The County Road Association of Michigan represents the interests and concerns of Michigan's 83 county road agencies.


About the County Road Association

Roads may be the one tie that unites all Michigan residents.  Whether you’re a licensed driver or not, roads and streets and bridges are a vital part of modern life.

Properly maintained roads allow us to get to work, the store, the doctor’s office, friends’ and relatives’ homes, vacations and most everywhere else we need or want to travel.  Roads help create and sustain jobs by allowing trucks to bring Michigan goods and natural resources to buyers around the globe.  Roads also bring food and other supplies to Michigan stores.  Roads create recreational opportunities, as well.

County road agencies are responsible for ensuring safe, efficient transportation on 73 percent of the road miles in Michigan. And having quality Michigan roads depends, to a large extent, on county road commissions and road departments.

The County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan works with all 83 county road agencies on matters of common interest.

As a member-driven organization, the CRA board and its committees work together to develop educational programming, author position papers, share industry knowledge and best practices, and collaborate on road maintenance and preservation.

Located in downtown Lansing, CRA is an active advocate for legislation and effective practices that work best for local roads.  In recent years, adequate road funding has been CRA's top legislative priority as insufficient dollars make it impossible for road agencies to properly maintain Michigan roads.

County road commissions and county departments are your neighbors in the community.   Don’t hesitate to contact them with questions on road issues.   Or contact CRA via email or telephone at 517.482.1189.

Please read on to learn more about the work and scope of the County Road Association and its member road agencies.


CRA's vision is to create a credible, unified and effective voice for a safe and efficient local road system in Michigan.


CRA's mission is to help our members promote and maintain a safe, efficient local road system in rural and urban Michigan.

On the 2015 Road Package



Last November, the Michigan Legislature passed a $1.2 billion road funding package to fix Michigan’s crumbling roads and bridges. The County Road Association (CRA) of Michigan and its 83 member county road agencies have been advocating for new road funding for a decade.

Though motorists and road agencies won’t see the first new dollars for roads until 2017, passing the bill in 2015 allowed the local planning process to begin. 

The road funding package calls for $600 million in additional gas tax and vehicle registration fees annually by 2018, and then a gradual increase to $600 million from the state General Fund beginning in 2019. 

The plan legally requires $150 million in General Fund dollars to be added to the $600 million in gas tax and vehicle registrations in 2019. It totals $1.2 billion by 2021.

This long-awaited funding plan has involved compromise and trade-offs, and is the best plan the Legislature could come up with to address Michigan’s deteriorating roads.  The state has a hefty 120,000 miles of roads. Today only 18 percent of Michigan’s federal aid roads are in good condition. 

With these new dollars on the horizon, CRA members are eager to get to work on road and bridge improvements.

To see a full schedule of the funding distribution per year by city or village, head to


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