Important Information

The next section of the Cannon Trail has already begun construction. This section will connect two existing segments, extending the Cannon Trail from Cannonsburg to Hickory Drive. It will connect at Meyers Lake and Cannon Farms to the south side of the project, connecting the Springer Trail at Alray Drive on 9 Mile Road. This section of the trail includes just over 300 feet of boardwalk and 4,600 square feet of retaining wall.

Dykema Excavators will be the prime contractor on this project and Riverworks Construction will be building the boardwalk.

All work is weather dependent. Please contact a representative below with any questions or concerns.

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Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field on behalf of the City.

Carlee Klenotich
Construction Observer (On-Site)
(218) 398-0554

Scott Post, PE
Project Manager
(616) 485–0281

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Contractor: Dykema Excavators, Inc.

Greg Dykema
(616) 363-6895

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Contractor: Riverworks Construction

Grant Plockmeyer
(616) 834-7887

Cannon Township – Shared Use Trail: 9 Mile & Meyers Lake Section

This Week

The top course of paving is complete! Most of the topsoil has been spread and raked. Workers plan to core into the low block walls in preparation for fence post.

 

Next Week

Workers will install the fence on the low walls. In addition, they anticipate they will finish raking the topsoil and apply the hydroseed. They hope to plant the trees next week, but that will depend on delivery.

Last Week

Crews from Dykema Excavators continued to work on the large block retaining walls along 9 Mile Road. There are a total of four of these large block walls, and the last and largest of these retaining walls is currently being built.

 

Next Week

The crews expect to be nearly finished with the retaining walls. Once complete, they will move on to preparing the gravel base for asphalt. They have also been preparing the sidewalk ramps and boardwalk abutments for the concrete that will arrive next week.

This Week

Dykema Excavators’ crews worked on the preliminary earth work for the new trail. They removed the topsoil along 9 Mile Road and began preparing the area for gravel. The crews are also working on building the first two of five retaining walls on the project. At the same time, subcontractor Riverworks has been hard at work finishing the boardwalk.

 

Next Week

Riverworks will be on site to finish the decking and restore the area under the boardwalk. Crews from Dykema will continue building the retaining walls on 9 Mile and will finish installing storm sewer along Meyers Lake.

Last Week

Riverworks Construction continued building the 310 foot boardwalk on 9 Mile Road. This boardwalk will consist of four 60 foot and two 72 foot spans that will create a curved boardwalk to follow the natural curve around the pond. So far, they are nearly halfway done with the main framing.

 

This Week

Riverworks Construction will drive the remaining piles and continue construction of the boardwalk. Once the bulk of the framing is done, they will add the decking and railing along the entire length.

This Week

Riverworks Construction will begin the process of building the boardwalk. This work will be done along 9 Mile Road using shoulder closures.

They will begin by setting up their equipment and driving piles.