Home | Public Services (2024)

Share:
Font Size:

Public Services

The Department of Public Services (DPS) consists of the Public Services Group (PSG) and the Environmental Services Group (ESG). The DPS is one of the largest departments in Wayne County government, employing close to 700 personnel with an annual operating budget of nearly $300 million. DPS employees oversee, maintain and operate the county's unique assets and complex infrastructure for nearly 1.8 million residents.

The mission of DPS is to provide roads, buildings and park maintenance services; recreational opportunities; as well as high quality, cost-effective storm water, wastewater, and solid waste services to Wayne County residents, municipalities, businesses and visitors so they can experience safe, convenient and reliable travel, abundant recreational opportunities, proficient and well-managed drains and environmentally sound solid waste disposal.

This mission will be accomplished through the Road Maintenance, Equipment, Engineering, Administration, Parks, Facilities Management, Land Resource Management, and Water Quality Management divisions. All services will be will be provided with our customers in mind and our values of efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability incorporated.

The Department's vision is to lead the nation in providing exemplary and efficient services that continuously promote and enhance the highest quality of life for those who choose to live, work, visit and play in Wayne County.

Our core values are:

  • Honesty- We are transparent and abide by ethical standards that govern our work.
  • Accountability- We take full responsibility for our decision and all outcomes.
  • Dedication - We are committed to providing the highest quality of services through empowered and well-equipped staff.
  • Diversity- We respect and promote uniqueness among individuals by valuing their ideas and experiences.
  • Innovation - We are creative, productive and resourceful in serving Wayne County.

Public Services is made up six divisions:

Administration; Buildings; Engineering; Equipment; Parks and Recreation; and Roads. Utilize the buttons below to access more information about the divisions and learn about the many services they provide.

DPS Strategic Business Plan

Environmental Services

Environmental Services is made up of three divisions:
Land Resource Management; Facilities Management; and Water Quality Management.

Click here to learn more about Environmental Services

Grosse Ile Bridge Updates

2021 Grosse Ile Pier Informational Meeting Presentation

Weekly Grosse Ile Bridge Update

Whether it's reporting a pothole, seeing up-to-the-minute road conditions with Compass, applying for a soil erosion permit, learning how to care for our watersheds, or reporting an environmental issue, it's all just one click away.


Contact Us: (313) 224-7600

1-888-ROAD-CREW (1-888-762-3273)
Report a road hazard 24/7.

1-888-223-2363
Environmental Emergency Hotline

Featured Pages

News & Events

Home | Public Services (1)

Summer Solstice Party

Thursday - Jun. 20, 2024 8:00 PM - Thursday - Jun. 20, 2024 9:30 PM

Watch the sun set from from atop Middlebelt Hill and participate in fun planting, sun, and water activities.

Home | Public Services (2)

Home School Thursday: Frogs

Thursday - Jun. 13, 2024 1:00 PM - Thursday - Jun. 13, 2024 3:00 PM

Hop over to Nankin Mills to meet some live frogs, catch some tadpoles, and make a frog craft!

Home | Public Services (3)

Fishing Fun Day at the Wildlife Refuge

Saturday - Jun. 08, 2024 9:00 AM - Saturday - Jun. 08, 2024 1:00 PM

Join us for this family fishing event at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge!

Home | Public Services (4)

Thursday Nights at Nankin: Water Critters

Thursday - Jun. 06, 2024 7:00 PM - Thursday - Jun. 06, 2024 9:00 PM

Frogs and water insects will be the focus of this fun family program!

Home | Public Services (5)

Juneteenth Heritage Day

Saturday - Jun. 22, 2024 12:00 PM - Saturday - Jun. 22, 2024 4:00 PM

Join Wayne County Parks and the Huron-Clinton Metroparks for the third annual Juneteenth Heritage Day.

Home | Public Services (6)

Garden Warriors

Wednesday - Jun. 26, 2024 10:00 AM - Wednesday - Jun. 26, 2024 12:00 PM

Crosswinds Marsh has multiple pollinator and wildflower gardens that need some love!

Home | Public Services (7)

Full Moon Party at Crosswinds Marsh

Friday - Jun. 21, 2024 6:30 PM - Friday - Jun. 21, 2024 11:00 PM

Enjoy a night under the stars at Crosswinds Marsh!

Home | Public Services (8)

Family Fishing Fun Day

Saturday - Jun. 08, 2024 9:00 AM -

Enjoy a morning of free fishing at Crosswinds Marsh!

Home | Public Services (9)

Fishing Derby

Saturday - Jun. 08, 2024 8:00 AM - Saturday - Jun. 08, 2024 11:00 AM

Bring your pole and bait to Waterford Bend for a fun morning of fishing!

Home | Public Services (10)

Saturday in the Park

Saturday - May. 04, 2024 9:00 AM - Saturday - Sep. 28, 2024 3:30 PM

Six miles of Hines Drive is closed each Saturday May through September for people to run, walk, skate and cycle safely!

