The City of Southfield leads metro Detroit in offering a quality infrastructure, from its central location and access to major roadways to a fully wired fiber optics network. The City’s infrastructure is in a good position to adequately supply the needs of the residential and business communities well into the future.
Southfield is located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Detroit and Detroit Metro Airport as well as a short commute to almost all of southeastern Michigan, including Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills and Mt. Clemens. The headquarters of DaimlerChrysler, Ford and General Motors are all conveniently located within 20 minutes of Southfield.
Southfield’s roadways total 286 miles, including 243 miles of major and local roads. Oakland County owns and maintains 21 miles, and the State of Michigan 22 miles of roadway within the City.
Major highways include: Reuther Freeway (I-696), Southfield Freeway (M-39), Lodge Freeway (US-10), Telegraph Road (US-24), Eight Mile Road (M-102) and Northwestern Highway. In addition, two major north/south freeways, I-75 and I-275, are five miles from Southfield’s borders.
Public transportation and Community Transit is available through SMART (Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation). For assistance call (866) 962-5515. Greyhound Bus Lines also are available for transport at (248) 353-2870.
Seniors adults may arrange for transportation for medical appointments by contacting TOSS (Transportation for Southfield Seniors), at (248) 356-1500.
Southfield is supported by 346 miles of water mains, 217 miles of sanitary and 40 miles of combined sewers. New sanitary sewer lines are being installed in many areas, allowing more properties to connect to the sanitary sewer system. For information or questions on permit fees to connect to the new system, contact Public Works, at (248) 796-4850.
For water billing, new water or sewer service, water service shut-off, or troubleshooting problems, call (248) 796-4850. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Public Utility Providers:
|Electric||DTE Energy (deregulated Jan. 2002), (800) 477-4747|
|Telephone||SBC (deregulated Jan. 2002), (800) 244-4444 (New Service)|
|Natural Gas||Consumers Energy (deregulated Jan. 2002), (800) 477-5050|
|Sewer System||Oakland County Sanitary Sewer District|
|Water System||SE Oakland County Water Authority, (248) 796-4850|
Fiber Optics Providers:
|Custom Business Solutions||(800) 340-1734|
|Global Crossing||(585) 255-1644|
|Level 3 Communications||(877) 4LEVEL3|
|MCI Worldcom||(800) 436-4444|
|McLeod USA||(810) 249-4000|
|US Signal (Bill Goodfellow)||(616) 988-7495|
|XO Communications||(866) 963-9696|