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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


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Rouge River AOC Habitat Restoration for Wilcox and Phoenix Lakes Meeting
Rouge River AOC Habitat Restoration for Wilcox and Phoenix Lakes Meeting
Wednesday - Mar. 01, 2023 6:00 PM - Wednesday - Mar. 01, 2023 7:30 PM
Meet with Wayne County Parks and ARC representatives on an overview of the upcoming restoration projects at Wilcox and Phoenix Lakes.
Night Light Hike at Elizabeth Park
Night Light Hike at Elizabeth Park
Friday - Feb. 24, 2023 6:30 PM - Friday - Feb. 24, 2023 8:00 PM
Go on a naturalist led night hike to see what creatures are still out on a winter night!
Animals in Winter
Animals in Winter
Monday - Feb. 20, 2023 10:00 AM - Monday - Feb. 20, 2023 3:00 PM
While the kids are off school, bring them to the Nankin Mills Barn to learn about nature!
Winter Bird Feeding for Beginners Homeschool class
Winter Bird Feeding for Beginners Homeschool class
Thursday - Feb. 16, 2023 1:00 PM - Thursday - Feb. 16, 2023 2:30 PM
Get a lesson on how to feed wild birds!
Winter Birding for Beginners
Winter Birding for Beginners
Saturday - Feb. 04, 2023 10:00 AM - Saturday - Feb. 04, 2023 11:30 AM
Get a lesson on how to feed wild birds from our Wayne County Parks naturalists!
Lumberjack Hike
Lumberjack Hike
Saturday - Feb. 11, 2023 10:00 AM - Saturday - Feb. 11, 2023 12:00 PM
Learn about lumberjacks, their equipment, tree identification and more at the Lumberjack Hike!
Seed Swap
Seed Swap
Friday - Feb. 10, 2023 5:00 PM - Friday - Feb. 10, 2023 5:30 PM
Crosswinds Marsh staff are giving out native plant seeds on February 10!
Dancing and Deception nature program at Crosswinds Marsh
Dancing and Deception nature program at Crosswinds Marsh
Friday - Feb. 10, 2023 5:30 PM - Friday - Feb. 10, 2023 7:00 PM
Learn about courtship rituals that take place in the animal kingdom!
Winter Wonderland at Elizabeth Park
Winter Wonderland at Elizabeth Park
Saturday - Feb. 18, 2023 1:00 PM - Saturday - Feb. 18, 2023 4:00 PM
Get out of the house and enjoy some winter fun at the Winter Wonderland event!
BRIDGE CLOSURE ANNOUNCEMENT-Denton Road Bridge-Belleville
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.
BRIDGE INSPECTION ANNOUNCEMENT-Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge (Grosse Ile Twp)
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.
CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT-Vining Road over Blakely Drain (Huron)
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.
SCOPING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES ANNOUNCEMENT-Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge
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.
CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT-Farmington Road (Orangelawn Street to Plymouth Road)
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.
CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT-Beech Daly Road (West Warren Rd. - Jennifer St.)
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.
Heroes on Hines 5K
Heroes on Hines 5K
Thursday, August 11, 2022
Join Wayne County Parks for a fun run in honor of our First Responders
Flooding advisory
Flooding advisory
Monday, August 8, 2022
Heavy storms and downpours expected in some areas of Southeast Michigan
CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT Denton/Saltz/Ridge Intersection - Traffic Signal Installation
CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT Denton/Saltz/Ridge Intersection - Traffic Signal Installation
Monday, August 8, 2022
CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT Denton/Saltz/Ridge Intersection - Traffic Signal Installation
CONSTRUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT: Jefferson Avenue Bascule Bridge Rehabilitation Project
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.
2022 Wayne County DPS/Roads Division Resurfacing Projects
2022 Wayne County DPS/Roads Division Resurfacing Projects
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Resurfacing projects in Wayne County for 2022.
NOTICE OF MEETING WAYNE COUNTY FEDERAL AID COMMITTEE JULY 22, 2021
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.
Wayne County Urges Residents, Motorists to Take Precaution Due to Weekend Hazardous Weather
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.
Grosse Ile Parkway Bridge is now open
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.
TEMPORARY CLOSURE UPDATE: GROSSE ILE PARKWAY BRIDGE
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About The Grosse Ile Bridge Closure
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.
Wayne County Federal Aid Committee Meeting
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.
Wayne County Releases Improvement Projects for 2019 Construction Season
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.
Wayne County DPS Recently Awarded Funding for Future Bridge Projects
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.
Wayne County Releases Improvement Projects for 2018 Construction Season
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.