Transportation and Infrastructure



The City of Southfield leads metro Detroit in offering quality infrastructure, from its central location and access to major roadways to a fully wired fiber network. The City’s infrastructure is in good position to adequately supply the needs of the residential and business communities into the future.

Road System

Southfield is 20-30 minutes from downtown Detroit, Detroit Metro Airport and most other locations in southeast Michigan, including Ann Arbor, Auburn Hills, and Mt. Clemens. The headquarters of Daimler Chrysler, Ford and General Motors all are 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

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.

Senior adults may arrange for transportation for medical appointments by contacting TOSS (Transportation for Senior Adults), at (248) 796-4658.

Public Utilities

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