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Who is responsible for the roads in Livingston County:

  • State Highways- MDOT
  • County Roads- Livingston County Road Commission
  • City/Village Roads- City and villages these roads are located in
  • Private Roads- Individual Homeowners


Current Road/Bridge Improvement Projects:

Bowen Road- Livingston County Road Commission maintenance department project. The following is being done:

  • Limestone resurfacing
  • Limited drainage
  • Tree work

Layton Road- Livingston County Road engineering department project. The following is being done:

  • Asphalt rehabilitation

Marr Road Bridge- Livingston County Road Commission will replace the Marr Road Bridge in 2026.

Chloride Treatment:

For 2024 the Livingston County Road Commission will pay for the first application of chloride and the Township will pay for two additional treatments if needed.

Completed Road Maintenance Projects from 2014-2023

  • Fleming Road (Marr to Allen)- Gravel- Completed: 9/6/2023​​
  • Marr Road (Burkhart to the bridge)- Limestone- Completed: 6/12/2023
  • Marr Road (Bridge to Byron)- Limestone- Completed: 6/26/2023
  • Crandall Road (Marr to Burkhart)- Gravel & Drainage- Completed: 8/22/2022
  • Allen Road (Oak Grove to Fisher)- Gravel & Drainage- Completed:  9/7/2022
  • Barron Road (Oak Grove to Byron)- Limestone & Drainage- Completed:  8/29/2022
  • Armond Road (Henderson to Byron)- Limestone & Drainage- Completed:  8/31/2022
  • Allen Road (Owosso to Crandall)- Limestone & Drainage- Completed:  7/22/2019
  • Fisher (East of Oak Grove)- Limestone & Drainage- Completed:  7/17/2019
  • Henderson Road (Oak Grove to Brewer)- Gravel & Drainage- Completed:  7/11/2019
  • Brewer Road (Henderson to Byron)- Gravel & Drainage- Completed:  7/16/2018
  • Layton Road (North of Milett)- Limestone & Drainage- Completed:  7/23/2018
  • Bowen Road (Tooley to Burkhart)- Gravel & Drainage- Completed:  7/21/2017
  • Fisher Road (Clyde to Allen)- Gravel & Drainage- Completed:  9/8/2017
  • Milett Road (East of Truhn)- Surface Gravel- Completed:  317/2017
  • Tooley Road (South of Bowen)- Limestone and Drainage- Completed:  3/31/2017
  • Warner Road (Burkhart to Tooley)- Limestone & Drainage- Completed:  4/20/2017
  • Crandall Road (Warner to Marr)- Gravel & Drainage- Completed:  7/1/2016
  • Crandall Road (Burkhart to Allen)- Gravel-  Completed:  5/10/2016
  • Warner Road (West of Grand River)- Limestone & Drainage-  Completed:  11/1/2014
  • Layton Road (North of Milett)- Limestone & Drainage-  Completed:  11/1/2014
  • Milett Road (East of Layton)- Limestone-  Completed:  11/1/2014

Completed Road Improvement Projects done by the Livingston County Road Commission's Engineering Department over the past 10 years.

  • Owosso Road (Grand River to Allen)- Asphalt Rehabilitation-  Completed: 2019
  • Byron Road (M-59 to Allen)- Asphalt Rehabilitation–  Completed:  2020
  • Mason Road (Truhn to Burkhart)- Asphalt Rehabilitation– Completed:  2020
  • Burkhart Road (I-96 to Mason)- Asphalt Rehabilitation– Completed:  2021
  • Burkhart Road (Rail Road Tracks to Grand River)- Asphalt Rehabilitation- Completed:   2021
  • Burkhart Road (Grand River to Crandall)-  Asphalt Rehabilitation– Completed:  2022
  • Mason Road (Burkhard to M-155)- Asphalt Rehabilitation– Completed:  2022

Road Maintenance and Improvement Funding:

Funding sources would include federal-aid, Michigan Transportation Fund, and Township matching funds.

Howell Township Road Millage:

The 2024 Road Millage for Howell Township is .9019. The estimated funds the township will generate by this millage is $450,000.

How Are Road Projects Chosen:

Every 5 years the Howell Township Board meets with the Livingston County Road Commission Engineering Department to create a 5-year Road Asset Management Plan for the Township. This plan includes bridge projects. Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating (PASER) Standards are used to help create this plan. For more information on PASER Rating Standards, please see the following site: Road maintenance projects are recommended by the Livingston County Road Commission and the Howell Township Board decides which projects to complete.

What Is Considered General Road Maintenance:

  • Gravel Roads
    • Grade the roads as needed
    • Chloride the road up to three times a year
  • Paved Roads
    • Annual/Bi-annual painting of the lines
    • Crack sealing is done 3-6 years after rehabilitation or reconstruction is completed
    • Pothole patching is done as needed