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Aerial view of paving operations

Community engagement

Through outreach, education, and collaboration, MCDR works with all of Macomb County's local communities to improve transportation infrastructure.

Community Outreach and Road Education (CORE)

Members of the Innovate Mound project team answer questions from the public at a community open house.

Roads connect people, communities, and commerce, and the strength of our infrastructure relies on the strength of our community partnerships. Through outreach, education, and collaboration, the Department of Roads is committed to improving Macomb County's transportation infrastructure while delivering the greatest value and level of service to residents, road users, and the community.

Through the Community Outreach and Road Education (CORE) program, MCDR works with all local municipalities within Macomb County to maintain more than 1,700 miles of county roads, 1,400 miles of local roads, and 900 miles of subdivision roads while providing the public with a quality county road system.

The Department of Roads meets regularly with local community leaders to identify and prioritize transportation infrastructure improvement projects, including planning and budgeting for road, bridge, and traffic projects. Below is additional information and resources for local officials and municipal leaders responsible for transportation infrastructure in their community.

There are more than 4,400 miles of roads in Macomb County, including state, county, local, and residential and subdivision roads. Below is additional information regarding road jurisdictions for government agencies.

State

  • Roads with I, M or U.S. (Examples: I-696, I-94, M-59 (Hall Road), M-3 (Gratiot Avenue), etc.)

County

  • Primary roads (Examples: Metropolitan Parkway (16 Mile Road), Mound Road, etc.)
  • Local roads (27 Mile Road, Card Road, etc.)

Township

  • All roads in townships are under Macomb County jurisdiction (except private roads and state roads).
  • Please note: Townships do not receive Michigan Transportation Funds (MTF).

City and village

  • Cities have jurisdiction over some mile roads (Nine Mile Road, typically odd numbered mile roads), some north and south roads (Hoover Road, Ryan Road, etc.), and all residential and subdivision streets.
  • Please note: Cities and villages receive MTF for roads under their jurisdiction.

Road jurisdiction

To view road jurisdictions in Macomb County, click on the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) road jurisdiction map below. 

Road jurisdiction map

Federal aid eligibility

To view federal aid eligible roads in Macomb County, click on the SEMCOG national functional classification of roads map below.

Road classification map

Pavement and bridge conditions

To view pavement and bridge conditions in Macomb County, click on the Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) map below.

Road and bridge condition map

Adequate funding, dedicated investment, and efficient planning are needed to fix and maintain our region’s greatest asset – our transportation infrastructure. MCDR takes a comprehensive and strategic approach to managing Macomb County’s road, bridge, and traffic network by planning projects and allocating resources based on data, conditions, and community needs.

Per state law (Public Act 325), MCDR is required to submit a Transportation Asset Management Plan (TAMP) to the Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC). MCDR assets include roads, bridges, traffic signals, culverts, and other transportation infrastructure and support systems. The TAMP describes the processes the Department of Roads uses to maintain the transportation assets the agency is responsible for and is part of MCDR’s obligation to meet Public Act 325 requirements.

Transportation Asset Management Plan

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a list of roadway and transit projects, eligible for federal aid, that are selected as priorities for federal funding by cities, villages, county road agencies, transit agencies, and MDOT. Projects are selected every three years by the Macomb County Federal Aid Committee (FAC).

The Macomb County FAC consists of representatives from SEMCOG, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), MCDR, and every city, village, and township in Macomb County. After SEMCOG issues the call for projects, cities, villages, townships, and MCDR submit projects for consideration for inclusion in the TIP. The Macomb County FAC Subcommittee reviews and suggests projects to the Macomb County FAC for final approval and inclusion in the TIP.

To view the TIP and projects selected for federal funding in Macomb County, click on the button below.

Transportation Improvement Program

The Department of Roads uses a mix of preventative maintenance, rehabilitation, and reconstruction fixes best suited for each individual situation. Below are programs MCDR uses to improve Macomb County's transportation infrastructure while delivering the greatest value to residents, motorists, and our community.

Construction

  • Type of work: Rehabilitation and reconstruction of primary and local roads under Macomb County jurisdiction
  • Funding sources: Federal, state, county, and local
  • Additional information: Federal funding is dependent on federal aid eligibility of roads

Local Bridge

  • Type of work: Replacement, rehabilitation, and preventative maintenance of local bridges under Macomb County jurisdiction
  • Funding sources: Federal, state, county, and local
  • Additional information: Local communities will participate in cost sharing for rehabilitation, replacement, and on-system bridge projects only. Local communities will participate in cost sharing for construction costs only, there are no costs to the local community for preliminary engineering and construction engineering. Preventative maintenance and off-system bridge projects do not require local community cost sharing.

