Office Hours

Winter Hours (Starting October 1)

Monday – Friday 7A – 3P


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 Hours:

Our offices will be closed the following dates:

December 25 & 26th for Christmas & January 1, 2024 for New Years Day

Upcoming Meeting – RTF #3 at Kalamazoo County Road Commission on December 11, 9:30 AM.

St. Joseph County Road Commission Receives State-Wide Award…..

Press Release 2023 Honor Roll

Road Construction

Please find below an update for the US-131 construction project.

Work Completed

  • All HMA paving
  • Shoulder gravel
  • Guardrail NB median
  • Longline pavement markings

Two/Three Week Outlook

  • Continue permanent signs on SB & NB 131, pour wood post foundations, remove existing signs
  • Guardrail NB
  • Delineators SB & NB median
  • Drainage marker posts
  • Special pavement markings
  • Shoulder corrugations
  • Dormant seeding

Upcoming Stage Changes / Traffic control

  • Anticipated end of season one construction Dec. 19

This will be the last update until next construction season.

Thanks and have a wonderful winter,

Christopher Jacobs, PE

Construction Engineer

MDOT – Kalamazoo TSC


Updates on the Sturgis Hydroelectric Project & Drawdown of the Sturgis Dam Reservoir

The Langley Covered Bridge is now closed beginning Monday, September 11, 2023 until further notice for renovations.  The City of Sturgis will begin a drawdown of the reservoir area upstream of their dam and hydroelectric plant on the St. Joseph River near Centerville, Michigan.  This drawdown is expected to impact the river by lowering water levels in an area from the dam upstream to Mendon, Michigan.  Water levels may be expected to rise downstream of the dam as far as Three Rivers.  The drawdown is necessary to perform needed repairs to the Langley Covered Bridge.  

The reservoir will be drawn down three feet over the course of several days, with a maximum drawdown rate of six inches per day.  Individuals with boats or other watercraft docked on the river should make necessary arrangements to move or secure these craft as the drawdown is expected to significantly lower the water level upstream of the dam. 

In order to protect hibernating wildlife along the impoundment shoreline and because the construction activities will not be complete prior to October 15, 2023, the impoundment, per Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) requirements, will remain in its lowered state until the Spring of 2024. 

The process of returning the impoundment to its normal level is expected to start May 1, 2024.   As part of this process, the impoundment will be maintained at a level two feet below the normal level for a period of 30 days.  After 30 days, the impoundment level will slowly be brought back to the normal operating level.

If you have any questions regarding the drawdown, please contact Garrett Myland at (269)-467-6393 ext. 70 or Chris McArthur at (269) 659-7298.  Thank you for your understanding.

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

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.

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