Construction Projects

2019 Construction Rev

Trumbull Street ReconstructionTrumbull Paving 11-20-19

Trumbull is Open

Trumbull is open.  However, there are still a few things that the contractor needs to do.

Stay tuned for updates.

Drinking Water Revolving Fund – Watermain Project

The Water Division obtained a low-interest Drinking Water Revolving Fund loan through Michigan EGLE (formerly MDEQ). The loan is for $5 million; in which $1 million does not have to be paid back. With new legislation, the City is now responsible for replacing private watermain services if they are made from lead or galvanized lead. This funding allows the City to perform a construction project that focuses on lead lines. There are three sections of the project:

  1. Replacement of Lead or Galvanized Private Water Services (over 100 services have been replaced to date)

  2. Replacement of Lead Watermain

  3. Hydro excavation to Determine Type of Water Services

The overall project includes approximately 1,000 water service replacements, 7 blocks of watermain replacement, and 5,000 hydro excavation locations.  Construction will continue through 2021.


Winter DrivingNovember, December, and January have the highest crash rates in Michigan.

Bay City Statistics

  • December and January see the most crashes
  • 11% of crashes occur during snowy/icy conditions

Driving Tips

  • Ensure your vehicle is in good condition
  • Clear all snow from your car, including roof, taillights, headlights, and mirrors
  • Don’t warm up your car in an enclosed space
  • Be alert:  Don’t drive if you are fatigued
  • Keep your gas tank at least half full
  • Keep a 6-10 second following distance
  • Keep an emergency kit in the car

Lafayette Bridge Replacement

MDOT will be working on the Lafayette Bascule Bridge (bridge on the east side of the Middle Grounds) in 2021 - 2023.  The scope of work, cost, and timeline are still being developed.

M-25 Reconstruction

MDOT has programmed the reconstruction of Thomas and Jenny Streets, from Vets Bridge to I-75, in 2025.

Stay tuned for Upcoming Projects!

  •  Wenona Avenue - Ionia to N. Union:  This project will reconstruct the asphalt roadway, replace storm sewer and watermain, and replace sidewalks and curb/gutter.  It will also improve geometrics at some intersections to improve safety.  The whole project is estimated to cost $8 million and will be constructed over 3 years:  2021, 2022, 2023.  The City will receive $3.4 million from Act 51 MDOT Federal Funds.

Construction Quick Links

  1. Rachel Phillips, P.E.

    Municipal Engineering Manager

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