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Road Construction Projects and Maintenance


Sealcoat Operations

Your Local Road Professionals

The Van Buren County Road Commission employs 33 full-time union staff members.  These Local Road Professionals operate a variety of equipment so as to maintain a county road system of 1,330 miles (2,680 lane miles).  In addition, these Professionals accomplish a variety of road projects each year, including approximately 111 miles of seal coat surfacing in 2013.


Road Commission Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Van Buren County Road Commission provides maintenance operations on all Act 51 certified roads, including Primary Roads (all roads with the "CR" designation, Red Arrow Highway, and Blue Star Highway), Township Local Roads, including streets, avenues and roadways within certified subdivisions.  Maintenance, within limitations, includes a variety of work such as:
  • Snow plowing and ice control
  • Surface drainage - ditching
  • Gravel road grading/blading
  • Asphalt patching
  • Shoulder maintenance
  • Signage, including pavement marking
  • Guardrail
  • Roadside mowing and brush control
  • Tree removals
  • Structure maintenance

The Van Buren County is also responsible for funding road construction projects on Primary Roads (all roads with the "CR" designation, Red Arrow Highway, and Blue Star Highway).

Township Responsibilities

As partners in transportation, the Van Buren County Road Commission and its Local Township Officials are in close contact throughout the year to improve the quality and safety of our roads, determine maintenance priorities, and discuss various road related issues. 

Townships are responsible for funding road construction projects and upgrades on all Township Local Roads (certified streets, avenues and roadways within certified subdivisions).  The Road Commission assists its Township Partners in the surveying, engineering, bidding and construction process of these construction projects. 

The Townships are also responsible for dust control on their Local Roads (funding and schedule of applications). 

This page last updated on 3/24/2017.

 

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