Engineering Department

Steve Vandette

City Engineer



The mission of the Engineering Department is to design high quality public improvements using sound engineering principles and cutting edge technology.

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Construction Projects Map: February - May 2015

Link to Information on Troy's Multi-Modal Transit Center.

Link to Information on the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012


The Engineering Department deals with the infrastructure and records of Troy pertaining to water mains, sanitary sewers, storm drains, paving, new construction, surveying, design, right-of-way, floodplain information, soil erosion, permits and administration. They are the liaison with Federal, State and County agencies and other cities to implement projects; liaison with developers to implement the public improvements for new residential,commercial, and industrial developments; and liaison with utility companies for private utility construction in City right-of-way.

Engineering services include the design and administration of public improvement projects such as roads, sanitary sewers, water mains, storm sewers and sidewalks. Engineering prepares the plans and specifications and supervises the construction of projects authorized by City Council. Engineering updates and maintains all records of City utilities, streets, and sidewalks.

Some of its objectives for the upcoming year include replacing water mains in section 9, Section 28, and Section 34, improvements to the River Rouge water shed, Rochester Road utility relocations between Torpey and Wattles,developing projects to enhance traffic safety, developing public education brochures and performing work to increase school safety, continue to enhance and broaden the scope of the city's GIS information.

The Engineering Department sets the standards and specifications for new developments and reviews plans and inspects construction to protect the public interest. Surveying and Inspection Services conducts surveys for the design and construction of public improvements; contributes to the development of the City's Geographic Information System; conducts surveys for the investigation of drainage problems; and inspects the construction of private utilities for compliance with City requirements.

Please contact the Troy Engineering Department at 248.524.3384 if you have any questions or concerns.

Traffic Engineering Services analyzes roads for defects and deficiencies; maintains records for traffic crashes, signals, signs and sidewalks; conducts and maintains traffic volume counts; and handles requests for new traffic signals and signs. This department works with the Traffic Committee which meets monthly to discuss traffic issues within the city.

Did You Know?

  • There are over 322 miles of major and local roads maintained by the City of Troy.
  • Most of Troy's major roads are under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission for Oakland County: Adams, Crooks, Livernois, John R, Dequindre, South Boulevard, Long Lake, Big Beaver, Maple and 14 Mile.
  • The Road Commission for Oakland County installs, maintains and sets the timing for all traffic signals in Troy.  Troy's Traffic Engineering Division monitors the operations and makes recommendations for better performance.
  • The City of Troy secured approximately $22 million in State and Federal funding for major road improvements from 2009 to 2014. Troy's required local match is 20% of these funds