Last Updated: 09/14/10
The purpose of this project was to reconstruct Sylvan Avenue (between White and Packard Street) using permeable pavement technology. Permeable pavement allows rainwater to pass through the pavement and into the ground, where it is filtered, cleaned, and temporarily stored until it can be absorbed or gradually enter the storm sewer system. The project will use permeable asphalt as the road surface material, and will be one of the first projects in southeastern Michigan to use this particular technology on a public street.
The project makes use of an underdrain system to collect water below the street that is not absorbed into the ground. Stormwater quality units (or “swirl concentrators”) to clean the water that enters the storm sewer from the gutter, and a curb drain system were incorporated to give homeowners a place to connect sump pump discharges rather than discharging to the ground surface.
For more information on this unique project, see the attached flier (Click Here).
The project began construction on May 17th, however it was put on hold about a week later when it was discovered that DTE (Michcon) needed to replace an old gas main in the street. A temporary stone road was constructed to maintain access to residences while DTE replaced the gas main and renewed all of the services on the houses on the street.
Construction on Sylvan Avenue was substantially completed and opened to traffic on August 20th, 2010.
Sylvan Avenue will be treated much the same as other City street in regards to maintenance, with some differences such as more frequent vacuum sweeping and snow clearing in the Winter. For further information on maintenance, Click Here.Questions or Concerns?