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.

Office Hours

Starting Oct 4, 2021 – May 2, 2022: Mon – Friday 7A – 3P 

Announcements

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.

Bridge Closures and Road Construction

  • October 22nd – Balk Road from US 12 to Featherstone will be paved and work will continue over the next couple of weeks.  Constantine Road between Roys and Banker is having the last of the work being done and should be completed by the end of October.
  • October 18th – Grand Elk Railroad will be replacing the tracks at Cotherman Lake Road and Moorepark Road. Traffic will be detoured at both locations.
  • The Klinger Lake bridge between Crooked Creek and Airline Roads will be totally closed starting September 15th for approximately 6 weeks for repairs to be made.  We thank you for your patience during this time.
  • Tree debris cleanup underway
  • We are continuing the clean-up of the downed trees and pushing them back from the edge of the road further into the right-of-way.  We are also working on “hangers” that have now appeared after leaves have fallen from branches. 
  • Please note that anytime trees fall in the road and we have to push them off into the ROW, that these trees/limbs are the property owners and therefore their responsibility to dispose of.  If the property owners do not want the wood, they may give it away to anyone they choose to have it cut up.  The brush must be hauled away or burnt as this is still the property owner’s responsibility.  There still may be “hangers” within the trees that are covered by leaves and potentially could fall.  If you notice any of these please call us so we can address them.  269-467-6393 ext 10 or 50.
  • Resident Brush Stations now available

Reduced weight limits on bridges

The following bridges have reduced weight limits until further notice.

  • S. Fisher Lake Road bridge between Carpenter and Buckhorn Roads now has weight limits of 20/24/40

 

  • Nottawa Road bridge between Taylor and Kirby Roads, just north of Mendon now has weight limits of 33/55/71 

 

About St. Joseph County Road Commission, Centreville, Michigan

St. Joseph County has approximately 521 square miles with a population of 62,000 people. Within St. Joseph County public road system there are 828 miles of paved roads and 195 miles that are graveled. The St. Joseph County Road Commission has the responsibility for the construction and maintenance of all 1023 miles of these public roads and the 97 bridges located within the road system. The county is approximately 24 miles wide by 22 miles deep with the headquarters situated in the middle of the county in Centreville.  At the direction of the townships, the Road Commission also constructs and improves county local roads.

Major trunk lines, maintained by MDOT, include: US-12, M-60, M-66, M-86, M-103, M-216 and US-131.

The work of the St. Joseph County Road Commission includes not only snow removal and road repair, but also the upgrading and building of new and existing roads to current standards.

History Still Stands In Rural America

2020 – 2021 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.