Important Information

Project Area Map

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Contractor: Jackson Merkey

Contact: Brian DeLong
231–638–0813

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City of Muskegon Department of Public Works

Contact: Leo Evans
231–724–6920

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

Onsite Contact: TBD

Project Manager: Matt Hulst
616–914–0557
mhulst@preinnewhof.com

Project Engineer: Tyler DeNooyer
231–798–0101
tdenooyer@preinnewhof.com

City of Muskegon - Jefferson and Strong Sanitary Sewer Replacement

The general contractor, Jackson-Merkey Contractors, has elected to suspend the construction start date due to concerns related to the risk of COVID–19 exposure. It is unknown at this time when construction will begin on this project; however, an update will be posted once a new start date is determined.

The City of Muskegon will be reconstructing Strong Avenue from Jefferson Street to Peck Street, Jefferson Street from Strong Avenue to Merrill Avenue, and 5th Street between Mason Avenue and Merrill Avenue.

This project also includes:

  • Sanitary sewer replacement and storm sewer improvements throughout the affected roadways.
  • Sanitary sewer replacement within the alley between 3rd Street and 4th Street from Strong Avenue to Merrill Avenue, and within the alley between Mason Avenue and Merrill Avenue from 3rd Street to 5th
  • Replacement of all water services from the water main to the meter in the building.

 

Here is a map of the project area.

In order to complete this project in a timely matter, we will need your help and cooperation. Your help with the items outlined below will help minimize the time of disturbance in your area, providing for a safer and earlier completion of the project. Thank you in advance for your efforts and patience!

 

Construction Schedule

This is a big project that is planned to be completed in three phases beginning April 7, 2020. What follows is a tentative schedule for the work. This is a general schedule and is likely to change. It will be updated throughout the project so that you are aware of when your area may be impacted.

 

  • Phase 1 – 5th Street and alleys: April 7 – May 13
  • Phase 2 – Jefferson Street from Strong Avenue to Merrill Avenue: May 14 – July 2
  • Phase 3 – Strong Avenue from Jefferson Street to Peck Street: July 3 – July 31

 

Once work begins, work will generally be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, with possible work on Saturdays. The work will be completed by Jackson-Merkey Contractors of Muskegon, Michigan. For the safety of all residents and construction crews, we ask that residents stay out of the construction area during and after work hours and to be aware of construction equipment in the area.

 

Access

The affected roads will be closed, but will stay accessible to residents in the immediate construction area throughout the project, except for short periods of time when pipe will be installed across the roads. Individual driveway access will be interrupted during periods of time for a few hours, but in all cases they will be restored by the end of the workday.

 

Driveways and Restoration

Driveways that are disrupted during construction will be replaced at the same location, and equal in size and type to the existing drive.  Temporary driveway material will also be placed and maintained to provide access to residences during construction. Disturbed grass areas will be restored with topsoil, seed, fertilizer, and mulch.

If you have underground sprinklers installed along the road, please mark the heads and approximate locations of the pipe, and if possible, remove the heads. The Contractor will attempt to avoid damaging irrigation systems, but if they are damaged, they will repair them.

 

Mail

The Contractor will make the necessary arrangements with the postal service to assure mail delivery is not interrupted.

 

Garbage Pick-up

The Contractor will make the necessary arrangements with the appropriate waste management companies to assure garbage pickup is not interrupted. Please write your name and address on your garbage bin in a visible location to assist in returning your bin to the proper house.

 

Water Services

Many of the water services within the project area will be replaced up to the meter in the building, or up to 18 inches into the building if the meter is located within the right-of-way. If your water service is scheduled for replacement, the contractor will be contacting you during the construction period to schedule your water service replacement. The contractor will temporarily require access into your building prior to and during installation.