How are resurfacing projects funded on unpaved roads?

In Grand Traverse County, most unpaved roads are classified as local roads. Unfortunately, the amount of state funding allocated towards local roads does not cover the costs of winter maintenance and road grading.

 Understanding that there is simply not enough funding to improve the County’s local roads, GTCRC has established a program which offers each township matching funds to promote partnership and encourage investment in local roads.   Regulations require that a local road  project’s funding must be at least 50% funded by a source other than Michigan Transportation Fund (GTCRC's main source of funding).   This is accomplished typically through a township establishing a Special Assessment District.   

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1. Do you have a schedule of when you will grade roads?
2. You graded my road right before it rained and now it is muddy. Why?
3. My gravel road is a muddy mess! Can you do something to stop this situation?
4. My gravel road is very dusty! When are you coming out to treat it?
5. Why do you only fill small spots of the road with gravel?
6. How are resurfacing projects funded on unpaved roads?
7. Why is my unpaved road always the last to be plowed?
8. Why do you use sand on unpaved roads in the winter?
9. Why don’t you pave more gravel roads?