What is the process for getting a speed limit reduced?
The responsibility for the establishment of speed limits on our county roads and roadways lies with the Michigan State Police, the Jackson County Department of Transportation, and Township Boards as specifically outlined in the Michigan Vehicle Code. This requires a unanimous determination.
Criteria and standards of normal conditions have been developed to determine what is to be considered the proper speed limit for a section of road. Traffic volume, daylight visibility hours, and dry pavement conditions are all considered when determining an appropriate speed limit. Specific speed limits are based on a traffic study that includes the speeds drivers are traveling on the road, accident patterns and history, the road’s physical characteristics, and surrounding land use.
Please call our office at 517-788-4230 for any specific speed limit requests.

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1. Who do I call if I want to report a pothole, fallen tree or other road hazards?
2. When will the work order be completed?
3. When will my road be plowed?
4. I pay high property taxes. Why can't the roads be fixed with that money?
5. Will the money received from the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) be enough to fix Jackson County’s roads?
6. Why does the plow truck throw snow on my driveway?
7. When will my road be plowed?
8. My mailbox was damaged by a snowplow. Now what?
9. Do you replace overhead street lights?
10. Will JCDOT remove a dead animal from the road?
11. Will JCDOT remove fallen trees or branches from the roads?
12. When will brine be applied to my gravel road?
13. What is the process for getting a speed limit reduced?