Welcome to our Department of Engineering!
The Department of Engineering provides technical assistance to the city and the public on matters related to Civil Engineering. The Department is responsible for building and maintaining the Geographic Information System (GIS) which provides information on the location of utilities, property parcels, streets, alleys, etc.. The Department also administers the heavy maintenance of streets including sealcoat, slurry seal, asphalt caps, and replacement of hazardous sidewalks. One primary duty is designing the annual street improvement project. The worst streets, chosen from the annual Street Condition Ratings, are recommended to City Council for reconstruction. The Department of Engineering provides project specifications and cost estimates to the City Council for decision making purposes as well as coordinating the entire construction process for projects that are undertaken; including the creation of bid specifications, conduct of the bid process, and inspection of work and materials during reconstruction. Costs for reconstruction projects are shared by those directly benefiting from the project and the City at large.
N. Chipman Street
- N. Chipman Street beginning at W. Main Street/State Route M-21 to Beehler Street, expected to be closed to through traffic beginning April 13, 2017 through April 15, 2017 while performing water main connections. The detour route will be M-21 to N. Lansing, to Beehler Street. Updates to construction schedules will be posted as required.
- N. Chipman Street beginning at Stinson Street and ending at Shady Lane will have partial lane closures, commencing April 24, 2017 and ending May 31, 2017. City crews will be making repairs and upgrades to the water main during this period, in preparation for street construction expected to commence in early July 2017. Updates to construction schedules will be posted as required.