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 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.

Streets Scheduled for 2021

The following streets are scheduled to be resurfaced during the 2021 construction season:

  • Academy (Wanda to West End)
  • Ardmore (Woodward to Hilton)
  • Bermuda (E 10 Mile to Horton)
  • Bonner (Woodward Hts to E Cambourne)
  • Bonner (E 9 Mile to E Saratoga)
  • E Cambourne (Hilton to Bonner)
  • College (Woodward to Paxton)
  • E Drayton (Dead-end to Hilton)
  • Harris (Woodward Hts to E Lewiston)
  • W Hazelhurst (Pinecrest to Livernois)
  • Horton (Bermuda to Woodward Hts)
  • Laprairie (W Hazelhurst to 8 Mile)
  • W Lewiston (Hyland to Pinecrest)
  • E Marshall (Park entrance to W End)
  • W Marshall (Allen to Woodward)
  • Martin (Orchard to E 9 Mile)
  • Paxton (Mapledale to Woodward Hts)
  • Planavon (W Lewiston to W 9 Mile)
  • Rosewood (Paxton to Burdette)
  • Silman (Wanda to West End)
  • E Troy (Woodward to Paxton)
  • E Troy (Hilton to deadend before Farrow)
  • W Troy (Livernois to Allen)
  • W Woodland (Livernois to Woodward)

What Does the Work Entail?

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.

How Long Will the Work Take?

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!

How Will I Be Impacted?

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.

  • The contractor is required to post temporary no-parking signs the day prior to construction activities that will impact on-street parking.
  • The Contractor is required to post a separate sign when access to a driveway approach will be restricted. Please note that if inclement weather arises after a sign is placed, construction may be delayed an equivalent amount of time.
  • If your parking and/or driveway access is limited during construction work, please remember that the inconvenience is short-term and necessary to help the work move quickly and smoothly; help each other out by sharing driveway access with others, or consider parking on a neighboring street and walking. If you're physically unable to do this, please let us know and we'll assist you.
  • Vehicles parked on the street in temporary no-parking areas may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
  • Property owners who have irrigation systems between the curb and sidewalk should mark the location of any sprinkler heads in the public right-of-way. The City requests that these portions of your irrigation system be temporarily turned off during construction.

When are Contractors Allowed to Work?

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, May 23-25
  • Independence Day Weekend, July 3-5
  • Labor Day Weekend, September 5-7

Construction During COVID-19

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.  

Questions or Assistance

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

  • On-Site Construction Representative Tom Sparks:
  • Project Engineer Andrew Kaspor:

2021 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 2021 Proposed Road Repaving and Construction map.


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