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MADISON TWP., Mich. — More advanced planning will be needed this year by contractors and haulers. A same-day option for obtaining permits for oversized loads, driveways and working within a road right-of-way has been eliminated by the Lenawee County Road Commission.
The same-day option at triple the normal permit cost was started in 2002 with the idea the cost would reduce the number of applicants asking for the expedited service, said managing director Orrin Gregg.
“That didn’t work,” he said. “We noticed the people coming in for an instant permit had gone up.” The additional cost was apparently being passed on by contractors to their customers, he said. Reduced staffing at the road commission has also made it more difficult to complete the necessary permit work for same-day service, he said.
A next-day option at double the normal permit cost is still available, Gregg said.
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