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2016 Local Road Millage Program

May 19, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10, the Eaton County Road Commission opened bids on the first two contracts for the 2016 millage program resurfacing projects. The two contracts were awarded to the low bidder, Michigan Paving and Materials Company of Lansing, Michigan, for asphalt resurfacing of 9 miles of county local roads in Sunfield, Roxand, Vermontville, Chester, Kalamo, Carmel, Bellevue, and Walton Townships in Eaton County. The total cost of the repairs, paving, and restoration work will be approximately $914,000 and will be paid for entirely from the proceeds of the local road millage passed by voters in the fall of 2014. Bid openings on asphalt resurfacing in other areas of the county, and on gravel road work in the millage program, are scheduled for May 24th and June 14th.

Road Commission Engineer-Manager Blair Ballou said the Commission is pleased with the asphalt bid prices so far, which are 9% lower than last year. "After several years of reduced funding for county roads it is encouraging to be able to make quality repairs each year on at least some of the many local roads that need it," Ballou said. The contractor's schedule is not available yet, but all paving projects in the program are scheduled to be completed by September 23, 2016.

Sections of the following roads are included in the contracts: Bismark Highway, Woodbury Subdivision, Boyer Road, Allegan Road, Kinsel Highway, Lacey Lake Road, Gregory Lane, Joan Drive; Edgewood Road, Matthews Road.

More information on the millage program and a full list of projects for this year is available on our website or by calling the Road Commission office at 517-543-1630.

Seasonal Weight Restrictions

February 24, 2016

Seasonal weight restrictions will go into effect on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 6:00 am. Please visit the County Road Association of Michigan for information on seasonal weight restrictions around the state. 



Holiday Hours

November 25, 2015

The Eaton County Road Commission will be closed November 26 & 27, 2015 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Road Closures

November 18, 2015

Roxand Township: Mt. Hope Highway west of Mulliken Road will be closed on Thursday, November 19 so the Eaton County Drain Commission can replace a culvert. The road is expected to be open by the end of the day but paving may not occur until Friday.

Walton Township: Spicerville Highway between Battle Creek Highway and Ainger Road is closed until further notice.

Now Accepting Applications for Temporary Seasonal Drivers

October 16, 2015

The Eaton County Road Commission is seeking qualified applicants for temporary seasonal positions in Labor Group II - Heavy Truck Operators. For more information and an application, please visit our careers page.


Audit Proposals Requested

September 14, 2015

The Eaton County Road Commission is seeking proposals from qualified firms of Certified Public Accountants to audit its financial statements for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2015 through September 30, 2017. For more information, please download the RFP.



Notice of Public Hearing

September 9, 2015

The Eaton County Road Commission will hold a hearing of the 2015-2016 General Appropriations Act at their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at their offices at 1112 Reynolds Road, Charlotte, Michigan. The hearing will begin at 6:00 pm. Any interested persons may, upon request, examine the proposed budget prior to that time.



Delta Twp: Michigan Ave

September 1, 2015

As part of an Ingham County Road Department reconstruction project, Michigan Avenue between Waverly and Dibble will see some work this week. Milling is scheduled for Wednesday and paving for Thursday or Friday. The road will remain open to traffic, but expect delays and seek an alternate route if possible. For more information, please visit Ingham County's website.



Delta Twp: Creyts Rd Lane Closure

August 27, 2015

The western most southbound lane of Creyts Road will be closed between Mt. Hope and Central Circle Drive beginning Saturday. This lane will be closed for about a week.



Oneida Twp: M-43 Road Closure

August 27, 2015

From MDOT: M-43 (Grand Ledge Highway) will be closed in both directions for about 10 days for emergency repair. Closure is about 100 yards west of Oneida Road.

ECRC Receives Workers' Compensation Award

July 28, 2015

At the annual Road Commission Insurance Conference, held in Mt. Pleasant on July 22-23, 2015, the Eaton County Road Commission was recognized for having one of the lowest employee injury rates among road commissions in the state.

The award was given by the County Road Association Self Insurance Fund (CRASIF). CRASIF is a Michigan-based group fund that provides disability management and workers' compensation coverage to road commissions.

Summer Hours

May 26, 2015

The summer work schedule for the Eaton County Road Commission is now in effect through Labor Day. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 am to 4:30 pm.