infrastructure

  • Lyons completes downtown project

    Lyons completes downtown project

    August 7, 2014

    Using a $670,000 MEDC Downtown Infrastructure Grant, the Village of Lyons (Ionia County) re-paved, beautified, improved drainage, and added parking to serve its downtown area. The Village had parallel storm sewer systems running on both sides of Bridge Street, one of which was a 6-inch clay sewer that dated from the Work Progress Administration circa […]

  • Is this the future for local road funding?

    Is this the future for local road funding?

    June 3, 2014

    By Jim Hegarty, PE I drive nearly 30,000 miles every year for my job, so I’ve gotten to see a lot of Michigan. Whenever I stop for gas or an iced tea, I like to scan the newspaper headlines to see what’s going on locally. Last week, I happened upon the Williamston Enterprise with the […]

  • Pavement Management shows promise as pothole fix

    Pavement Management shows promise as pothole fix

    May 28, 2014

    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 […]

  • P&N mobilizes SAW team

    P&N mobilizes SAW team

    May 27, 2014

    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 […]

  • TIGER Grants Application due April 21

    TIGER Grants Application due April 21

    March 26, 2014

    What Similar to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Act (TIGER) funds transportation-related stormwater projects. Click here to see a map of already-funded projects. How much $600 Million will be available nationwide for fiscal year 2014. US DOT awarded one Tiger Grant in Michigan in 2013. […]

  • Harrison scores $598,000 downtown grant

    Harrison scores $598,000 downtown grant

    March 11, 2014

    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 […]

  • ENGINEERS WEEK: So, why’d you want to be a civil engineer?

    ENGINEERS WEEK: So, why’d you want to be a civil engineer?

    February 21, 2014

    Happy Engineers Week! We asked our engineers what led them to their career choice. We enjoyed their responses and thought you would too: My grandfather was a civil engineer for CalTrans (California Department of Transportation) and I frequently listened to his stories about improving our lives through effective, efficient and reliable infrastructure. He stressed repeatedly […]

  • Funding Restored to Two Great Lakes Programs

    Funding Restored to Two Great Lakes Programs

    January 20, 2014

    Congress released its 2014 spending bill last week, providing the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative with $300 million and the Clean Water State revolving fund with $1.44 billion, up from $285 million and $1.37 billion in 2013. “The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative supports efforts to clean up toxic pollution, restore fish and wildlife habitat, fight invasive […]

  • Building America with foreign profits?

    Building America with foreign profits?

    August 27, 2013

    By Jim Hegarty, PE I’m always on the lookout for ways to help our clients secure financing for their projects, and the other day I saw an interesting proposal put forth by 39 Congressmen to create the American Infrastructure Fund (AIF). The fund would provide low-cost financing or loan guarantees to construct, maintain, improve, or […]

  • MEDC plans to offer downtown infrastructure grants again in 2013

    MEDC plans to offer downtown infrastructure grants again in 2013

    August 22, 2013

    If you’re looking to improve your downtown’s infrastructure, and you are a qualifying low– to moderate–income community (see list), you are eligible to apply for a Downtown Infrastructure Grant (DIG). Parking lots, curbs, street improvements, sewers and water system projects all qualify. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) expects to make applications available soon. Generally, there […]