Road Millage

Millage Language

The St. Clair County Road Commission improvement millage raises funds to be used to improve and maintain roads, streets and highways within St. Clair County and for use as matching funds necessary to obtain State and Federal highway improvement aid for use in St. Clair County. The one-quarter (.25) mill, ($.25 per thousand dollars of state taxable valuation) raises an estimated $1,500,000 per year with approximately $350,000 going to the various cities and villages in the county with the remaining $1,150,000 going to the SCCRC.

Federal Aid Eligibility

There are Federal aid eligible roads/bridges throughout the county that qualify for a 95%/5% match on bridges and an 80%/20% match on roads. Millage dollars are used to help provide the match. Millage dollars “free-up” funds previously used to match federal dollars.

     * Allows for continued increased funding for various programs
               *  LRFAP  +$250,000
               *  Local Ditching +$230,000
               *  Local Limestone  +$460,000
               *  Paved Surface Maintenance, etc.

For every dollar invested by the Road Commission, approximately four dollars of federal funds are received.

Budgeted SCCRC MatchBudgeted Federal FundsTotal Budgeted Project 
2012 $        919,994 $    6,466,168 $      7,386,162
2013 $        672,496 $    4,823,744 $      5,496,240
2014 $     1,786,909 $    8,450,201 $    10,237,110
2015 $     2,532,327 $  13,898,611 $    16,430,938
2016 $     1,407,152 $    5,633,649 $      7,040,801
2017 $     2,170,584 $    6,833,636 $      9,004,220
2018 $     1,098,177 $    5,572,247 $      6,670,424
2019 $     3,788,024 $    8,520,760 $    12,308,784
2020 $     1,466,110 $    4,652,195 $      6,118,305
2021 $     2,129,000 $    7,175,385 $      9,304,385
 $   17,970,773 $  72,026,596 $    89,997,369

1/4 mill equates to $25 per $100,000 of taxable property value.  (For example: a resident whose home has a market value of $100,000 and a taxable value of $50,000 would pay $12.50 per year.)

Forecasted future projects using Road Millage assistance

Year ProjectLocationDescriptionFederal/State & Local FundsTotal SCCRC FundsTotal Project Cost
2022Gratiot RoadBridge over Belle RiverReplacement$2,673,000$617,000$3,290,000
2022Lapeer RoadWadhams to Abbottsford (1.20 mi)Reconstruct$632,491$365,509$998,000
2022Church Road BridgeBridge over Jerome CreekReplacement$805,600$142,400$948,000
2022Lapeer/AbbotsfordIntersectionReconstruct$600,000$274,552$874,552
2022Division RoadI-94 Overpass to Gratiot (4.80 mi)Mill/Fill$472,577$187,423$660,000
2022Griswold RoadRange to Wadhams (2.0 mi)Mill/Fill$131,699$66,301$198,000
2022Kilgore RoadLapeer to Metcalf (5.90 mi)Chip Seal$144,000$50,500$194,500
2022Yale RoadCity of Yale to .25 mi E of Duce (5.60 mi)Chip Seal$144,000$50,500$194,500
2022Griswold RoadI-69 BL to I-94 Overpass (1.50 mi)Mill/Fill$110,786$55,714$166,500
2022Jeddo Road Bridge (E)Bridge over Mill CreekSuperstructure Rehab$109,986$18,014$128,000
2022Marsh RoadArnold to PlankShoulders$124,877$35,875$160,752
2022Kilgore RoadMericle to BeardShoulders$121,500$35,500$157,000
2022Krafft RoadM-25 to M-136 (.25 mi)Mill/Fill$76,220$34,780$111,000
2022Jeddo Road Bridge (W)Bridge over Mill CreekSuperstructure Rehab$78,840$16,160$95,000
2022Gratiot Road BridgeBridge over Pine RiverSurface Rehab$46,550$11,450$58,000
2022Wadhams Road BridgeBridge over Pine RiverSurface Rehab$37,050$10,950$48,000
2023Long Island BridgeOver Canal (15-7L)Replacement$1,003,506$167,493$1,170,999
2023County Park Drive BridgeOver S Branch of Pine RiverReplace Superstructure$569,400$90,600$660,000
2023Sperry Road BridgeOver Belle RiverReplace Superstructure$509,054$88,947$598,001
202324th StreetLapeer to .10 mi N of Dove (1.80 mi)Mill/Fill$314,054$182,946$497,000
2023Comstock/BurtchGraham to Wildcat (2.30 mi)Mill/Fill$240,000$93,000$333,000
2023Fargo RoadM-136 to Yale (5.0 mi)Chip Seal$120,000$42,000$162,000
2023Range RoadCuttle to Davis (1.30 mi)Mill/Fill$100,678$52,322$153,000
2023King RoadMarine City Hwy to Chartier (1.0 mi)Mill/Fill$90,676$45,824$136,500
2023Division Road BridgeOver Belle RiverSurface Rehab$46,550$13,450$60,000
2023Lapeer Road BridgeOver Cowhy Drain (16-23P)Surface Rehab$25,650$8,850$34,500
2023Lapeer Road BridgeOver Cowhy Drain (16-24P)Surface Rehab$25,650$8,850$34,500