Road Construction – Always weather dependent
As we are approaching chip seal season we ask that you PLEASE be cautious when driving in construction areas.  Over the past several weeks there have been several flaggers hit and injured or killed by vehicles in work zones. 
Roadside mowing started May 30th.  This is also contracted out and will take approximately 3 weeks to do the entire county.
Dust Control was scheduled to start the first week of June, however we need to have some rain first to get the roads prepped.  As soon as we get some rain they are ready to get them graded and start applying the dust control  This is contracted out and roads that will receive it are determined by each township.  
Chip Seal is scheduled to start the week of June 19th.  A list of roads will be posted on the Thursday before for following week.


June 5
Paving will begin on White School Road between US12 and Fawn River Road. Local and emergency traffic only.

Paving on Fawn River Road between M66 and Balk Road. Local and emergency traffic only.

June 5 & 6
County Farm between US12 and Witt Lake Road will have gravel applied and then road pulverized June 7 & 8.

Lepley between Bonham and Wagner Roads will have a gravel overlay applied.

August 1Tentative restart of Lutz Road project between M-86 and Fairchild Road.

Updates on the Covered Bridge Project – There have been a lot of questions on the lowering of the St. Joseph River. We wanted to clarify that Sturgis Dam has a project scheduled that is tentatively scheduled to begin sometime after Labor Day. We also have a project to repair the Covered Bridge and we will be doing that in conjunction with the Sturgis Dam project.

From what we currently have been told, the water will not be lowered until after Labor Day this year.

We will update this post as we receive new information.

SJCRC Meetings

Our meetings are open to the public.  We will also have our Polycom turned on for those that wish to call in and participate in the meeting.  The number to call is 269-408-4128 and enter bridge code 012063#.  We will have the Polycom turned on and muted 5 minutes prior to the meeting start time.

Reduced weight limits on bridges

The following bridges have reduced weight limits until further notice.

  • Wakeman Road bridge between River Run and Prairie Corners Road now has a weight limit of 15 T
  • Rambadt Road bridge between M-86 and Truckenmiller Road now has weight limits of 42T/62T/82T
  • Jacksonburg Road bridge between Simpson and Covey Roads now has weight limits of 42T/54T/64T
  • S. Fisher Lake Road bridge between Carpenter and Buckhorn Roads now has weight limits of 20T/24T/40T
  • Nottawa Road bridge between Taylor and Kirby Roads, just north of Mendon now has weight limits of 33T/55T/71T

Recognition Award Program

Congratulations to our 2023 Recognition Awards Press Release  Click here to learn more about our Recognition Award Program

Office Hours

Summer Hours (Starting May 1)
Monday – Thursday 6 AM to 4 PM – Closed Friday’s


Please note that all roads that start with an “M”, “U” or “S” are state-maintained highways and we do not have jurisdiction over these roads.  Please contact MDOT garage in Jones at 269-244-5808 if you need to report issues with these roads.

Holiday Schedule

New Years Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, and Christmas Day.

If a holiday falls on Sunday then Monday shall be considered the Holiday and if the holiday falls on Saturday then Friday shall be considered the Holiday. In the case of Christmas Eve Day, the holiday shall be designated to be the preceding workday before the Christmas Day Holiday.