Street Repair

City of Bay City crews are routinely assigned street maintenance duties filling potholes, pavement repairs, crack sealing and more. To report street pavement concerns, potholes or other hazardous street pavement conditions, contact us at 989-894-8312 or email.

Crack Sealing

Crack sealing is a 3 man operation. Current equipment used includes Truck with dump box and air compressor, trailer mounted crack sealer melter, and traffic control devices. These types of repairs are scheduled during the summer and fall, typically applying 8000 pounds annually.
Tar snaker

Spray Patching

Spray Patching is a 2 man operation - one truck driver and one patcher operator. Both share traffic control responsibilities. The patcher uses high velocity air to clean the area to be repaired. A tack adhesive is then applied, followed by a coat of aggregate and emulsion mixture. This is an improved method of pothole and pavement repair which provides a longer lasting patch compared to the conventional method. Spray Patching is a warm weather application and depends on material availability.

Cold Patching

Cold Patching is a temporary pavement repair. It is a cold weather application that can be used during the freeze/thaw months. Often cold patching is used on utility repairs, passable until permanent repairs can be scheduled. This is a one or two team operation, depending on the work load and existing road conditions.
Pot hole filler

Chip Sealing

Chip Sealing is a combined effort between Bay City and Bay County street personnel. City crews prepare the road by milling/zipping, grading and compacting. Bay County Road Commission typically completes 60 miles of chip seal work annually for surrounding townships and cities (Midland and Bay City). Specialized equipment is used for application of pre-seal and chip seal material, including final compaction work.

Large Pavement Repair

Large pavement repairs are a 4 to 6 man operation, depending on job size and traffic control requirements. Planning includes coordinating with City utility departments, contacting miss dig and scheduling the work. Prep work involves cutting and/or milling (zipping) area. Road base prep includes replacing/grading. Scheduled final pavement restoration involves crew, equipment, traffic control and materials. This is warm weather work that takes place in the months of May through October.