Most rural residents would prefer to drive on pavement. However, in most cases, funding is the main obstacle. Generally speaking, asphalt paving costs approximately $280,000 per mile, but can vary widely depending on the current asphalt price, road width and asphalt thickness. Most of the paving requests come from within rural subdivisions, all of which are within the jurisdiction of the local township. In all cases involving subdivisions, the project is initiated by the residents within, and is financed through a special assessment procedure. To see the rules and procedures for implementing a special assessment project in your subdivision click here.
Paving on township feeder roads and section line roads is decided and funded by the local township boards and County Board.