Roads Division

Wayne County Roads Division is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 1,440 county primary and local roadways and 462 miles of state trunk lines and freeways. It is the mission of the Roads Division to protect and extend the useful life of the roads under the division's jurisdiction. 

                                                                                                       

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

Sign-up for Road Alerts
By signing up for our Road Alerts system, you will be notified when key roads are closed or scheduled for construction. 

Report a Road Hazard
If you notice a huge pothole, had to dodge a mattress on a highway, or if you notice a traffic signal that is malfunctioning, you can report a road hazard 24 hours a day by calling (888) 762-3273.

Report a Damage Claim
If your car was damaged as a result of hazardous road conditions such as potholes, you may be able to receive reimbursement if the owner of the road [city, county, or state] is deemed negligent in addressing the problem prior to the incident.

Adopt-A-Road
Wayne County’s Adopt-A-Road program is designed to keep the County’s roadsides clean and attractive.  Businesses and citizens adopt a one-mile or more stretch of road over 3 years and take responsibility for cleaning both sides of the road.

Forestry Office
The Forestry Office is responsible for the care of State and County right-of-ways not used by vehicular traffic.   The Office maintains grass areas, trims and removes trees and shrubs, plants trees and shrubs, and inspects trees and shrubs for disease.

Bridge & Structure Maintenance
The Bridge Maintenance program provides mechanical, structural and electrical maintenance and repair services for bridges and pumphouses located along major roadways, freeways, and boating corridors.

Snow Removal
The Roads Division is responsible for snow removal along more than 1,900 miles within its borders.  Wayne County has the largest snow removal fleet in Michigan and was the first county in the country to establish a snow clearing policy back in 1910.

Weighmaster / Transportation Permits
Wayne County’s Roads Division is Responsible for issuing special hauling and transportation permits and enforcement of oversize and overweight vehicles.

Traffic Operations
The Traffic Operations Office is responsible for the maintenance of approximately 100,000 signs and 1,458 traffic signals on the State and County road systems and the painting of pavement markings on the County system.

Township Road Maintenance
Counties and their townships have a unique relationship on the issue of road construction and maintenance. Unlike incorporated cities and villages, townships do not receive gas tax revenues for roads and therefore must rely on their county to provide nearly all road-related activities.

 

RESOURCES

 

 

Bike Through the Lights - 11/18/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Bike Through the Lights will take place on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Merriman Hollow Park in Westland.

Due to popular demand, Wayne County Parks is offering bike riders a chance to bike through the lights before it opens to the public!

Check back in September for registration fees and information. Registration includes a long sleeved t-shirt and post-race food.

Bike Through the Lights is co-sponsored by:

ITC Holdings

beatthetrain.com

Friends of Wayne County Park

Lightfest 8k Run/Walk - 11/17/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
The Lightfest 8k Fun Run/Walk takes place on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Merriman Hollow Park in Westland.

Enjoy a breathtaking run or walk through the midwest's longest holiday light display!

All participants will park at the start line and be bussed back to their cars after the event.

Registration fees include a long sleeve t-shirt and post event food.

Check back in September for registration fees and information!

 

The Lightfest 8k Fun Run/Walk is co-sponsored by

ITC Holdings

Friends of Wayne County Parks

Halloween Forest Fun Hike - 10/16/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
The Halloween Forest Fun Hike will be held on Friday, October 16 at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center.

Take a guided night hike to meet our "not-so-scary and sort-of-silly" nature-related characters.  These costume characters will tell you all about themselves and share some Halloween prizes and treats! Please arrive 15 minutes before your starting time. Hikes will be outdoors so please dress accordingly. Program will be moved indoors only if it is very rainy.

After a 45 minute hike, you will come inside for a live animal show to meet many amazing live creatures from around the world.

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM!

Register for one start time:
6:oo p.m.        6:30 p.m.        7:00 p.m.        7:30 p.m.

