2023-2024 Pavement Preservation Project


City Engineering


(231) 922-4468

Project Timeline

Fall 2023 and 2024

Project Background

The Engineering and Streets Division evaluated Capital Preventative Maintenance (CPM) techniques to improve pavement conditions cost effectively. Using the CPM technique including cold milling and resurfacing with hot mix asphalt (HMA) three locations (Maple Street, Twelfth Street, and Eastern Avenue) were selected for the 2023 Pavement Preservation Project. In addition removal of poor condition concrete pavement and placing a HMA Street for the portion of Railroad Avenue between Station Street and Woodmere Avenue. This includes constructing a narrow 20’ width pavement surface and adding a stormwater infiltration system placed below frost line for year round effectiveness.

A total reconstruction of the Cass and Eighth Street and Union and Eighth Street intersections will be conducted. 

Lastly, the project will include repair to the sidewalk along State Street at Lot G and pavement repair in Lot C.

Project timelines will vary. 

2023 - 2024 Pavement Preservation Project Locations

  • Maple Street between Sixth and Griffin Streets - includes reconstructing brick intersection at Eighth Street (Completed June 2024)
  • Twelfth Street between Division and Union Streets
  • Eastern Avenue between M-37 and the Eastern Terminus at the City Water Plant, Low Pump Station
  • Railroad Avenue (stormwater components)
  • Cass & E. Eighth Street Intersection (Completed October 2023)
  • Union & E. Eighth Street Intersection (Completed May 2024)
  • Maple & Eighth Intersection (Completed June 2024)
  • Parking Lot G Repair
  • Parking Lot C Repair (Active as of July 15, 2024)


Lot C Repairs Begin July 15, 2024

Motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists should be aware that the resurfacing of Lot C will begin on Monday, July 15, 2024. Project activities will include repairing damaged asphalt and improving stormwater drainage. The lot will be closed during the construction period, which is anticipated to be complete by July 28, 2024, weather permitting.


The project total is $2,577,831.26 with funds available in the road commission millage fund, the Capital Projects Fund, the Parking Fund, and Downtown Development Authority TIF Funds.

The E. Eighth Street Intersection Reconstruction is being funded by DDA Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Funds.