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  • DNR announces opening of Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail

    The Department of Natural Resources announced Monday that the 42-mile Fred Meijer Clinton Ionia Shiawassee State Trail officially is complete and open to the public. Check out MDNR’s Press Release here. Check out a short video of part of the trail here.

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  • SAW-Funded See Snake Discovers Rusting Pipe

    The Gull Lake Sewer & Water Authority (GLSWA) operates a 4.4-mile long, 12-inch-diameter ductile iron forcemain. It handles nearly 500,000 gallons of sewage daily from the Village of Richland and the Gull Lake area. Rich Pierson, GLSWA’s Director, wondered for years about the 32-year-old pipeline’s condition. The problem: unless the pipe’s exterior is exposed, there […]

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  • Help Fund Walker’s New Pedestrian Tunnel under M-45

    The Fred Meijer Standale Trail will add a key connection when the City of Walker builds a $2,000,000 pedestrian tunnel under five-lane M-45/Lake Michigan Drive near downtown Standale. Using a $1.1 million MDOT Transportation Alternative Program grant and over $120,000 from the city’s budget, Walker still needs to raise $800,000. If you’d like to participate […]

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  • Village of Lyons Celebrates Bridge Street Completion

    Tuesday the Ionia Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the Village of Lyons Bridge Street project. This project was completed this summer and features downtown and street infrastructure improvements paid for by the MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant. Read more about it here!

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  • Whitehall’s Lake Street Featured in Video

    Prein&Newhof is excited to reveal a video that features the Lake Street reconstruction design in Whitehall. This was the first street segment in Michigan to treat all its stormwater runoff before it enters a surface water body—in this case, White Lake. This video shows the various “green” treatment technologies used in Whitehall. White Lake is […]

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  • P&N engineer runs 5k on trail he helped design

    Last Saturday was the second annual 5K run/walk of the McCoy Creek Trail in Buchanan, Michigan. P&N Project Manager Dan Lewis, PE participated in the community event that showcases the trail that he helped design in 2013. Tom Smith, PE provided floodplain design and Mark Moored the construction observation. Lewis placed 20 out of 150! […]

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  • P&N mourns death of 60-year airport engineer, Bob Peckham

    Our former colleague, friend, and consultant Bob Peckham passed away last week Thursday at the age of 92. We express our sympathy to his family, his long-time clients, and to his former and our current Traverse City office employees, Art Christiansen and Stephanie Green. Bob was a WWII veteran, devoted aeronautics engineer, and the founder […]

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  • Do you really need an engineer to design your trail?

    Several years ago, I met Fred Meijer at a meeting. Mr. Meijer was well known for his philanthropy, especially in the development of bicycle paths across West Michigan. When he found out that I design these paths, he baitingly asked me, “Why do we need an engineer to design bike paths?” I gave him all […]

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  • Happy Michigan Trails Week! September 20-27

    Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed September 20-27 Michigan Trails Week, and the MDNR is inviting everyone to go off-road and to be part of the celebration. “Grab your friends and family, find a trail and let the adventure begin!” To end the week, on September 27, Recreation Passports and vehicle entry fees will be waived […]

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  • Funds available to remove dams and replace culverts

    The US Fish & Wildlife Service once again has funds available to help owners remove dams and replace old culverts. The application deadline is November 7, 2014. The National Fish Passage Program provides funds to remove dams and to replace “perched” culverts—those that prohibit upstream fish passage because the culvert bottom is too high for […]

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