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Because Canton is a township and not a city or a village, the township government does not own or maintain roads.  This is why our property taxes are so low (?)  According to their website (here), cities, villages, counties, and the state (MDOT) have jurisdiction over roads. 

 

Further:   “Residential streets are built by developers and paid for by homeowners as part of the cost of their homes.  Therefore the cost of paving or resurfacing private roads is generally the property owner's responsibility.”  However, we have verified with the Township Engineers office (734-394-5150) that all of the roads in Glengarry (1, 2, 3, and 456) are the responsibility of Wayne County, not the property owners.

 

Using the link above or Canton’s “I Want To …” link, you can report serious road problems (such as very large potholes) to Wayne County and a lot of other useful things (vandalism, noisy neighbors, etc.) to Canton Township authorities. 

 

“To report hazardous road conditions please contact Wayne County at 888/ROAD-CREW (888 762 3273).  You may contact this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Please reserve calls for hazardous conditions only such as large potholes, malfunction traffic signals, or flooded roads.”

 

Our experience is that a call to this number regarding Glengarry Boulevard between Canton Center and Turnberry usually results in a patching crew within a few days. 

 

 

Last updated:  April 24, 2011