Local Bridge Program Information

Pavement Preservation (PPP)

  • Type of work: Asphalt resurfacing, concrete pavement repair, and preventative maintenance projects for primary and local roads under Macomb County jurisdiction
  • Funding source: County
  • Additional information: This is not a matching program and projects are funded and selected at the discretion of MCDR with consideration to local community priorities

Subdivision Reconstruction (Only townships are eligible)

Based on State Law (Public Act 51 and Public Act 246), road agencies are required to obtain, at a minimum, matching funds from townships or other sources for paving or reconstruction on residential roads under their jurisdiction. In an effort to provide assistance to local communities for subdivision streets, MCDR offers the Subdivision Reconstruction Program. It is an application based cost sharing program with MCDR covering half of the project costs up to $500,000.

  • Type of work: Reconstruction of subdivision roads
  • Funding source: County and local
  • Additional information: Application based cost sharing program

Limestone (Only townships are eligible)

  • Type of work: Annual limestone program for northern townships with two to three miles of limestone applied to unpaved roads in eligible townships
  • Funding source: County and local
  • Additional information: Projects are selected by participating townships

Non-Motorized Pathway (Cities, villages and townships)

In Macomb County, each city, village, and township is responsible for the construction and maintenance of all non-motorized pathways under their jurisdiction, whether it be through developers, property owners, or their local departments.

In an effort to provide assistance to local communities for non-motorized pathways, MCDR developed the Non-Motorized Program. The program is intended to align and administer the planning, development, operation, and maintenance of non-motorized facilities within Macomb County’s right of way (ROW). The Non-Motorized Program is an application based cost sharing program with MCDR that allows local communities to increase local matching funds when applying for state or federal funding opportunities.

  • Type of work: Non-motorized shared use pathways along Macomb County jurisdictional roadways
  • Funding source: County and local
  • Additional information: Application based cost sharing match program

Non-Motorized Program Policy Guide

Non-Motorized Program Application

Quick Guide to Macomb County's Non-Motorized Program

Sidewalks and sidewalk gaps are not eligible for the program.

Maintenance

  • Type of work: Patching, crack sealing, pothole repair, grading, brining, and other maintenance on Macomb County jurisdictional roadways
  • Funding source: State and county
  • Additional information: This is not a matching program and maintenance work is performed as needed 

Submit a service request for maintenance

Local funding refers to project funding participation from cities, villages and townships.

MCDR consistently spends more on general maintenance activities than total MTF funds received per township for maintaining township roads.

The Department of Roads works with all of Macomb County's local units of government to identify and prioritize road, bridge, and transportation infrastructure improvement projects. MCDR takes a comprehensive and strategic approach to managing Macomb County’s road, bridge, and transportation network, and plans projects and allocates resources based on data, conditions, and community needs.

Below is cost share information for Department of Roads programs.

Federally funded roads

  • For projects selected by the FAC, up to 80% of the construction cost will be covered by federal funds, the remaining cost share is 50% local community and 50% MCDR for primary roads and 60% local community and 40% MCDR for local roads.
  • Additional costs to be shared include:
    • Preliminary engineering: 10% of construction cost
    • Construction engineering: 15% of construction cost
    • Administrative fee: 3% of construction cost
    • Right of way and traffic costs (if necessary)

For a road to receive federal funding, the road must be federal aid eligible based on state and federal road classifications.

Preliminary engineering, construction engineering, and administrative fees are not eligible for federal funding. These costs are shared at the local level.

Primary roads

  • The cost share is 50% local community and 50% MCDR for all costs.
  • Additional costs to be shared include:
    • Preliminary engineering: 10% of construction cost
    • Construction engineering: 15% of construction cost
    • Administrative fee: 3% of construction cost
    • Right of way and traffic costs (if necessary)

Local roads

  • The cost share is 60% local community and 40% MCDR for all costs.
  • Additional costs to be shared include:
    • Preliminary engineering: 8% of construction cost
    • Construction engineering: 15% of construction cost
    • Administrative fee: 3% of construction cost
    • Right of way and traffic costs (if necessary)

If a road runs through multiple municipalities, the local community cost share will be split between those communities.

Estimated costs include all anticipated costs associated with a project and estimates are subject to change.

