Important Information

Benton Charter Township is installing new watermain along Euclid Ave from Territorial Road to Highland Ave and along Highland Ave from Euclid Ave to John McCoy Drive. Benton Charter Township is also replacing sanitary sewer along Euclid Ave from Territorial Road to Highland Ave. The project will be constructed in two phases. The first phase will occur from October through December with the watermain and sanitary sewer being constructed from Territorial Road to the I-94 Business Loop. The second phase will occur from March through May with the remainder of the watermain and sanitary sewer being constructed

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

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

Contractor: Harris ConAg
Mark Harris
(269) 720-6393
charlie@bandzcompany.com

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

Mike Baldwin
(269) 944-9805
mbaldwin@bentonchartertownship-mi.gov


Water Service Connection

The Township will be placing water services to property lines. Prein & Newhof will be passing out wood stakes to property owners so property owners can indicate where they would like their water service stubs located. Property owners are not required to connect to Township water. However, regardless of preference on connecting to Township water at this time, a water service stub will be placed to property lines for possible future use.

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.

Access/Traffic Control

The project will be constructed in two phases. The first phase will occur from October through December with the watermain and sanitary sewer being constructed from Territorial Road to the I-94 Business Loop. The second phase will occur from March through May with the remainder of the watermain and sanitary sewer being constructed.

During Phase 1, Euclid Ave from Territorial Road to Highland Ave will be closed to thru traffic within the work zone and traffic will be redirected via a detour. For a short duration of time, the intersection of Territorial Road and Euclid Ave will be closed and traffic on Territorial Road will be redirected via a detour.

During Phase 2, Euclid Ave will be closed from Territorial Road to Highland Ave and Highland Ave will be closed from Euclid Ave to John McCoy Road 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 these periods.

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 - Euclid Ave & Highland Ave Water and Wastewater System Improvements


Progress Update

Approximately 2,000 feet of sanitary sewer and 1,350 feet of watermain have been installed to date, as shown on the map above. Thanks to successful coordination between the Township and MDOT, sewer construction crossing under the recently completed MDOT I-94 Business Loop has now been completed without tearing up the new MDOT pavement.

 

The base course of Euclid Ave has been paved from just north of the bridge to Territorial Rd. The road will be maintained over the winter, with the top course scheduled to be paved in the spring.

 

Up Next

Sanitary sewer installation and watermain installation is planned to continue through the end of next week along the green space paralleling Euclid Ave near the I-94 Business Loop.

This Week

The new watermain has been tied into the existing watermain at the intersection of Euclid and Territorial. The gravel base has been installed on Euclid Ave and is ready for paving.

 

Up Next

Paving is scheduled for next week Tuesday and Wednesday. Sanitary sewer installation will continue near the I-94 Business Loop throughout the week.

This Week

Euclid Ave north of the I-94 Business Loop has been graded and prepped for paving. The watermain has been pressure tested and chlorinated.

 

Up Next

Connecting the existing watermain to the new watermain at Euclid and Territorial is scheduled for Monday. Paving is scheduled for late next week. The Euclid and Territorial intersection will be temporarily closed while these two events occur. Sanitary sewer will installation continue within the MDOT ROW along the west side of the Euclid Ave bridge approaches.

Progress

Approximately 1,000 feet of sanitary sewer and 1,350 feet of watermain have been installed to date, as shown on the map above. All pipe underneath Euclid Ave north of the I-94 Business Loop has been installed. Soil and groundwater conditions continue to be favorable.

 

Up Next

Pressure testing and chlorinating of the watermain will be occurring next week. Euclid Ave will be reconstructed, and the gravel base will be installed in preparation for paving. Paving is scheduled for the week of November 7.

Progress Update

Approximately 500 feet of sanitary sewer and 1200 feet of water main have been installed to date, as shown on the map above. Work has been progressing as planned with relatively few issues. Soil and groundwater conditions have been favorable, helping to keep the project on track.

Up Next

Construction of the sanitary sewer and watermain in the intersection of Territorial and Euclid is planned for Monday. Territorial with be closed with traffic redirected via a detour. The detour will follow a relatively long route, including Crystal, Britain, Benton Center, and Red Arrow Highway. The is expected to last one to two days before through traffic on Territorial is reopened on a gravel surface through the intersection.Sanitary sewer installation along Euclid from Territorial Rd to Peterson Ave is planned to continue through the end of next week, as well as the installation of watermain crossing the intersections at Orchard Drive and at Peterson Ave.Overall, the work appears to be on track for paving this first phase of the project in mid-November.

Work completed/in progress from this past week:

  • Approximately 1,000 feet of watermain has been installed from Territorial Road to 300 feet south of Orchard Drive. Euclid Ave will remain closed from Territorial Road to Highland Ave for the next several weeks.
 

Anticipated activities for next week include the following:

  • The watermain is scheduled to be installed up to the I-94 Business Loop bridge by the end of the week.