The Engineering Department plans, designs, reviews, implements, and supervises infrastructure improvement projects constructed within the Township. These projects include water main, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, roads, sidewalks/pathways and parking areas. The Department maintains the Township’s engineering and construction standards, infrastructure master plans and zoning, street and development maps. They also maintain information on the availability, size, and location of water, sanitary and non-county storm drainage facilities. Additionally, the engineers are responsible for coordinating with County, State and Federal agencies to ensure compliance with current regulations.
Sidewalk Gap Fill Program
In 2014, the Macomb Township Board of Trustees approved a pathway/sidewalk gap closure plan. This is a sliding 10 year program that proposes to spend approximately one million dollars a year to acquire the necessary right-of-way and construct sidewalks/pathways to close gaps in the system. Priority will be given to the areas around schools, Township Parks and commercial centers. The goal is to connect as many people as possible to these areas as quickly as possible until all of the gaps are closed in the system. Project schedules will also be adjusted to accommodate future development patterns in the Township.
The first year of this program will focus on closing gaps near the school complex at 21 Mile Road and Heydenreich Road as well as Waldenburg Park. Design and right of way acquisition for this project is nearly complete. Construction will begin in the spring of 2017.
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