How does the Road Commission plan for future projects?
The Crawford County Road Commission (CCRC) often hears comments that the reason we have all these road problems is because of "poor planning". Usually those comments are made by people who are not familiar withthe kind or amount of planning that actually occurs.
The problem is not planning. The Road Commission bases its project planning for Primary Roads on a rating system that takes into account the physical condition of the road, the average daily traffic and the physical ride-ability of the pavement. Local Roads are selected by townships based on the concern of the public and the amount of money that they have available to cost share with the Road Commission.
The problem is funding. Current road funds go for maintaining the existing system. Addistional funds are needed to make significant improvements to the system.
Unfortunately, none of the new revenue generated by development goes to road agencies. Those new revenues, namely property taxes, go to schools, cities, villages or townships, county general government, etc., but not to MDOT or the Road Commission.
Even the best laid plans aren't worth much if the money is not there to carry them out. For this reason many road commissions throughout the state are turning to local millages to provide for project costs.
How do I initiate a local road project?
All Crawford County Road Commission local road projects must be requested by the townships. Contact your township for more information.
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