The Washtenaw County Road Commission (WCRC) is an independent financial entity. The Board of County Road Commissioners is responsible for adoption of an annual budget and approval of all expenditures in accordance with accepted accounting principles applicable to governmental units. An annual audit is performed on WCRC by an independent audit firm and the results are provided to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

WCRC’s principal source of funding is the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF). This fund is supported by vehicle registration fees and the Michigan state gas tax. WCRC’s allocation is based on a formula, which includes factors such as population and miles of certified roads. WCRC receives funding for road improvements from a variety of others sources as well, including state/federal grants, townships and the County-wide Roads and Non-Motorized Millage. To learn more about WCRC’s funding sources, click here.

Project Planning

Funding for road improvements come from a variety of sources and it gets complicated really quickly. To learn more about WCRC’s planned road improvement projects, visit the following sources:

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests

As a governmental agency, the Washtenaw County Road Commission is required to comply with the Public Act 442 of 1976, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Click here to learn more about FOIA requests and submit a request online.

Performance Dashboard

The performance dashboard provides information regarding the condition, operation, and investment in Michigan’s public road system. To performance dashboards, click here and then select the heading for the category you want to view. The information may take a few minutes to load due to the large amount of data.

Community Engagement

The Washtenaw County Road Commission strives to provide as much information as possible to the community regarding upcoming WCRC projects within the public road right-of-way. Click here to read more about WCRC’s Community Engagement Policy.