What about city and village streets?
Over the years, Michigan cities and villages have taken jurisdiction over some, or in some cases, all of the roads within their boundaries. When a township or part of a township incorporates and becomes a city or village, the road commission has one year in which to turn over jurisdiction of county roads to the new city or village. After that 1st year, jurisdiction of any road may be transferred either way, if agreed upon by both parties.

The cities and villages have jurisdiction over all neighborhood or subdivision streets within their boundaries. Whether a city or village or the road commission has jurisdiction over major streets within the community depends upon a variety of factors and differs from community to community.

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1. Who has jurisdiction over Michigan roads?
2. What's considered a "state" highway?
3. What jurisdiction does the County Road Commission have?
4. What about city and village streets?
5. How are roads funded?
6. What are federal dollars used for?
7. How does this affect Canton?
8. How do I report a streetlight that is burned out?
9. How does Canton’s water system work?
10. What happens to the waste water in Canton?
11. What is Canton’s strategy towards watershed management?
12. What is ARC?
13. What is a Detention Basin?
14. What are the different types of detention ponds?
15. How are detention basins maintained?
16. How should detention basins be inspected?