The Calhoun County Road Commission is currently planning for future rural federal aid projects for eligible roads within the county, and we’re seeking input from those interested in how those funds are spent.

A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at 2pm so local officials and interested citizens can provide input into the planning and allocation of future federal aid funds for federal aid routes in Calhoun County.

The meeting will be held in the Calhoun County Road Commission (CCRC) board room located in the lower level of the road commission’s office located at 13300 15 Mile Road Marshall, Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Transportation’s Rural Task Force Program provides federal dollars to rural counties with a population under 400,000. A Local Task Force, including representatives of Calhoun County townships, cities and villages, then prioritizes the projects that the federal aid money will be used for.
(Click here to see a map of eligible roads)

The eligible road projects should be listed as a major collector or higher, although there are instances where some of the funds can be used on minor rural collectors. A collector road is a low to moderate capacity road that moves traffic from local streets to arterial roads.

In addition to road, projects involving mass transportation and non-motorized transportation may be considered.

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