Calhoun County will be seeking state and federal help to help fix up eight bridges that are in a poor state.

The Calhoun County Board of Commissioners met up Tuesday night and among the items on their agenda were eight resolutions, which would authorize the Calhoun County Road Department to seek funding assistance for the repair, rehabilitation, or replacement of those bridges that were described as priorities among the county’s 87 bridges.

The structures they want to fix are as follows:

  • Raymond road over Conrail
  • 11 Mile Road over St. Joseph River
  • Old 27 over St. Joseph River
  • Old 27 over State and Indian Creek
  • Old 27 over Indian Creek
  • 15 Mile Road over Kalamazoo River
  • 13 Mile Road over St. Joseph River
  • 14 Mile Road over St. Joseph River

The Commission approved those resolutions Tuesday, with the goal to get funding to fix them for 2022.

The Local Bridge Program will require the Calhoun County Road Department to chip in 5 percent of the project cost, with the rest to be covered by state and federal funding.

The City of Battle Creek is also working to get funding for repairs that need to be made to bridges in their jurisdiction.