The cost is $6/child and $2/adult for Wayne County residents.

This program is recommended for ages 4 and older.

 

The Halloween Forest Fun Hike is co-sponsored by the Friends of Nankin Mills.  

Hobby Day - 8/8/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Hobby Day will take place on Saturday, August 8 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at Crosswinds Marsh.

Have you ever wanted to try geocaching, birding or kite building but  did not know how to get started? Hobby Day is all about trying something new! Whether you are a die hard hobby enthusiast or someone who just wants to try something new, this program is for you! Experts will be on hand to asnwer questions and help you get started in a new hobby. Activities include hiking, photography, horseshoes, fishing and more. Fishing poles and bait are provided for the fishing portion.

Crosswinds Marsh is located at the corner of Haggerty Road and Will Carleton Road in Sumpter Township.

Family Holiday Fest & Mill Lighting - 12/12/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
The Holiday Fest and Mill Lighting will take place on Saturday, December 12 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center.

From 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., families can participate in unique holiday games, such as "Fruitcake Bowling," "Mink Luge" and "Waterwheel Putt Putt" and make several holiday crafts to take home. Prizes are awarded for game participation.

The  second part of the program is sponsored by the Friends of Nankin Mills and features a community sing-along, mill lighting and special visit from St. Nick! This will be the 28th anniversary of the Friends of Nankin Mills Mill Lighting!

Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is located on Hines Drive, east of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

Somewhere in Time - 9/20/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Somewhere in Time takes place on Sunday, September 20 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Elizabeth Park in Trenton.

Antique auto displays, riverboat rides, a crafter area, musical entertainment and refreshments are part of this unique event. The children's games and entertainment area is a sure hit for all ages.

Elizabeth Park is located on West Jefferson, south of West Road in Trenton.

This event is co-sponsored by Trenton Parks and Recreation.

Mud Day - 7/7/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Mud Day will take place on Tuesday, July 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Nankin Mills Park in Westland.

Combine tons of mud and tons of water and you will have created every child's fantasy and every mother's nightmare!

There will be organized games, free play and the crowning of King and Queen Mud!

The Western Wayne Hazmat team will be on hand to hose off the muddy kids!

This event is for kids 12 years old and younger.

Nankin Mills Park is located on Hines Drive, east of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

 

Mud Day is co-sponsored by:

ITC Holdings

Community Alliance Credit Union

Friends of Wayne County Parks

Western Wayne Hazmat Team

Lightfest - 11/19/2015 - 12/31/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Visit the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light display with four miles of displays!

The Wayne County Lightfest runs from November 19 - December 31, 2015.

Hours for the Lightfest are:

Monday - Thursday     7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday - Sunday        6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Enter Hines Drive from Merriman Road between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue in Westland. The address for the Lightfest is 7651 Merriman Road in Westland.

There is a fee per vehicle for the Lightfest.

Join us for the Lightfest Grand Opening on Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. by attending a sneak preview with music, refreshments and a fireworks display!

The Lightfest is co-sponsored by:

ITC Holdings

Friends of Wayne County Parks

Halloween Festival - 10/17/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
The Halloween Festival will take place on Saturday, October 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Nankin Mills Park in Westland.

Games, entertainment, hayrides, candy and fun await the children at this free special event. This event is entirely outdoors so please dress for the weather.

Costumes are optional!

Nankin Mills Park is located on Hines Drive, just east of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

 

Heroes on Hines - 10/3/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Heroes on Hines will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Haggerty Park in Plymouth.

Help us commemorate the third annual Heroes on Hines event with a traffic-free run along Hines Drive! There will be a half marathon and 5k run that will begin and end at the First Responders Memorial.

For registration information, please visit www.heroesonhines.com

Haggerty Park is located at the corner of Hines Drive and Haggerty Road.

