Maintenance of the street and stop signs is another responsibility of the Public Works Department. When a sign is broken a temporary sign may be installed until an arrangement for its replacement can be made. As part of our efforts for public safety, while crossing city streets, you may often see the Public Works “Arrowboard” truck directing traffic in the summer as we paint crosswalks. Public Works also utilizes the "Arrowboard" truck to direct traffic when making general street repairs and also storm sewer maintenance.
Traffic lights repairs and outages are reported to the Public Works Department, but are then maintained by the Public Utilities. If you have any questions, or see a light out please contact Public Works at 326-7480 or 326-7481.
The City of Grand Rapids is a proud member of Tree City USA and has maintained that status for over 20 years due to our active participation. The Public Works & Engineering Departments reforest the boulevards, parks and other public owned property. If you feel your boulevard tree may not be doing well, please give us a call at 218-326-7481, and our City Forester can come and inspect it.
Water, Sanitary Sewer, and Power:
Public Utilities 218-326-7024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Local Boy, Inc. 218-259-5383
Waste Management 218-328-6213