Who has jurisdiction over Michigan roads?
There are 3 levels of road jurisdiction:
  1. State highways: these are roads owned by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) – 9,715 miles, state-wide (8%)
  2. County roads: these roads are owned by county road commissions (includes Wayne County
  3. Public Services Department) 89,750 miles, state-wide (75%)
  4. City and village streets: these roads are owned by cities and villages – 20,750 Miles, state-wide (17%)

Michigan has the 8th-largest public road system in the nation and the sixth largest local (county, city and village roads) system. Michigan’s state highway system however ranks as the 33rd largest in the nation.

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1. Who has jurisdiction over Michigan roads?
2. What's considered a "state" highway?
3. What jurisdiction does the County Road Commission have?
4. What about city and village streets?
5. How are roads funded?
6. What are federal dollars used for?
7. How does this affect Canton?
8. How do I report a streetlight that is burned out?
9. How does Canton’s water system work?
10. What happens to the waste water in Canton?
11. What is Canton’s strategy towards watershed management?
12. What is ARC?
13. What is a Detention Basin?
14. What are the different types of detention ponds?
15. How are detention basins maintained?
16. How should detention basins be inspected?