The Berrien County Road Commission’s mission is to maintain a county road system that is safe and convenient for public travel which is carried out by a skilled, hard working staff.
The Road Commission is responsible for 1,482 miles of county roads, 102 bridges (clear span of 20 feet or more) and hundreds of cross road culverts. These roads, bridges and culverts lie outside incorporated areas such as cities and villages. We also provide traffic control and maintain the roadsides along these roads.
The Road Commission has four maintenance garages which are located in Benton Harbor, Eau Claire, Baroda and Bakertown. The Road Commission has 62 trucks, 4 motor graders, 6 front end loaders, 105 snow plows, 44 sanders, 3 gradalls, and other road maintenance equipment.
The Road Commission's main source of funding is comprised of gas and weight taxes and motor vehicle license registration fees and is distributed by the state through a formula, also known as ACT 51. It has been necessary to reschedule some needed road improvements because of lack of funds. The Road Commission is investigating possible additional sources of funding necessary to improve the current status of roads in Berrien County. The Road Commission does not receive property taxes. For more information please view this slideshow (Adobe Flash Player required).
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The Road Commission’s work is a cooperative effort...a partnership with residents, townships, cities, villages, the county, and the state. Berrien County residents assist the Road Commission by providing valuable information about road conditions and initiating discussion on issues affecting motorist safety. The Road Commission strives to be available and responsive to the motoring public’s needs.