April 2013

  • Village of Lyons Receives Bridge Street Streetscape MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant

    Congrats to the Village of Lyons, who won over $600,000 towards downtown infrastructure improvements! Prein&Newhof’s engineer, Jason Washler, helped Lyons apply for the MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant from Pure Michigan. The money will help improve their downtown by reconstructing Bridge Street.  The proposed streetscape project will include storm sewer improvements, permeable pavers, on-street parking, water […]

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  • Health Department: Grand River E. Coli Levels ‘Dangerous’ and ‘Disturbing’

    The recent floodings around Grand Rapids have led Fox 17 to test the Grand River for water quality at Prein&Newhof’s laboratory. The results?  High and unsafe levels of E. Coli bacteria. The Kent County Health Department has since done its own testing and issued a warning to avoid contact with the flood waters. Bob Erickson, our […]

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  • P&N Engineer Presents on Preventative Traffic Engineering

    Some of us have noticed a shift in focus for transportation: a shift away from car-centric planning and towards multi-modal travel, complete streets, and walkability. The missing link in getting our communities to be safe and welcoming for pedestrians can be found in traffic engineering, whose reactive process and warrant procedures inhibit the timely installation […]

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  • Whitehall’s Story Retold: “Urban Stormwater Management Using Low Impact Design”

    Award-winning environmental journalist Jeff Alexander of Grand Haven has written a summary of our Whitehall project for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition (page 10) and it was included in a report to Congress on the on-the-ground success of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Jeff writes a success story like this about once a week. […]

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  • Asset Management: Getting the most from your infrastructure

    By James R. Hegarty, P.E., Barbara Marczak, P.E., and Brian Vilmont, P.E. Our infrastructure provides the foundation on which our communities are built: the roads that enable our transportation, the watermains that provide our drinking water, the sewers and treatment plants that put clean water back into our environment, and the buildings upon which our […]

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