ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Department of Transportation is honored to have an opportunity to serve the public by maintaining and preserving the integrity of the City’s major and local street systems, repairing sidewalks, maintaining the street tree system, performing traffic engineering related activities, providing contracted waste collection services that include weekly garbage collection, seasonal compost collection, and biweekly recycling pickup.
The Department of Transportation encompasses three operational divisions: Transportation Administration, Traffic Engineering, and Street Maintenance. Staff also monitors the activities of Republic Services, a contracted services provider who performs waste collection services for the City.
The Administrative staff issues Metro Act Permits that grant telecommunications providers access to and ongoing use of the public right-of-way. Administrative staff also manages the local Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that involves planning, financing, and constructing major construction projects that are typically funded with federal pass-through dollars, State contributions, and local funds that pay for the local share of project costs. For additional TIP project information, please visit the following site GC4me.com
- Implement processes, procedures and activities that enable the City to efficiently maintain and preserve a multi-modal transportation network that meets the needs of all motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
- Install, maintain, repair, and utilize traffic control devices to facilitate the efficient movement of vehicles and people and to improve traffic flow, and communicate same to the public.
- Assure the reliable and efficient collection and disposal of residential waste, compost, and recyclable materials.
Citywide project updates
Below are updates on each of the projects we have in process around Flint.
Atherton Road/Dupont Street road
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Flint are installing new watermain, storm structures, and traffic signals, and resurfacing Dupont Road within the limits of University Avenue and Bishop Avenue as well as Atherton Road from Van Slyke to Saginaw. The $27 million investment will begin construction in September 2019 with a completion goal of September 2021.
East Court Street rehabilitation
The City of Flint plans to resurface Court Street from Dort Highway to Crapo Street and install a new water main along this route. The Court Street renovation project will affect many residents and commuters as it is a major route through the City. Residents and businesses will be able to sign up for direct email notifications for construction updates as the project progresses.
Water service line replacement
The City of Flint is continuing its work to replace lead service lines throughout the city. We ask all residents to please participate in the program. If you want to check on the status of service line replacement at your home, please call (810) 410-1133 or send an email.