Every Wednesday, information about pothole progress is posted on the CCRD Facebook page.
2023 Order of Pothole Patching:
Crews have completed all townships for patching. Patching in various areas will be conducted as needed.
The following townships have been completed as part of the 2023 pothole patching program:
If you're concerned about a pothole near you or any road problem, you can submit a service request.
Did you know!? Potholes edition
Michigan has exceptionally bad pothole seasons due to the freeze and thaw cycles that we experience especially at the end of the winter. The Calhoun County Road Department sees calls for pothole patching increase in March, which persists until potholes are filled countywide. We know that potholes are a major problem on some of our roads and are dedicated to ensuring our roads are safe to drive on.
Pothole patching is somewhat limited early in the season before Hot Mix Asphalt plants open in our area. This year, Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) plants didn't open until late April. Before then, road agencies, including the Calhoun County Road Department, are limited to using Cold Mix Asphalt in the potholes, which is not a permanent solution and does not work as well as HMA. That's why the CCRD countywide pothole patching program does not technically begin until after HMA plants have opened; prior to that, cold mix is used by CCRD crews in the worst potholes that appear.
Once HMA plants open, Calhoun County Road Department uses contractor and staff road worker crews to tackle potholes township-by-township. Starting in the townships where potholes are the worst and addressing every single road, we typically have at least six crews filling potholes every day in the spring and early summer. These crews patch potholes until every township and every road is addressed, which sometimes takes until June or July. This website will be updated weekly until all townships in Calhoun County are addressed.