City Engineering Department
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Keeping Midland's Infrastructure in Good Working Order
In order to maintain the integrity of Midland's public infrastructure
system, capital maintenance must be undertaken to keep the city's street and
utility systems functional and safe for the public now and for years to
Each year, the City of Midland completes approximately $4-5 million worth of capital maintenance projects within
These projects include street reconstruction and resurfacing; traffic
painting; water main, sanitary and storm sewer replacements; and
The Engineering Department meets annually with the City's Department
of Public Services, Wastewater and Water departments to establish
capital maintenance projects to be considered by Council for the
following fiscal year.
WATER MAINS AND SEWERS:
Water Department and
Wastewater Department provide Engineering with information regarding which water mains, storm
and sanitary sewers should be considered for replacement in the next
year and beyond.
These recommendations can be based on a number of factors:
extensive pipe failures and
maintenance operations that have occurred;
the age of the utility
in the case of water mains, the type of soil materials
that exist where the utility was placed.
Engineering, Water and Wastewater department staff members
frequently meet each year to determine which utility projects are
priorities and which can coincide with potential street reconstruction
projects that are planned for each year.
Maps of the city's water and sewer systems are on file and can be viewed at the
Engineering Department, located on the second floor of Midland City Hall, 333 W.
Ellsworth St., Midland, MI.
MAJOR AND LOCAL STREETS: Many Department of Public Services
employees such as refuse collection workers travel Midland's streets
daily and are a great source of information about the condition of the
city's street system. With their input and the use of a highly effective
pavement management software program, the City Engineering Department is
able to decide which streets should be reconstructed or resurfaced each
The pavement management
software program is designed to make recommendations for street
improvements based on existing or deteriorated pavement conditions,
traffic volumes, costs for street improvements, and other factors.
Armed with the information received from other City
departments, the pavement
management software and field observations, the City can make the best decisions
on how to use its limited maintenance funds. Also, combining projects,
such as the replacement of a water main and/or sewer with a paving
operation, can be an effective way in which the City can save valuable
time, resources and funds.
Street and Sidewalk Repair/Maintenance
Routine street or sidewalk maintenance requests may be submitted to
the Department of Public Services (DPS) at any time during the
year. DPS is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all existing
streets and sidewalks in the city. Call DPS at 989-837-6900 for more