Approximately 83% of the St. Clair County Road Commission’s annual budget
comes from the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF).
The St. Clair County Road Commission receives approximately $900,000 from
the County Board of Commissioners annually.
The county road system is divided into primary and local roads. The St.
Clair County Road Commission is limited by law on the funds that can be used
on the local road system.
The St. Clair County Road Commission is responsible for over 224 bridges
throughout the county, placing it second in the state for bridges on the
county road system (only Wayne County has more).
The St. Clair County Road Commission, on a ten-year average, uses
approximately 21,000 tons of salt per year for winter maintenance.
Every 10¢ per gallon increase in the cost of fuel results in an additional
$19,000 increase for the Road Commission’s annual fuel expense.
In 2005, a tandem truck cost $150,000; in 2015, the cost for the same piece
of equipment was $225,000.
COST CONTAINMENT EFFORTS
St. Clair County Road Commission employee raises are tied to the Michigan
Transportation Fund (MTF).
In order to provide consistent service with reduced staff, the St. Clair
County Road Commission has implemented new procedures, including the use of
In 2010, the St. Clair County Road Commission privatized its shop (vehicle
In 2007, the St. Clair County Road Commission entered into a lease agreement
for its stone dock in Marine City.