Road Construction, Surveying, Traffic Crash Investigation, Traffic Data Collection (Traffic Counts, Crash Data, Speed Studies), Traffic Control Devices & Signing, Materials Testing, Major Projects Inspection (Water, Sewer, Construction) and Road Development are handled through the Road Commission's Engineering Department. 

General questions & concerns can be directed to the main office in Lawrence. The hours are 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Friday
Phone : (269) 674-8011
Questions can also be directed to the individual department heads.


The construction department performs services for the various townships and the Road Commission such as:

  • Preparing estimates for all road paving and grade projects.
  • Assisting in design and construction for all major projects.
  • Managing public contact and serves as a liaison for all projects. 


Barry Anttila, Highway Engineer, Joel Hoort, Engineering Technician, David Clift, Engineering Technician, and David Mills, Engineering Technician, perform  services such as:

  • Overseeing the Van Buren County road certification process.
  • Assisting in the subdivision and plat certification process.
  • Materials quality assurance testing.
  • Traffic control devices.
  • Construction inspecting for county bridge projects.  

Highway Engineer

Barry Anttila - Highway Engineer, performs functions at the Road Commission such as:

  • Oversees all State and Federal Aid projects.
  • Is in charge of roadway design for the Road Commission.
  • Manages the Development Review Process.
Road Grader
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