Will the money received from the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) be enough to fix Jackson County’s roads?
Over the past decade, the cost to maintain and repair roads has steadily risen, but the Jackson County Department of Transportation's budget has not kept pace with the rate of inflation. Even if JCDOT receives the estimated full amount of funding in 2021, there will be years of catch-up work to be done to fix the county's “poor” and “failing” roads. JCDOT estimates that to get all of the county's roads into “good” condition would require over $50 million. While the new state funding increase will help, it will take five years to phase-in, and roads will continue to deteriorate as we await the new funding.
In addition to fixing the county's worst roads, JCDOT must also balance the need to preserve the investments that have already been made in the county's “good” roads, to increase their life spans and avoid costly reconstruction projects. JCDOT must also factor in the annual cost of winter maintenance, the need for new equipment, and other agency operation costs when determining how to allocate the new road funding from the state

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1. Who do I call if I want to report a pothole, fallen tree or other road hazards?
2. When will the work order be completed?
3. When will my road be plowed?
4. I pay high property taxes. Why can't the roads be fixed with that money?
5. Will the money received from the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) be enough to fix Jackson County’s roads?
6. Why does the plow truck throw snow on my driveway?
7. When will my road be plowed?
8. My mailbox was damaged by a snowplow. Now what?
9. Do you replace overhead street lights?
10. Will JCDOT remove a dead animal from the road?
11. Will JCDOT remove fallen trees or branches from the roads?
12. When will brine be applied to my gravel road?
13. What is the process for getting a speed limit reduced?