Grosse Pointe Shores DPW lot to be repaved this spring

By: K. Michelle Moran | Grosse Pointe Times | Published May 23, 2023

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GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointe Shores City Hall parking lot off Vernier Road — sometimes referred to as the Department of Public Works lot because it’s adjacent to the DPW building — will be getting a makeover this spring.

The Shores City Council voted unanimously during a May 16 meeting in favor of a low bid from Detroit-based Asphalt Control Corporation to repave the lot at a cost of $131,349.90. Asphalt Control Corporation was one of three bidders who vied for the job.

“The parking lot in back here definitely needs it,” Public Services Director Mike Way told the council.

Way said the work will involve putting down 4 inches of new asphalt and restriping the parking spaces in the same way those spaces are configured now.

It will be “like a brand-new lot when we’re done,” Way said.

The project wasn’t included in the 2022-23 budget but will be paid out of that budget with money transferred from other accounts, Way said.

“This is one of the many projects that were included in our capital improvement list,” Way said.

Mayor Ted Kedzierski asked if the city did “due diligence” with regard to making sure that the low bidder was reputable.

Way responded that this would normally be the case, but Asphalt Control Corp. is a firm that the Shores has done a lot of work with in the past, so they’re already a trusted contractor and didn’t need to be vetted further.

While a start date for the work hadn’t been set at press time, Way said the project would be completed before the current fiscal year ends June 30. He said the parking lot is expected to take roughly a week to do.

The city has a second parking lot adjacent to Shores City Hall that’s off Lake Shore Road, so City Hall visitors will be able to use that lot if they need to do business with the city while the DPW lot is being repaved.