Warren Mayor Jim Fouts’ Statement On the City Assisting The County of Macomb Fill Potholes on County Roads in Warren
“Assisting the County Road Department on its roads in Warren is a needed service to the motoring public in Warren per the county’s request.” Warren Mayor James Fouts stated. Adding that, “I call this a ‘pothole crises’ because of the number and size of the potholes on all major roads.”
“During my 10 plus years as Warren mayor, I have never heard so many complaints about potholes on all major roads in our communities. And I have never seen so many potholes.”
“Our DPW employees are working 12-hour shifts to repair potholes on city-maintained main roadways like Ryan, Hoover, 9 Mile, 13 Mile and Chicago roads.”
“The County Road Department is responsible for maintaining all other major roads in our city.”
“I understand that this crisis can only be resolved by the cooperative efforts of the county and city. This is local government units working together to benefit the motoring public.”
“The vast majority of motorists do not distinguish between county-maintained and city-maintained major roads; they only want corrective action.” Mayor Fouts said in a statement.
“I have directed our DPW superintendent to work out the details with the county road department on this collaboration.”
“Our city roads will continue to be maintained by our DPW crews, and the county roads will be maintained by four crews until 7:30 p.m. tonight, four crews at 7 a.m. tomorrow and 4 crews at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The county roads will be 12 Mile, 14 Mile and Schoenherr in Warren. The crews will consist of water division and sanitation division employees.
“Related to improving roads in Warren is the issue of Mound Road. If the county executive forwards an offer to me like he did to the City of Sterling Heights, I will immediately forward it to the Warren City Council with my recommendation to approve this much-needed improvement.”
“That’s why the time for united action is now.”