 

Heroes on Hines is co-sponsored by:

Friends of Wayne County Parks

Running Fit

Cruisin' Hines - 8/23/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Cruisin' Hines will take place on Sunday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hines Drive will be closed from Ford Road to Ann Arbor Trail for cruising traffic. Hines Drive will be limited to classic cars and hot rods. All classic cars must enter Hines Drive from the Ford Road entrance.

For more information, please visit www.cruisinhines.com

 

Native American Heritage Day - 9/26/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Native American Heritage Day will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center.

The North American Indian Association wil host a special Social Gathering on the grounds of Nankin Mills to share their culture and heritage. A drumming circle will lead the dancers in beautiful regalia through the ceremony. Native American artisans will demonstrate, display and sell their crafts. Native American food will also be available for purchase.

Bring your own lawn chair and umbrella for shade as seating is limitied.

Parking for Native American Heritage Day is located at Nankin Mills Park, which is on Hines Drive, just east of Ann Arbor Trail.

This event is co-sponsored by American Indian Health and Family Services.

Bike Through the Lights - 11/18/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Bike Through the Lights will take place on Wednesday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Merriman Hollow Park in Westland.

Due to popular demand, Wayne County Parks is offering bike riders a chance to bike through the lights before it opens to the public!

Check back in September for registration fees and information. Registration includes a long sleeved t-shirt and post-race food.

Bike Through the Lights is co-sponsored by:

ITC Holdings

beatthetrain.com

Friends of Wayne County Park

Lightfest 8k Run/Walk - 11/17/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
The Lightfest 8k Fun Run/Walk takes place on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Merriman Hollow Park in Westland.

Enjoy a breathtaking run or walk through the midwest's longest holiday light display!

All participants will park at the start line and be bussed back to their cars after the event.

Registration fees include a long sleeve t-shirt and post event food.

Check back in September for registration fees and information!

 

The Lightfest 8k Fun Run/Walk is co-sponsored by

ITC Holdings

Friends of Wayne County Parks

Halloween Forest Fun Hike - 10/16/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
The Halloween Forest Fun Hike will be held on Friday, October 16 at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center.

Take a guided night hike to meet our "not-so-scary and sort-of-silly" nature-related characters.  These costume characters will tell you all about themselves and share some Halloween prizes and treats! Please arrive 15 minutes before your starting time. Hikes will be outdoors so please dress accordingly. Program will be moved indoors only if it is very rainy.

After a 45 minute hike, you will come inside for a live animal show to meet many amazing live creatures from around the world.

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM!

Register for one start time:
6:oo p.m.        6:30 p.m.        7:00 p.m.        7:30 p.m.

The cost is $6/child and $2/adult for Wayne County residents.

This program is recommended for ages 4 and older.

 

The Halloween Forest Fun Hike is co-sponsored by the Friends of Nankin Mills.  

Hobby Day - 8/8/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Hobby Day will take place on Saturday, August 8 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon at Crosswinds Marsh.

Have you ever wanted to try geocaching, birding or kite building but  did not know how to get started? Hobby Day is all about trying something new! Whether you are a die hard hobby enthusiast or someone who just wants to try something new, this program is for you! Experts will be on hand to asnwer questions and help you get started in a new hobby. Activities include hiking, photography, horseshoes, fishing and more. Fishing poles and bait are provided for the fishing portion.

Crosswinds Marsh is located at the corner of Haggerty Road and Will Carleton Road in Sumpter Township.

Family Holiday Fest & Mill Lighting - 12/12/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
The Holiday Fest and Mill Lighting will take place on Saturday, December 12 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center.

From 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m., families can participate in unique holiday games, such as "Fruitcake Bowling," "Mink Luge" and "Waterwheel Putt Putt" and make several holiday crafts to take home. Prizes are awarded for game participation.

The  second part of the program is sponsored by the Friends of Nankin Mills and features a community sing-along, mill lighting and special visit from St. Nick! This will be the 28th anniversary of the Friends of Nankin Mills Mill Lighting!

