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Roads & 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 come from gas taxes collected by the State of Michigan and redistributed to local governments. Funding that has been restricted to the major and local streets funds will be used for street maintenance purposes only.

2019 Streets & Roads Projects

Each year, the City takes on a series of planned local street and road updates, including resurfacing work, infrastructure updates, and safety installations. To find out whether your street will be impacted by summer or fall projects, visit the interactive GIS 2019 Road Repaving and Construction map.

2020 Streets & Roads Projects

Each year, the City takes on a series of planned local street and road updates, including resurfacing work, infrastructure updates, and safety installations. To find out whether your street will be impacted by summer or fall projects, visit the interactive GIS 2020 Proposed Road Repaving and Construction map.

Livernois Resurfacing

Between spring and fall 2018, Livernois will be resurfaced from 8 Mile Road to 9 Mile Road. Improvements are in keeping with the best practices in street design and will include:

  • New Asphalt Paved Street
  • Protected Bike Lanes (concrete island, parking, and bollard protected)
  • Striped On-street Parking
  • Mid-block Crossings
  • Curb Extensions
  • Additional Bicycle Parking (and moving bike parking off-street)
  • Bicycle Boxes
  • Public Plaza at W. Nine Mile/Livernois intersection
  • New mast arm traffic signal at W. Nine Mile/Livernois intersection
  • Fire Department Safety Signage

For more information about the project, including plan designs and FAQs, visit Ferndale Moves.

Water Safety Information

The City of Ferndale performs regular water sampling and testing in accordance with the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act, and we continue to surpass water quality standards as mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The City provides comprehensive information about lead, chemicals, and other contaminants. For more information, see below.

Lead and Your Public Drinking Water

Surpasses EPA water quality standards, per GLWA testing

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) oversees mandatory annual testing of each of their community water suppliers. Most recent testing, courtesy of the 2018 Consumers Annual Water Quality Report, shows levels that once again exceed regulation requirements and standards. To learn more about lead testing and water safety, view Lead and Your Water Supply: An Informational Guide.

PFAS and Your Public Drinking Water

Not detected in any water supply, per GLWA testing

The Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) oversees mandatory testing of their water supply to ensure that PFAS, or chemical perfluoroalkyl substances, are not present in community drinking water supplies. Most recent testing of water in five sources (Detroit-based Water Works Park, Springwells, and Northeast water treatment plants, Allen Park-based Southwest Water Treatment Plant, and Lake Huron), performed 2222, confirmed that PFAS was not detected at any level/in any water source. You can view the report for more information.

PFAS Report: Southeast Ferndale

February 2019: The City of Ferndale learned from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (now EGLE) of the discovery of PFAS at the privately owned business property located at 1221 Farrow Street, Ferndale, identified as MacDermid, Inc.—a small chemical manufacturing and warehouse facility. Monitoring occurred at the bases of two former waste lagoons, and contamination appears limited to a small, perched zone of groundwater. The designation of this groundwater prevents it from being used as a drinking water source, and stormwater runoff from the contaminated area is captured and treated before discharge to the GLWA. Because this is a reportedly contained issue on private property, EGLE is working directly with the business/property owner(s) to excavate and re-sample. MDEQ recommended no community outreach at this time; the City has elected to publish this information in an effort to maintain transparency and information.

For more information, view the MDEQ report or contact the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy.

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