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 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.
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 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
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
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.