City's plowing contractors report they've completed clearing all city residential streets; city inspectors verifying work

City's plowing contractors report they've completed clearing all city residential streets; city inspectors verifying work

 

The City of Detroit DPW's residential street plowing contractors are reporting that they have completed plowing all 1884 miles of city residential streets.  The work began yesterday at 7 a.m. and was to have been completed by 7 a.m. this morning per the contract, DPW Director Ron Brundidge said. 

Contractors are required to make two passes down each street to clear a total width of at least 16 feet.  City DPW inspectors are now in the process of inspecting the work to make sure it has been completed satisfactorily.  

Brundidge said that with so many miles of side streets, it is possible that some may have been missed or not plowed completely.  Residents wishing to report any unplowed streets are asked to report them through the Improve Detroit App.  As of 10 a.m. this morning, the city had received fewer than a dozen complaints and several compliments from residents. 

“Each year, we try to improve our level of service and our performance," said Brundidge.  "This was an early test of our preparedness this year and the first time contractors made two passes down each street.  Overall, the response from residents has been positive but we definitely want to hear about any areas that may have been missed so we can address them right away."