New Bay City DPW Site Breaks Ground for Expansion
The soon-to-be Department of Public Works building at 1645 Marquette Ave. (Photo- Ric Antonio; WSGW)

Officials in Bay City broke ground on what’s soon-to-be the new Department of Public Works site.

The building at 1645 Marquette ave. was purchased by the city in 2018, and will undergo a $14.5 million renovation and expansion to fit the department of public works and each of it’s service branches under one roof.

Bay City’s elected officials gather to break ground on what will house the remainder of the DPW’s services moving into the new site after i’s expansion. (Photo- Ric Antonio; WSGW)

DPW Director Bob Dion, Mayor Kathleen Newsham, and City manager Dana Muscott all say the move has been needed for a LONG time (going back further than 1991), and employees in parts of the current building on south water street have been working in unsafe conditions.

If all goes according to plan, work should be finalized on the new building by Fall next year.