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  • Pavement Management shows promise as pothole fix

    by Connie Houk, PE Car repair shops love potholes! The rest of us, not so much. So, how do we prevent them? The answer is simple. If there is no water trapped under the road bed to freeze, there are no potholes. The solution, however, is a complex mixture of design, materials, maintenance and management […]

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  • P&N mobilizes SAW team

    Prein&Newhof field crews began work last week on asset management projects funded through MDEQ’s SAW (Stormwater and Wastewater) grant program. MDEQ awarded $77 million to Michigan communities this Spring to begin the process of developing infrastructure asset management plans. Another $353 million will be awarded in future years. The first step in an infrastructure asset […]

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  • P&N Engineer wins MSPE Engineer of the Year

    P&N congratulates Chris Cruickshank, P.E., who was named Engineer of the Year by the Western Michigan Chapter of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE). Chris specializes in Environmental, Geotechnical, and Structural engineering at Prein&Newhof, where he has worked for 8 years and currently serves as corporate secretary. He is the team leader of the Geotechnical, Environmental, […]

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  • Buchanan’s McCoy Creek Restoration wins ASCE SW Branch “Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award”

    The American Society of Civil Engineers Southwest Michigan Branch has honored the City of Buchanan with its “Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award” for the McCoy Creek Restoration Project. Congratulations to the City of Buchanan! This was a great project that we wrote about last summer, but here’s a summary: The McCoy Creek Restoration Project in […]

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  • Ludington State Park wins ASCE Quality of Life Award

    The West Michigan Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers presented Prein&Newhof with the 2014 Quality of Life Award for its work on the Ludington State Park. Congratulations to our project team that was led by Barbara Marczak! Read about the project on our website.

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  • APWA names Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail its 2013 Project of the Year

    The Michigan Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) named the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Trail connecting Ionia and Saranac its “Project of the Year” in the Small Cities/Rural Communities category. Congratulations to the City of Ionia, the Village of Saranac, and P&N Project Manager Scott Post for making this recreation trail a […]

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  • Muskegon’s Marquette Street: 13 years old and pothole-free!

    By James Hegarty, PE and Chris Cruickshank, PE In 2001, Prein&Newhof designed a new 60-inch-diameter sewer line for Muskegon County under Marquette Street in the City of Muskegon. The contractor ripped up the entire four-lane street for almost two miles to install the pipe, which in some places was 15 feet deep. About a mile […]

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  • P&N’s Scott Post designing new trail crossing M-66 in Ionia

    At its March 4 meeting, Ionia’s City Council approved a resolution to apply for grant funding to construct Phase II of the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail. This phase of the project is approximately two miles of 10′ wide shared-use pathway in the heart of the City and includes a remarkable non-motorized bridge […]

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  • P&N’s Scott Post designing new M-66 trail in Ionia

    At its March 4 meeting, Ionia’s City Council approved a resolution to apply for grant funding to construct Phase II of the Fred Meijer Grand River Valley Rail Trail. This phase of the project is approximately two miles of 10′ wide shared-use pathway in the heart of the City and includes a remarkable non-motorized bridge […]

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  • Harrison scores $598,000 downtown grant

    The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) presented the City of Harrison with a Downtown Infrastructure Grant (DIG) of $598,000 for a four-block downtown streetscape. Prein&Newhof will design the streetscape to beautify downtown Harrison and calm traffic. P&N plans to design the project this spring and summer so construction can start after Labor Day. MEDC anticipates […]

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