Home | Public Services (11)

BRIDGE CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT-Denton Road Bridge-Belleville

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Thank you for your patience while we complete an emergency closure of the Denton Road Bridge in Belleville.

Home | Public Services (12)

BRIDGE INSPECTION ANNOUNCEMENT-Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge (Grosse Ile Twp)

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Thank you for your patience while we complete an inspection of Grosse Ile Bridge over Trenton Channel.

Home | Public Services (13)

CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT-Vining Road over Blakely Drain (Huron)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Thank you for your patience while we make important improvements to Vining Road between Prescott Street and Pennsylvania Road in the Township of Huron.

Home | Public Services (14)

SCOPING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT-Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Thank you for your patience while we complete an inspection of Grosse Ile Bridge over Trenton Channel.

Home | Public Services (15)

CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT-Farmington Road (Orangelawn Street to Plymouth Road)

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Thank you for your patience while we make important improvements on Farmington Road (Orangelawn Street to Plymouth Road) in the City of Livonia.

Home | Public Services (16)

CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT-Beech Daly Road (West Warren Rd. - Jennifer St.)

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Thank you for your patience while we make important improvements to Beech Daly Road from West Warren Road to Jennifer Street in the city of Dearborn Heights.

Home | Public Services (17)

Heroes on Hines 5K

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Join Wayne County Parks for a fun run in honor of our First Responders

Home | Public Services (18)

Flooding advisory

Monday, August 8, 2022

Heavy storms and downpours expected in some areas of Southeast Michigan

Home | Public Services (19)

CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT Denton/Saltz/Ridge Intersection - Traffic Signal Installation

Monday, August 8, 2022

CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT Denton/Saltz/Ridge Intersection - Traffic Signal Installation

Home | Public Services (20)

CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT: Jefferson Avenue Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

This project consists of installation of new concrete overlays, repair of concrete surfaces and sealers, removal/reinstallation of electrical equipment and other repairs at the Jefferson Bridge over the Rouge River.

Home | Public Services (21)

2022 Wayne County DPS/Roads Division Resurfacing Projects

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Resurfacing projects in Wayne County for 2022.

Home | Public Services (22)

NOTICE OF MEETING WAYNE COUNTY FEDERAL AID COMMITTEE JULY 22, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Notice is Hereby Given that a meeting of the Wayne County Federal Aid Committee will be held on hursday, July 22, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

Home | Public Services (23)

Wayne County Urges Residents, Motorists to Take Precaution Due to Weekend Hazardous Weather

Friday, June 25, 2021

Due to the intense amount of rainfall and severe weather forecasted through next week, the National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Wayne County and surrounding counties in Southeast Michigan.

Home | Public Services (24)

Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge is now open

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge over Trenton Channel is now open to vehicular traffic.

Home | Public Services (25)

TEMPORARY CLOSURE UPDATE: GROSSE ILE PARKWAY BRIDGE

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The closed Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge over Trenton Channel is expected to re-open on the evening of Thursday, November 21.

Home | Public Services (26)

Frequently Asked Questions About The Grosse Ile Bridge Closure

Friday, November 15, 2019

We recognize the closure of the Grosse Ile Bridge for safety reasons has created inconveniences for residents. Wayne County is committed to communicating information about this process. We will provide updated new information as it becomes available.

Home | Public Services (27)

Wayne County Federal Aid Committee Meeting

Thursday - Jun. 27, 2019 10:00 AM - Thursday - Jun. 27, 2019 2:00 PM

On Thursday, June 27th, the Wayne County Federal Aid Committee will host a meeting to discuss proposed projects and programs. The public is invited for comments.

Home | Public Services (28)

Wayne County Releases Improvement Projects for 2019 Construction Season

Monday, May 13, 2019

Wayne County's Department of Public Services announced its list of capital improvement projects for the 2019 season. The County will start 30 road construction projects, 10 bridge construction projects and conduct 59 heavy road maintenance projects.

Home | Public Services (29)

Wayne County DPS Recently Awarded Funding for Future Bridge Projects

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently awarded the Wayne County Department of Public Services' Roads Division funding for three major bridge projects during the 2021 construction year.

Home | Public Services (30)

Wayne County Releases Improvement Projects for 2018 Construction Season

Monday, May 13, 2019

Wayne County's Department of Public Services announced its list of capital improvement projects for the 2018 season. The County will start 32 road construction projects and conduct 34 maintenance projects totaling just under $60 million.

Home | Public Services (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Terrell Hackett

Last Updated:

Views: 6209

Rating: 4.1 / 5 (52 voted)

Reviews: 91% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Terrell Hackett

Birthday: 1992-03-17

Address: Suite 453 459 Gibson Squares, East Adriane, AK 71925-5692

Phone: +21811810803470

Job: Chief Representative

Hobby: Board games, Rock climbing, Ghost hunting, Origami, Kabaddi, Mushroom hunting, Gaming

Introduction: My name is Terrell Hackett, I am a gleaming, brainy, courageous, helpful, healthy, cooperative, graceful person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.