway signs along our roadways.  Property owners are responsible for ensuring the requiring sight distance for a driveway. Click here to view WCRC’s policies around traffic signs.