2023-2024 Pavement Preservation Project


City Engineering


(231) 922-4468

Project Timeline

Cass & E. Eighth Street Alley to Begin September 18,2023

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 E. Eighth Street and Union and E. Eighht 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)
  • 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
  • Union & E. Eighth Street Intersection
  • Maple & Eighth Intersection
  • Parking Lot G Repair
  • Parking Lot C Repair

E. Eighth Street Intersection Reconstruction Begins September 18, 2023

The reconstruction of the Cass and E. Eighth Street intersection will begin on Monday, September 18, 2023.  Activities include a full reconstruction of the intersection with new concrete pavement and brick crosswalks. The work is anticipated to be completed by mid October, weather pending.

During construction, the intersection will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The construction will generate dust and noise. Traffic delays are expected. Pedestrian and vehicular detour maps have been developed to assist those traveling throughout the City. 

Access to all businesses, residences, and the Old Town Parking Garage will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.  

The Union and E. Eighth Street intersection reconstruction is to begin following the completion of the Cass and E. Eighth Street intersection, weather pending. 


Vehicular & Bicycle Detour

Pedestrian Detour




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.