27400 Southfield Road Lathrup Village, MI 48076
(248) 557-2600

Infrastructure Projects


***please pardon our dust as this page is being updated with 2022 information! Questions may be directed to ciprojects@lathrupvillage.org

CONSTRUCTION IS HERE!
For up-to-date information, check out the city's interactive GIS project map. This will be updated weekly.

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Parking
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2022 Trash Pickup Areas
Residents are advised to hold their mail for the duration of construction. The city is exploring constructing mail stations.  Residents in construction areas may park on nearby side streets. City Hall and the Roseland Parking Lot are available for residents, as well. Residents are asked to either hold their trash or use the designated trash pick-up areas. These areas wil be signed. See map for more details.
Infrastructure Improvements

Background

In 2019, Lathrup Village residents voted to approve a $5.85 million road improvement millage. Additionally, Lathrup Village City Council approved bonding the $5.38 million needed for extensive public infrastructure improvements which includes replacement of water mains, water meters, gate valves, and fire hydrants; identification of water service line materials, lead -line replacements, and sanitary sewer improvements. The city also implemented a city-wide Sidewalk Replacement Program. Concurrently, the Downtown Development Authority (LVDDA) is implementing alleyway and approach improvements and  undertaking a Sidewalk Replacement Program in the commercial district.  Work started on all of these projects in 2021 and will extend over 3 years. Descriptions on the various projects are detailed below.

Please follow the links for more information on the Water & Sewer Capital Improvement Projects and BondsRoad Improvement Bond Proposal and Engineering Estimate for Local  Road Repairs.




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FIRE HYDRANTSApproximately 60% were installed in the 1920s. Many existing hydrants will be refurbished and should not require much excavation in order to repair, others will require full replacement. Some homes in the area may temporarily experience rust-colored water.

GATE VALVES Valves are used to isolate water main sections for repair. Approximately 60% were originally installed in the 1920s. New gate valves are also required in order to be in compliance with the current standards.

VERIFICATION OF WATER SERVICE LINE MATERIAL - as a result of unfunded State regulations, by 2025, the City is required to identify the material of all water service pipes leading into all homes and businesses in the City.  Any service line that consists of lead or galvanized steel is required to be replaced with the cost born completely by the City.   Approximately 315 verifications will occur per year and will include the replacement of Stop Boxes. Verifications are required both inside your residents/business and at the curb stop near the sidewalk.  The work to verify the material at the curb stop will require excavation.

LEAD SERVICE LINE REPLACEMENTSwe do not believe that there is an excessive number of lead and/or galvanized water lines in the City.  The Michigan Dept. of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) requires all communities to start the verification process this year and begin replacing a minimum of 5% of those identified each year.

WATER METER REPLACEMENTS - the water meter stock in Lathrup Village is dated and most have outlived their expected life.   Some are reporting inconsistent readings. A testing process of meters in the homes has been initiated. It is anticipated that meters will need to be replaced. An RFP will be issued for new water meters, with real-time reporting of usage.

WATER MAIN REPLACEMENTS - water mains will be replaced this summer/fall.

  • Wiltshire (from Southfield to Lathrup Blvd) 
  • San Rosa (from Southfield to Lathrup Blvd) 

SANITARY SEWER REPAIRS - based upon this year’s sewer line inspections, sewer line repairs will occur.

SANITARY RETENTION TANK - the “Tank” is connected to the Evergreen Farmington Sanitary Sewage District, which has recently become a Chapter 20 Drainage District. In order to increase discharge capacity, prevent sewer overflows, and address the Corrective Action Plan (CAP) under the Administrative Consent Order (ACO), the Tank requires significant upgrades and expansion of its capacity. The tank also requires some necessary repairs and upgrades due to its age.

SIDEWALKSthe Sidewalk Replacement Program is expected to span over 3 years. The property owner remains responsible for the costs of the repair/replacement. Owners can repair the sidewalk themselves or participate with the city contractor. Under the city program, permit fees are waived and the payments may be spread over 2 years. In 2021, the sidewalk replacement area will include:

  • Southfield Road Commercial Corridor between Lincoln and 12 Mile Road
  • Residential areas south of I-696/11 Mile, both east and west of Southfield Road
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