Township Roads

Most of the non-private roads in Plainfield Township are under the jurisdiction of the Kent County Road Commission.  This includes snow plowing, potholes, traffic signs, and right-of-way maintenance. Additionally, the Michigan Department of Transportation, or MDOT, is responsible for the state's highway system. 

The Township works with the Road Commission to determine which roads to repair and the treatment process. The Township is responsible for funding the repair of local streets, while federal, state and county agencies are responsible for funding highways and county primary roads such as U.S. 131 (federal), Plainfield Avenue (state) and West River Drive (county).