Important Information

Project Area Map

 

The City of Muskegon is 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.

 

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Contractor: Jackson Merkey

Steve Jackson or Gary Merkey
(231) 728–9344

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City of Muskegon Department of Public Works

Leo Evans
(231) 724–6920

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

Gene Couture
Onsite Contact
(616) 638–5894

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

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

*COMPLETED* City of Muskegon - Jefferson and Strong Sanitary Sewer Replacement

Work Completed This Week

  • Martin J Concrete, Inc. finished all of the remaining curb and gutter installation.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. completed aggregate base grading on Strong Ave and Asphalt Paving Inc (API) paved the leveling course of asphalt on Strong Avenue between Sanford Street and Peck Street.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Martin J Concrete, Inc. plans to finish up the remaining concrete improvements including sidewalk, driveway approaches, and ADA ramps.
  • Jackson-Merkey will continue to clean up the site and spread topsoil in preparation for hydro-seeding.
  • Jackson-Merkey will be digging up and repairing a location on 3rd Street where it was witnessed that a sinkhole was beginning to develop under the pavement.
  • Top course paving on Strong Avenue, Third Street, and Jefferson Street has not yet been scheduled.

 

Current Road Closures

  • Strong Avenue from Fourth Street to Sanford Street.
  • Jefferson Street from Campus Street to Monroe Avenue.
  • Third Street from Merrill Avenue to Jefferson Street.
  • Peck Street from Merrill Avenue to Morrall Avenue.

Work Completed This Week

  • Martin J Concrete, Inc. completed installing the curb and gutter on the Jefferson Street/Merril Avenue ADA ramps, on Strong Avenue, and curb section on Fourth Street. This completed all concrete curb and gutter for the project. Martin J also poured sidewalk and driveways on Strong Avenue and Jefferson Street.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. completed the installation of sanitary sewer on Strong Avenue, raised manhole castings on Strong and Jefferson, and completed preparing the sand sub-grade on Strong Avenue from Sanford Street to Peck Street.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. has begun restoration efforts on the site.
  • Wadel Stabilization milled 2 inches of pavement on Third Street between Jefferson St and First Street.  Third street will be resurfaced in this area to connect the current project to the recent project completed on Third Street.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. will complete aggregate base grading on Strong Avenue, complete mandrel testing, and continue to work on site cleanup and restoration.
  • Martin J Concrete, Inc. will complete all concrete work on site early this week. Remaining work includes driveways, sidewalk, and ADA ramps.
  • Asphalt Paving Inc. is planning on paving the remaining leveling course of asphalt on Strong Avenue late this week Thursday or Friday. There is a possibility that they will begin top course paving as well.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Strong Avenue from Fourth Street to Sanford Street.
  • Jefferson Street from Campus Street to Monroe Avenue.
  • Third Street from Mason Avenue to Jefferson Street.
  • Peck Street from Merrill Avenue to Morrall Avenue.
The last sanitary manhole was installed on Peck Street and Strong Avenue.

Work Completed This Week

  • Martin J Concrete, Inc. completed the constructing the curb and gutter at the intersections on Third Street, Jefferson Street, Strong Avenue, and Sanford Street. The contractor began constructing ADA ramps, sidewalks, and driveways.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. fine graded the aggregate base on Strong Avenue from Jefferson Street to east of Sanford Street.
  • Asphalt Paving, Inc. (API) paved the leveling course of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) on Third Street, Jefferson Street, Strong Avenue, and the Sanford Street intersection. API also paved the patches for the sewer crossings at the alleys on Fourth Street and on Mason Avenue.
  • Jackson- Merkey Contractors, Inc. continued to place, grade, and rake topsoil along the completed portions of the project.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. removed the pavement at the intersection of Strong Avenue and Peck Street and installed the de-watering system. The de-watering will begin Monday morning.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. will install the remaining sanitary sewer on Strong Avenue and connect to the existing system on Peck Street.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. will grade the existing sand sub-base for the remainder of Strong Avenue, including the Peck Street intersection. The contractor will also place and shape the aggregate base in that area.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Strong Avenue from Fourth Street to Sanford Street.
  • Jefferson Street from Campus Street to Monroe Avenue.
  • Third Street from Mason Avenue to Jefferson Street.
  • Peck Street from Merrill Avenue to Morrall Avenue.
The base course of asphalt has been paved on Jefferson Street.

