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Independent Bridge Repairsindy bridge

  • Construction Dates:  October 2, 2017 - March 30, 2018
  • Construction Low Bid:  $1,451,208.65
  • Detour on Liberty Bridge January 8 - May 8, 2018

The work on the bridge deck is complete. Due to unforeseen conditions, additional work is required for weight balancing for the lifting operations.  

The detour follows Marquette and Woodside to cross the Saginaw River over the Liberty Bridge.

This project includes replacement of the bascule span deck grating, span stringers, and sidewalks.  The project is funded with Federal, State, and local funding.  Davis Construction is the contractor on the project.

Traffic signals along the detour have been temporarily adjusted to improve mobility during the bridge closure.

 Sidewalk Replacement Programsidewalk repaired

Sidewalk work is scheduled to continue in mid-April.     
The contractor will be repairing sidewalks in the residential neighborhoods near the Bay City Public elementary and middle schools (within the City limits), beginning at Kolb Elementary School, then moving to Macgregor Elementary School,  when weather allows.  Affordable Concrete is the Contractor.

Priority Roads Improvement Program -
Concrete and Pavement Repair

The City has been awarded an additional $554,780 to make repairs to concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, and pavement where utility repairs were made.  This work will take place in various locations around the City based on prior utility cuts and repairs.

    CDBG Sidewalk Repairs

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant that funds several items in low to moderate income areas (as determined by the Census and HUD), including sidewalk and sidewalk ramp repairs.


Individual locations that qualify may be added to the CDBG program for construction beginning in the spring of 2018.  Information and applications are available in the City's Community Development Office.  Limited funding is available.



Construction Quick Links

  1. Rachel Phillips, P.E.

    Municipal Engineering Manager



2018 Construction

Community Center Area Watermain

  • Construction Dates:  April 23 - June 9, 2018Community Center Watermain Work Zone

  • Construction Bid:  April 6, 2018

  • JFK Drive and Germania Street will be closed.  Access will remain to all businesses.

Bay City and Bay County are partnering to replace the watermain between Main Street and the Bay County Community Center in order to improve water quality and flow.  The watermain will be tied into and operational to the Community Center by June 1, 2018.

JFK Drive and Germania Street will be closed between Main Street and the west end of the Community Center building.  The contractor will maintain access to all businesses.

First Street Reconstruction

  • Washington to Madison

  • Construction Dates:  July - November 2018

  • Construction Estimate:  $740,000

  • First Street will be detoured to Woodside Ave. during Construction

First Street will be reconstructed between Washington and Madison. Work includes new separated sanitary and storm sewers, asphalt pavement, sidewalks, and minor watermain work.  Currently, the combined sewer is failing and causing pavement issues.  This project will correct these conditions.

First Street will be detoured to Woodside, using Washington and Madison during construction.

Wenona Avenue Watermain

  • N. Union to Hart

  • Construction Dates:  Expected to begin in July 2018

  • Construction Estimate:  $400,000

  • Traffic Maintenance:  To Be Determined

Bay City and Bangor Township are partnering to replace the watermain and relocate it to the opposite side of the street in order to improve distribution, water quality, and significantly reduce watermain breaks and maintenance costs.

Stay tuned for Upcoming Projects!

  • Trumbull Street, between Center and Woodside will be reconstructed and widened to 3 lanes, including watermain and storm sewer replacement.  The road and drainage portions of this project are being funded up to 80% through MDOT Local Agency Programs.  Sidewalk removal and utility relocations will begin in the fall of this year.  Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2019.
  • Clara & Dean Streets:  Rowe recently performed a survey and geotechnical study to determine the cause of the pavement settlement in the area.  Peat (organic soils) were found as deep as 17 feet.  Because peat is organic, it degrades over time and becomes unstable.  The consultant is preparing design plans for road reconstruction tentatively scheduled for 2020.

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