Kent County Road Commission FAQ

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We pay property tax. Why isn’t that enough to cover fixing our roads?

The property tax you pay is used for your local and county governmental units and schools, not for roads. Instead, the majority of the KCRC budget is funded by the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF), which includes revenue from gas tax and vehicle registration fees. More regarding KCRC's funding sources is available here.

How does KCRC decide what projects will be funded?

KCRC’s Strategic Plan outlines a blueprint for maintaining and preserving our road and bridge network. Projects for potential funding are considered based on this plan and in terms of pavement conditions, traffic patterns, public feedback, and how much money is available. 

Not all projects are eligible to receive federal aid funds and KCRC must balance the amount of money available with what type of fix is most appropriate for each roadway and bridge.  

The local road network is supported by KCRC’s partnership with townships and the matching program, through which KCRC shares approximately 50% of the cost of local road improvement and maintenance projects with the township.