Sidewalks, Roads, And Streets

Major and Local Street Construction

The Department of Public Works maintains approximately 21 miles of major streets and 54 miles of local streets within the City.

Much of the funding for street construction comes from gas taxes collected by the State of Michigan and redistributed to local governments. Funding that has been restricted to the major and local street funds will be used for street maintenance purposes only. Thank you for your patience throughout these project timelines.

Please visit to view the streets scheduled to be resurfaced during the 2023 construction season. 



Work is allowed to occur Monday through Saturday between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Work is not permitted on the following holidays:

  • Memorial Day Weekend
  • Independence Day Weekend
  • Labor Day Weekend


For additional information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 248-546-2519.

When do sidewalk replacements occur?

After the hearing, homeowners can choose to replace the sidewalk on their own or have it replaced by the Contractor performing the City’s Sidewalk Replacement Program.  

How are homeowners billed for the sidewalk replacement?

The final homeowner assessments of sidewalk construction will be mailed after all construction is completed.  After the City Council approves the final assessment, it will be billed on the homeowner’s winter tax.  

What do the letter markings (A, B, C...) on the sidewalks mean?
  • The inspector will mark defective sidewalk flags with a letter (A, B, C, ...) indicating at least one reason why they require replacement.  The following indicates the defect associated with the letter:

    A – Stubber

    B – Cracked

    C – Sunken

    D – Holes or Pitted

    E – Scaling

    H – Slope

    O – Other (Mortar adhered to sidewalk causing a trip hazard, foot or bike prints in the sidewalk, asphalt patch in the sidewalk, etc.)