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.
The following streets are scheduled to be resurfaced during the 2020 construction season:
The main work consists of resurfacing each street. Additionally, the contractor will be removing and replacing sections of concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk and ramps, and those driveway approaches that must be removed in order to replace curbs and gutters.
The amount of time it takes to complete will depend on which street you live on and the kind of work being performed. Streets having water and sewer line replacements in addition to resurfacing (primarily on the east side) will be completed in five stages, with a total of 1-3 weeks per stage. Streets with resurfacing and curb/driveway-approach work take less time, generally no more than 4 weeks.
Please keep in mind that timelines are estimates, and they all include time for curing, drying, and delays in the case of poor weather, where work will be suspended and activity on your street is quiet. This is an intentional part of the process; don't worry, we haven't forgotten your street!
While traffic will be maintained as much as possible, in order for the construction to be completed as expeditiously as possible, there will be contractor-work days when street/driveway access may be restricted and parking prohibited. We're doing everything possible—particularly during this season, when people are home during the days more than usual—to mitigate these issues.
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:
The City's contractor has instituted additional safety measures to protect workers and residents. All construction personnel are required to strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines throughout the construction process. For more information, please see the City's Field Operations Guide.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this necessary and critical work. If you have questions or require special assistance, please reach out.
Department of Public Works: 248-546-2519
Engineering Consultant Giffels Webster: 248-852-3100
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.
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