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Road Improvement Program

Miscellaneous Concrete and Sewer Structure Repairs

The City of Grosse Pointe Woods has contracted with L. Anthony Construction to complete the 2021/2022 Concrete Pavement and Parking Repair Program throughout the City.

Notices to Residents and Businesses

Concrete Replacement in Alleys – September 10, 2021
Concrete Repair on Vernier – August 10, 2021
Concrete Replacement in Alleys – August 2, 2021

2021 Construction Project

Pending Council’s Approval

Notices to Residents


When Will Work Begin


How Were Streets Selected

Streets have been selected based upon recommendations by the City’s engineering firm, Anderson, Eckstein, and Westrick (AEW). AEW analyzed various factors. Initially, the entire City road system was rated using a nationally recognized road condition rating system known as the PASER (Pavement Surface and Evaluation and Rating) System. This identified the streets which were in the most need.

To further prioritize these streets, AEW re-evaluated each of these streets based on the three primary components: surface, curbs, and gutters.

Pre-Construction Meeting

Residents on these streets will receive a detailed notice about what to expect and when construction will begin, and invited to attend a meeting at the GPW Cook School House for a brief explanation of the construction. The AEW City Engineer Scott Lockwood will answer questions.


Residents will be provided with a contact phone number for the City of Grosse Pointe Woods Department of Public Works, for the City’s engineering firm, AEW, and perhaps most importantly, for the construction inspector. The construction inspector is the person who is on site, and will be checking the work of the contractor. Typically, the construction inspector will be able to answer your questions or address your concerns immediately.


To avoid parking problems, construction is NOT planned on adjacent streets. Residents are encouraged to park on an adjacent street, and to notify Public Safety of their vehicle make, year, color, and license plate. Public Safety will pay extra attention to those areas under construction. Residents on those adjacent streets will also be advised that construction is going on, and asked to park in their own driveways whenever possible to reduce the inconvenience to those whose streets are under construction.

Contract Prices

Contract prices are significantly higher than they have been for several years due to several factors:

  • Limited availability of materials, particularly cement and aggregates (sand and gravel). We are experiencing local shortages due to transportation issues by both land and sea.
  • There are fewer companies now doing this sort of work. The recent recession put several of the local road paving contractors out of business.
  • There are several large projects, as well as projects in numerous cities. This is a significant increase in demand that we have not seen in the recent past.

Other Services

Snow Removal

The department is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When a snowfall begins, crews start salting and snow removal immediately on major streets and school areas, followed as soon as possible by residential streets. City ordinance Section 74-188 states: “No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited snow, ice or slush on any roadway or alley.” When plowing the streets the DPW cannot avoid snow being pushed into driveway approaches. When clearing your driveway and approach please place the snow on either side of the driveway or approach. As a courtesy to our neighbors and in order to avoid a citation, all residents are requested to comply with the ordinance by not shoveling or blowing snow into the street before or after we have plowed. Please notify your snow removal company of this requirement.

Residents are responsible for clearing snowfall of less than two inches. The City only plows sidewalks when there is at least four inches of frost in the ground and there is two or more inches of snow. Damaged sod or sprinkler systems on private property should be reported to the Department of Public Works. Repairs will be made in the spring.

Lawn Restoration and Damaged
Sprinkler Head Repairs

To report damages to lawns or sprinkler heads caused by city snowplows and to arrange for repairs please call the DPW at (313) 343-2460. The city will not reimburse residents for repairs made by private contractors.

The DPW will repair property damaged due to a water main break or sewer repair. Areas will be squared, leveled with black dirt and sodded. The restoration process will begin in April and should be completed by the end of May.

Maintenance Schedule

For information regarding the Rotating Maintenance Schedule please click here.


DTE Energy is responsible for the maintenance of all streetlights and the City of Grosse Pointe Woods has been working with their Community Lighting group to expedite the repair and maintenance of the streetlights in our community. In the event of a streetlight outage, please call the Department of Public Works, Monday-Friday, at 343-2460 with the following information:

  1. A specific streetlight location (i.e., the nearest cross roads, nearby business, etc.)
  2. Whether the pole is wooden or metal.
  3. The streetlight pole number (For metal poles it is located at the base of the streetlight pole. For wood poles it is located approximately eight feet up the pole.)
  4. Details about the outage (i.e., light off during the night, light turns on and off at night, light stays on during the day, etc.).

Residents may also call DTE directly at 1-800-477-4747 to report an outage or in case of an after-hours emergency.

DTE Energy is also responsible for pruning trees encroaching on their easement. If you have questions regarding tree trimming around electrical wires call them at 1-800-477-4747.

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