Nankin Mills Interpretive Center is located on Hines Drive, east of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

Somewhere in Time - 9/20/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Somewhere in Time takes place on Sunday, September 20 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Elizabeth Park in Trenton.

Antique auto displays, riverboat rides, a crafter area, musical entertainment and refreshments are part of this unique event. The children's games and entertainment area is a sure hit for all ages.

Elizabeth Park is located on West Jefferson, south of West Road in Trenton.

This event is co-sponsored by Trenton Parks and Recreation.

Mud Day - 7/7/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Mud Day will take place on Tuesday, July 7 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Nankin Mills Park in Westland.

Combine tons of mud and tons of water and you will have created every child's fantasy and every mother's nightmare!

There will be organized games, free play and the crowning of King and Queen Mud!

The Western Wayne Hazmat team will be on hand to hose off the muddy kids!

This event is for kids 12 years old and younger.

Nankin Mills Park is located on Hines Drive, east of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

 

Mud Day is co-sponsored by:

ITC Holdings

Community Alliance Credit Union

Friends of Wayne County Parks

Western Wayne Hazmat Team

Lightfest - 11/19/2015 - 12/31/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Visit the Midwest's longest drive-through holiday light display with four miles of displays!

The Wayne County Lightfest runs from November 19 - December 31, 2015.

Hours for the Lightfest are:

Monday - Thursday     7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday - Sunday        6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Enter Hines Drive from Merriman Road between Ann Arbor Trail and Warren Avenue in Westland. The address for the Lightfest is 7651 Merriman Road in Westland.

There is a fee per vehicle for the Lightfest.

Join us for the Lightfest Grand Opening on Thursday, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. by attending a sneak preview with music, refreshments and a fireworks display!

The Lightfest is co-sponsored by:

ITC Holdings

Friends of Wayne County Parks

Halloween Festival - 10/17/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
The Halloween Festival will take place on Saturday, October 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Nankin Mills Park in Westland.

Games, entertainment, hayrides, candy and fun await the children at this free special event. This event is entirely outdoors so please dress for the weather.

Costumes are optional!

Nankin Mills Park is located on Hines Drive, just east of Ann Arbor Trail in Westland.

 

Heroes on Hines - 10/3/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Heroes on Hines will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at Haggerty Park in Plymouth.

Help us commemorate the third annual Heroes on Hines event with a traffic-free run along Hines Drive! There will be a half marathon and 5k run that will begin and end at the First Responders Memorial.

For registration information, please visit www.heroesonhines.com

Haggerty Park is located at the corner of Hines Drive and Haggerty Road.

 

Heroes on Hines is co-sponsored by:

Friends of Wayne County Parks

Running Fit

Cruisin' Hines - 8/23/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Cruisin' Hines will take place on Sunday, August 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Hines Drive will be closed from Ford Road to Ann Arbor Trail for cruising traffic. Hines Drive will be limited to classic cars and hot rods. All classic cars must enter Hines Drive from the Ford Road entrance.

For more information, please visit www.cruisinhines.com

 

Native American Heritage Day - 9/26/2015

published by: Wayne County Parks on 4/17/2015
Native American Heritage Day will take place on Saturday, September 26 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Nankin Mills Interpretive Center.

The North American Indian Association wil host a special Social Gathering on the grounds of Nankin Mills to share their culture and heritage. A drumming circle will lead the dancers in beautiful regalia through the ceremony. Native American artisans will demonstrate, display and sell their crafts. Native American food will also be available for purchase.

Bring your own lawn chair and umbrella for shade as seating is limitied.

Parking for Native American Heritage Day is located at Nankin Mills Park, which is on Hines Drive, just east of Ann Arbor Trail.

This event is co-sponsored by American Indian Health and Family Services.

Terry Spryszak
Director of Public Services & Environment
Public Services
(313) 224-7600
Roads Division