The Roads Division of the DPW is responsible for maintaining over 180 lane-miles of City streets and rights-of-way. Our work includes plowing and salting, patching potholes, and replacing asphalt and concrete on all city-owned roadways.
The division is also responsible for ensuring proper drainage of roadways, clearing catch basins, grading gravel roads, and creating traffic signs. Additionally, the Fleet & Roads Division provides maintenance on all city-owned vehicles to ensure safety and optimized reliability.
Have a concern or an issue with a roadway?
Our roadways are very unique within Auburn Hills. This means that ownership of the road might not necessarily be ours even if it is within our city limits. You can check to see which organization manages your roadway of concern within Auburn Hills city limits by clicking here!
If the roadway is managed by the:
- Auburn Hills DPW, call (248) 391-3777
- Road Commission for Oakland County, visit their website, or call (248) 858-4804
- Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), call (248) 451-0001
- Privately-Owned, call the street's owner or property management company
It's all in the details.
We work diligently to ensure all city-owned roadways are clear of potholes, roadkill, large debris, and dangerous snow and ice conditions. See how we stay up to date with our current road services below.
Snow Removal Response
The City begins to salt and plow major roads as soon as the snow starts to accumulate. Hills, curves, intersections and school entry roads are a priority when there is any snowfall that causes slippery conditions.
Potholes form when snow/rainwater is absorbed into the ground below the surface of the road. As temperatures drop and the water freezes, the ground below the roadway expands, and the road surface expands as well.
The Sign Shop's responsibility is to create, install, repair, and replace all City and street signs, as necessary. This is done in a manner which while informing motorists, keeps sign pollution to a minimum. The Auburn Hills DPW makes all of its signs in-house and follows a strict set of guidelines to determine size and placement of each sign. If you notice that a sign has been damaged or stolen, please notify the DPW at 248.391.3777.