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Thursday, 27 April, 2017


Seasonal Load Limit Notification

Spring Load Restrictions in the North-Central Frost Zone will be starting Monday, March 6, 2017 at 12:01 AM.  Road restriction maps can be found on the City’s Web Page under the Maps tab. Click here to see it.  

2017 Infrastructure Improvements

Public Hearing for the 2017 Infrastructure Improvements Project (see map below which includes 4th Ave NW, 13th St NW, 9th St NE) will be held on January 23, 2017, from 5:30 pm, at the Grand Rapids City Hall Council Chambers.

10 Stormwater Facts

It’s been 25 years since the Environmental Protection Agency began the Phase I Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit program in November of 1990. SEH's April Ryan, PE, an expert in water resources and stormwater engineering, shares 25 Stormwater

Community Brush Pile has closed

With the closure of Deer River Hired Hands, the City of Grand Rapids has closed the Community Brush Pile. Brush can be taken to: Itasca County Landfill: Brush is accepted here for a nominal charge. Compost can be brought to the Community


The Engineering Department provides support services to guide the planning, design, management, maintenance and construction of the City's infrastructure.  The primary focus of infrastructure is related to those items located within the public right of ways and easements.  Typical infrastructure items include, but are not limited to, streets, storm sewer, sanitary sewer collection, water distribution, street lighting, sidewalks and trails.


Public Works

The Public Works Department provides for the operation and maintenance of the City infrastructure systems.  There are many characteristics of the right-of-way, parks and other publicly owned properties that require the enhancement of Public Safety.  Our responsibility to the public is to listen with an open ear.  We encourage you to contact us.