Important Information

Benton Charter Township is replacing sanitary sewer along Francis and Eastman Ave and portions of Britain Ave and Crystal Ave. The new sanitary sewer will be installed along the centerline of Francis Ave, Eastman Ave, Crystal Ave from Empire Ave to Britain Ave, and along the north side of Britain Ave from Eastman Ave to Blossom Trails Golf Club. The project will be under construction April through most of July.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact any of the project representatives listed below.

Engineer: Prein&Newhof
Contact: Steve Oosting, PE
(616) 364-8491
soosting@preinnewhof.com

Contractor: B&Z Company
Charlie Binger
(269) 363-0358
charlie@bandzcompany.com

Public Works Department
Andy Jordan
(269) 208-7275
ajordan@bentonchartertownship-mi.gov


Wastewater Service Connections

Property owners will receive new sanitary sewer lateral piping from the roadway to the right of way line by the completion of the project. Temporary disruption to sewer service may be required at times during replacement of individual laterals. Service disruption will be coordinated with the property owners in advance and will not extend beyond normal working hours.

Access/Traffic Control

The project will be constructed in two phases. Phase 1 of the project will include construction in Francis Ave, Eastman Ave, and Britain Ave. Phase 2 of the project will include construction in Crystal Avenue.

During Phase 1, Francis Ave, Eastman Ave, and Britain Ave will be closed to thru traffic within the work zone and traffic will be redirected via a detour.

Phase 1 roads will be restored and reopened to traffic prior to the start of Phase 2.

During Phase 2, Crystal Ave will be closed to thru traffic within the work zone and traffic will be redirected via a detour.

Access to driveways within the project area will be maintained. When temporary disruption to driveway access cannot be avoided, driveways will be closed during working hours with overnight access restored. Please contact the contractor listed below if you have a special need for driveway access accommodations during daytime working hours.

Mail

Mailboxes will be temporarily removed to allow for excavation and promptly reinstalled to maintain mail service during the project.

Trash Pickup

Normal trash pickup schedules will continue. When construction work hinders access, the contractor will transport trash containers to an accessible location and return them to the property.

Grass Restoration

Grass areas disturbed for construction will be restored with topsoil and hydroseeding containing mixture of grass seed, fertilizer, and mulch. Property owners will be responsible for watering to promote growth of the new grass.

Driveways

Driveway approaches will be removed as needed to install the sanitary sewer and will be replaced in-kind.

Benton Charter Township - Francis; Eastman; Britain & Crystal Ave Wastewater System Improvements

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Progress Update

All sanitary sewer installation on the project has been completed! Bypass pumping of the sewer is also finished now that all mainline sewer and laterals are connected together.

Up Next

Televising of sewer, restoration, cleanup, and paving of Crystal Ave are scheduled to occur within the next couple of weeks.

Progress Update

Approximately 2,000 feet of sanitary sewer has been installed on Crystal Ave from Britain Ave to 500 feet south of the Benton Township Fire Station. Approximately 1,750 feet of the road gravel base on Crystal Ave has also been constructed.

 

Up Next

All sanitary sewer installation will be complete by the end of next week. The road gravel base will also continue to be built in preparation for paving on Crystal Ave, which is scheduled for early October.

Progress Update

Work on Crystal Ave has been going well, with approximately 1,500 feet of sanitary sewer installed on Crystal Ave from Britain Ave to the Benton Township Fire Station. Approximately 1,000 feet of the road gravel base on Crystal Ave has also been constructed.

Up Next

Crystal Ave will remain closed to traffic from Britain Ave to Empire Ave for the next several weeks for sanitary sewer construction. See the sidebar to the left for information on traffic, mail, trash pickup, grass restoration, and driveways. 

Progress Update

With work on Francis Ave, Eastman Ave, and Britain Ave substantially complete, the focus of the project has shifted to Crystal Ave. Approximately 750 feet of sanitary sewer installation on Crystal Ave has been completed.

Up Next

Crystal Ave will remain closed to traffic from Britain Ave to Empire Ave for the next several weeks for sanitary sewer construction.

 

Progress Update

Sanitary sewer installation, road reconstruction, and restoration on Francis Ave, Eastman Ave, and Britain Ave has been completed. Sanitary sewer installation on Crystal Ave has begun. Britain Ave has been reopened to traffic.

Up Next

Crystal Ave will remain closed to traffic from Britain Ave to Empire Ave for the next several weeks for sanitary sewer construction.

Progress Update

Sanitary sewer installation, road reconstruction, and restoration on Francis Ave, Eastman Ave, and Britain Ave has been completed. Work in the Britain Ave and Crystal Ave intersection has begun.

 

Up Next

Crystal Ave will remain closed to traffic from Britain Ave to Empire Ave for the next several weeks for sanitary sewer construction. Britain Ave will be reopened to traffic by the end of next week.

Progress Update

Sanitary sewer installation on Francis Ave, Eastman Ave, and Britain Ave has been completed. Paving on Eastman Ave and Britain Ave is occurring today and tomorrow.

 

Up Next

Crystal Ave will be closed from Britain Ave to Empire Ave starting next week for sanitary sewer construction. We anticipate Britain Ave will be reopened to traffic by the end of next week.

Progress Update

Sanitary sewer installation on Francis Ave and Eastman Ave has been completed. Approximately 1,600 feet of sanitary sewer installation on Britain Ave has been completed. The progression of sewer installation is moving more quickly now because of shallower excavation in this section of the project.

 

Up Next

Sanitary sewer installation on Britain Ave will continue over the next couple of weeks. Paving on Britain Ave and Eastman Ave is anticipated to occur the week of June 27.

Progress Update

Sanitary sewer installation along Francis Ave and Eastman Ave is complete and work on Britain Ave has begun. Overall progress has been slower than anticipated, due in part to deep sewer and challenging soil and groundwater issues.

 

Up Next

Sanitary sewer installation on Britain Ave will continue over the next several weeks. As sewer gets shallower, production is anticipated to increase.

Progress Update

Sanitary sewer installation along Francis Ave and Eastman Ave is mostly complete. The portion of the project has gone relatively smoothly, although slower than anticipated. Approximately 1,500 feet of sanitary sewer has been to installed to date which is about 20% of the total 6,750 feet involved on the project. The gravel roads, which include Francis (from Blaine to Eastman) and Eastman (from Francis to Norris), have also been restored.


Up Next

Sanitary sewer installation along Britain Ave is expected to begin during the coming week. Traffic will be detoured onto Empire Ave for several weeks or more while sewer construction on Britain is underway.