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Street Maintenance

The Department of Public Services is responsible for ongoing street and road maintenance and repairs of the Village's 24.6 miles of roadways. This includes snow removal, pothole repairs, sweeping, and more.

E. Huron Road, Water, & Stormwater Project
During the 2021 construction season, the Village has planned a project on E. Huron St. between Mont Eagle & River Dr. to replace an outdated water main, improve stormwater management, and replace the road surface. Sections of Houghton, Franklin, Fairview, and Mont Eagle will also have paving work completed during this project.

Residents along E. Huron, and in adjacent neighborhoods, were invited to attend a resident pre-construction information meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting provided a general overview of the project and offer an opportunity for residents to ask questions about the project. A copy of the video from this meeting is below.

You may also download the slides from presentation.

Road Millage Projects
Map of Milford Past Road Projects (Updated late 2020)In 2012, voters in the Village approved a 20-year dedicated millage for road repairs and maintenance with a levy of 3.5 mills for the first 10 years and a levy of 1.0 mill for the final 10 years. The levy began with the 2013-2014 fiscal year.

In 2018, voters approved changes to the road millage to lower the millage amount to 2.9000 mills, but to extend the full millage through 2032. At the time, this change was estimated to generate an additional $4.3 million for local road projects over the full term. The revised millage allowed the Village to issue $2.5 million in bonds in 2019, which allowed for the paving of Peters Rd. and other projects in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

In fiscal year 2021-2022, the road millage rate will be 2.7707 mills and is expected to generate $790,000 in revenues. Approximately $300,000 of that amount will be applied to paying the principal and interest on the 2019 road bonds.

Projects completed to date using funds from the Road Millage include the following:

  • Annually spending $25,000-50,000+ for preventative maintenance (crack-sealing, spot replacements of asphalt & concrete, etc.)
  • 2013 – Canal (Crystal – First), Fairview Hills Subdivision ($522,561, balance applied toward Commerce Rd.)
  • 2014 – Knight, Duke, Friar ($318,307, balance applied toward Commerce Rd.)
  • 2015 – Canal (Main – First) & Huron Bridge ($713,272, balance applied toward Commerce Rd.)
  • 2016 – Commerce Rd. ($2,619,973)
  • 2018 – Heritage Hills/Winding Way ($492,343)
  • 2019 - resurfacing of S. Milford Rd. from Village limits to General Motors Rd. (partially funded with Federal Road Funds); Preservation Overlay Project on N. Milford Rd.  from Concrete Dr. to Village limits (partnership with Road Commission for Oakalnd County); resurfacing of Hickory St. between Commerce and George; resurfacing of N. Main St. between Summit and George; resurfacing of E. Commerce between Friar and the Village limits; asphalt and concrete repairs; and crack-sealing throughout the Village
  • 2020 - Paving of Peters Rd. from just north of the bridge to Commerce Rd.
  • 2021 (PLANNED) - E. Huron Road, Water, & Stormwater repairs & replacement; asphalt and concrete repairs; Preservation Overlay Project on W. Commerce Rd. between Oak St. and the Village limits (partnership with the Road Commission for Oakland County); and crack-sealing throughout the Village
  • 2022 (PLANNED) - Mill & overlay and preservation overlay projects (locations TBD) and crack-sealing throughout the Village.
View a map of projects completed through 2020.

View the planned Road & Water Capital Improvements Plan through FY 2026-2027 (updated Fall 2020)

Report a Pothole
To report a pothole, please complete an online pothole report or call (248) 685-3055, with a detailed description of the location (nearest intersection, which lane, etc.) and your contact information. Reported potholes will generally be repaired within 48-72 hours.