Local bridges

  • If a rehabilitation, replacement, or on-system bridge project is selected by the Regional Bridge Council (RBC), up to 80% of construction costs will be covered by state funds, the remaining construction cost share is 10% local community and 10% MCDR. There is no cost to local community for preliminary engineering and construction engineering. Preventative maintenance and off-system bridge projects do not require local community funding.
  • Additional costs to be shared include:
    • Administrative fee: 3% of construction cost

Residential and subdivision roads

  • The cost share is 100% local community.
  • Additional costs include:
    • Preliminary engineering: 3% of construction cost
    • Construction engineering: 10% of construction cost
    • Administrative fee: 3% of construction cost

Subdivision reconstruction (Only townships are eligible)

  • The cost share is 50% local community and 50% MCDR for all costs.
  • MCDR's 50% match is capped at $500,000 per project.
  • Additional costs to be shared include:
    • Preliminary engineering: 8% of construction cost
    • Construction engineering: 15% of construction cost
    • Administrative fee: 3% of construction cost

Based on state law (Public Act 51 and Public Act 246), MCDR is required to obtain, at a minimum, matching funds from townships or other sources for the paving or reconstruction of residential and subdivision roads under their jurisdiction.

Non-motorized pathway

  • The cost share is 50% local community and 50% MCDR for construction costs only.
  • MCDR's 50% match is capped at $300,000 per project. Should any project(s) exceed this amount, the city, village, or township would be required to cover any additional costs above the program match.
  • MCDR funding may only be used for direct construction costs. All other project costs such as planning, engineering, and inspection are not eligible for MCDR funding and are the responsibility of the local community.
  • Additional costs to be shared include:
    • Administrative fee: 3% of construction cost

If a road runs through multiple municipalities, the local community cost share will be split between those communities.

Estimated costs include all anticipated costs associated with a project and estimates are subject to change.

Work Road Description Estimated Cost
Rehabilitate and resurface Two-lane asphalt With bypass and turn lanes $2 million/mile
Rehabilitate and resurface Five-lane concrete Mill, base repair and overlay $3.5 million/mile
Pave gravel road Two-lane asphalt Gravel to asphalt $3 million/mile
Road reconstruction Three-lane asphalt or concrete Widen from two-lane to three-lane road $6 million/mile
Road reconstruction Five-lane concrete Widen from two-lane to five-lane road $9 million/mile
Road reconstruction Five-lane concrete Reconstruction in place $8 million/mile
Single-span Two-lane bridge Replacement $3 million
Single-span Bridge Rehabilitation $1.5 million
Single-span Bridge Deck replacement $1 million
Single-span Bridge Preventative maintenance Less than $500,000 million (varies)
Traffic signal Road Intersection $350,000
Traffic signal with mast arms Road Intersection $425,000

Estimates are based on 2023 construction costs and data. Estimated costs do not include preliminary engineering, construction engineering, or administrative fees.

MDOT provides funding for competitive grant programs and loan programs primarily, but not exclusively, for state and local road agencies. MDOT's goal is to leverage investments and target them to have the greatest impact possible on economic development and Michigan job creation.

Program Description
Local Bridge Program Provides funding for construction costs for local bridge projects. The costs for preliminary engineering, construction engineering, and right of way acquisition are not covered by the program.
Category A - Economic Development Road Projects Provides funding for transportation projects to improve the network of highway services essential to economic competitiveness, improve accessibility to target industries as a catalyst for economic growth, support private initiatives that create or retain jobs, and encourage economic development and redevelopment efforts that improve the health, safety, and welfare of Michigan residents.
Category B - Villages and Small Cities Provides additional road funding to the smallest communities in Michigan, particularly those with limited ability to fund road projects.
Category C - Urban Congestion Relief Provides funding for transportation projects which improve the operational level of service in heavily congested urban areas, reduce the crash rate on heavily congested urban roads, and improve the surface and base condition of heavily congested urban roads.
Transportation Alternatives Program The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) is a competitive grant program that uses federal transportation funds designated by Congress for specific activities that enhance the intermodal transportation system and provide safe alternative transportation options.
State Infrastructure Bank The Michigan State Infrastructure Bank (SIB) loan program provides loans to public entities for eligible transportation improvements.

Our local partners are an integral part of helping deliver quality projects, services, and information. To ensure that planning for future projects move forward in a timely and efficient manner, we meet regularly with local municipal leaders to discuss the priorities of their community and how we can strengthen Macomb County's transportation system together.

If you are a local official or municipal leader responsible for roads, bridges, and transportation infrastructure in your community, and would like to contact or schedule a meeting with the Department of Roads, contact us at geninfo@rcmcweb.org or 586-463-8671.