The Livingston County Road Commission (LCRC) is a separate unit of government from the Livingston County Board of Commissioners (BOC).
Below is a copy of the LCRC mission and duties excerpted directly from the LCRC website.
The mission of the Livingston County Road Commission is to maintain all Livingston County roads and bridges in a safe and convenient condition for public travel while practicing sound financial management, respect for the environment, and sensitivity to community concerns. This mission is carried out by skilled hard-working staff.
The road commission is a separate unit of government, removed from county general government. Funded by gasoline taxes and vehicle registration fees, property taxes are not a part of our revenues.
The activities of road commissions vary from county to county. In Livingston County, we tend to split our time between maintaining gravel and paved roads with a nearly equal proportion of each in our system. We have to accommodate farm to market roadways with less than 200 cars per day. And, at the other end of the spectrum, urban arterial roadways with 22,000 cars per day and the problems each bring.
The Livingston County Road Commission is comprised of three major functional areas, under which a variety of services are performed: Administration, Engineering and Operations. within each of these areas are various sections through which our wide range of services are provided to state agencies, local municipalities, developers, contractors, and the general public.
Services include but are not limited to road maintenance and construction, bridge maintenance and replacement, traffic services, right-of-way acquisitions, surveying, and planning for future road projects. Other services include permit issuances for all proposed work by private citizens, local communities and public utilities within the county road right-of-way.
Which unit of government has jurisdiction over a specific roadway depends upon the type of road. In short, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has responsibility for state highways and interstates, while the LCRC has responsibility for the remainder (county roads). Township government will also be involved in situations where citizens petition for road improvements in their specific neighborhood.
The activities of the LCRC are under the direction of three appointed County Road Commissioners (CRC). Each Road Commissioner serves a term of six years. Their terms are staggered so that one appointment comes up every two years.
When citizens encounter concerns with roads they typically deal directly with the LCRC. However, in some cases, Commissioner Nakagiri has worked with citizens to help find answers to their questions or help in the resolution of an issue. Commissioner Nakagiri is always willing to help when needed.
The LCRC can be contacted at:
Livingston County Road Commission
3535 Grand Oaks Drive
Howell, Michigan 48843
Telephone: (517) 546-4250
FAX: (517) 546-9628
Service requests for road emergencies and routine maintenance