News from the Department of Public Works
Due to the freeze and thaw conditions we are experiencing an abundance of potholes. We are focusing on the main roads first, then the half miles and side streets as priority.
DPW employees along with hired contractors are trimming city trees in the right of ways. All trimming is being done within the specifications outlined in the city ordinance.
DPW General Information, Potholes, Street Sweeping, Trimming, etc. (586) 759-9270.
Please click here to view a map of the road maintenance responsibilities.
If you see illegal dumping into a street storm drain, a ditch or a creek Call Public Works Commissioner Candice S. Miller’s HOTLINE at 1-877-679-4337 and report the activity.
There is an ordinance in place preventing the raking of leaves into the gutter. The street sweepers are not the proper equipment for leaf pick up, but do a decent job on the natural falling leaf amounts. If they are piled up, they plug up the machines and then they need to be repaired. With over 400 miles of side streets we do not have the manpower or the equipment to pick up all the leaves in Warren. Homeowners are responsible for their own leaves. They are to be placed in marked compost cans or in paper bags. Sanitation will pick them up on regular trash pick up day.
(The following is a list of which roads the City of Warren or Macomb County is responsible for street sweeping, maintenance and snow removal.)
(Listed below are the road responsibilities of the City of Warren, in priority order. Maintenance and snow removal are completed in this order.)
Note: It should be understood that snowfalls that follow closely upon one another may disrupt the above-mentioned routine as efforts need to be diverted to a higher priority.