City Engineering Department

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Fast Facts: Midland's Amazing Maze of Streets and Utilities

The city's street system is comprised of...

  • 152 miles of local streets;

  • 78 miles of major streets; and

  • 16 miles of State of Michigan highways.

The city's utility system is comprised of...

  • 255 miles of water main;

  • 195 miles of sanitary sewer; and

  • 170 miles of storm sewer.

Some of the oldest sewers in the city were constructed as far back as 1884.

Street Plans: The Engineering Department maintains records of all public utility locations on all streets within the city of Midland. Detailed street plans show where the street, water mains and sanitary and storm sewers are located within the public street right-of-way (which includes public streets, sidewalks, and the outlawn area). Every year when work is done on a particular street, the plan is updated.

Some of the city's street maps date back to the 1880s. They can be viewed in the Engineering Department, located on the second floor of Midland City Hall, 333 W. Ellsworth St., Midland, MI.