Work Completed This Week

  • All underground work has been completed with the exception of a sanitary sewer tie-in at the intersection of Peck Street and Strong Avenue.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. graded the existing sand subbase on Strong Avenue from Jefferson Street to east of Sanford Street.
  • Jackson- Merkey Contractors, Inc. placed and shaped the aggregate base course on Strong Avenue from Jefferson Street to east of Sanford Street.
  • Martin J Concrete, Inc. began constructing the concrete curb and gutter on Third Street, Jefferson Street and Strong Avenue through Sanford Street using a slipform curb machine.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. began fine grading the aggregate base on Jefferson Street, Strong Avenue and Third Street in areas where the curb and gutter has been completed.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Martin J Concrete, Inc. is scheduled to complete the curb and gutter, driveways, sidewalks and ADA ramps for Third Street, Jefferson Street and Strong Avenue through Sanford Street on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. will fine grade the aggregate base course on Third Street, Jefferson Street and Strong Avenue through Sanford Street.
  • Asphalt Paving, Inc. is scheduled to pave the Hot Mix Asphalt leveling course on Third Street, Jefferson Street and Strong Avenue through Sanford Street.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Strong Avenue from Fourth Street to Sanford Street.
  • Jefferson Street from Campus Street to Monroe Avenue.
  • Sanford Street at Strong Avenue.
  • Posted detour routes are in place.
Mainline curb and gutter has been reinstalled on Jefferson Street.
Work Completed This Week 
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. completed the installation of the sanitary sewer along Strong Avenue to Sanford Street.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. installed the storm sewer along Strong Avenue from Jefferson Street to Sanford Street.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. removed the existing asphalt roadway on Strong Avenue from Sanford Street to Peck Street. Portions of concrete curb and gutter, concrete driveways and concrete sidewalks were also removed.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. set up the de-watering in preparation for the installation of sewer on Strong Avenue from Sanford Street to Peck Street.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Jackson Merkey plans to continue the sanitary sewer on Strong Avenue from west of Sanford Street to Peck Street.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Strong Avenue from Fourth Street to Sanford Street.
  • Jefferson Street from Campus Street to Monroe Avenue.
  • Sanford Street at Strong Avenue.
  • Posted detour routes are in place.
Storm sewer was installed along Strong Avenue

Work Completed This Week

  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. finished installing sanitary sewer on Jefferson Street and began installing sanitary sewer on Strong Avenue between Jefferson Street and Sanford Street.
  • The contractor began installing storm sewer on Jefferson Street at Strong Avenue.

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • The remainder of the storm sewer on Jefferson Street will be installed early next week.
  • Sanitary sewer installation will continue on Strong Avenue east toward Peck Street.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Mason Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street.
  • Strong Avenue from Fourth Street to Sanford Street.
  • Jefferson Street from Campus Street to Monroe Avenue.
  • Sanford Street at Strong Avenue.
  • Third Street from Mason Avenue to Jefferson Street.

Work Completed This Week

  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. continued installing sanitary sewer on Strong Avenue to the west of Jefferson Street and Jefferson Street north of Strong Avenue.
  • Ryerson Brothers Construction and Jackson-Merkey installed various water services on Strong Avenue and Jefferson Street.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • The remainder of the water services on Strong Avenue will be installed next week.
  • Sanitary sewer installation will continue on Jefferson Street north to Merrill Avenue, and on Strong Avenue between Jefferson Street and Sanford Avenue.
  • Storm sewer installation on Jefferson Street may begin near the end of the week.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Mason Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street.
  • Strong Avenue from Fourth Street to Sanford Street.
  • Jefferson Street from Campus Street to Monroe Avenue.
  • Sanford Street at Strong Avenue.
  • Third Street from Mason Avenue to Jefferson Street.

Work Completed This Week

  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. completed the installation of the sanitary sewer in the alley between Mason Avenue and Strong Avenue.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. removed the existing asphalt roadway on Strong Avenue from the alley to Sanford Street and on Jefferson Street between Strong Avenue and Merrill Avenue. Portions of concrete curb and gutter, concrete driveways and concrete sidewalks were also removed.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. set up the de-watering in preparation for the installation of sewer on Strong Avenue to the west of Jefferson Street and along Jefferson Street from Strong Avenue to Merrill Avenue.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. placed, compacted and graded the gravel surface for the alley between Fourth Street and Mason Avenue.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Jackson Merkey plans to continue the sanitary sewer on Strong Avenue to the west of Jefferson Street and along Jefferson Street.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Mason Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street.
  • Strong Avenue from Fourth Street to Sanford Street.
  • Jefferson Street from Campus Street to Monroe Avenue.
  • Sanford Street at Strong Avenue.
  • Third Street from Mason Avenue to Jefferson Street
  • Posted detour routes are in place.

Work Completed This Week

  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. completed the installation of the sanitary sewer in the alley from Fifth Street to Fourth Street.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. removed the concrete approaches and sidewalk on Mason  Avenue at the alley.
  • Asphalt Paving, Inc. paved the leveling and top course of Hot Mix Asphalt pavement on Fifth Street.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. placed, compacted and graded the gravel surface for the alley between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. placed and raked topsoil along Fifth Street and in the alley between Fourth Street and Fifth Street.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Jackson Merkey plans to continue the sanitary sewer in the alley between Mason Avenue and Strong Avenue and along Strong Avenue to Jefferson Street.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Mason Avenue from Third Street to Fourth Street .
  • Fourth Street from Merrill Avenue to Mason Avenue.
  • Strong Avenue and Jefferson Street will be closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, July 14.
Fifth Street has been paved and is now open to traffic again!

Work Completed this Week

  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. completed the installation of the sanitary sewer in the SW-NE Alley from Fourth Street to the intersection with the NW-SE Alley.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. completed the installation of the sanitary sewer in the NW-SE Alley from the intersection with the SW-NE Alley towards Merrill Avenue.
  • Martin J Concrete, Inc. constructed curb and gutter, sidewalk and drive approaches on Fifth Street.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Jackson Merkey plans to continue the sanitary sewer in the NW-SE Alley from the intersection of the SW-NE Alley towards Mason Avenue.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. plans to fine grade the aggregate base on Fifth Street and anticipates paving on Wednesday or Thursday of next week.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. plans to begin restoration and placement of turf establishment items.
  • Jackson-Merkey Contractors, Inc. plans to continue grading and placement of aggregate surface course in the SW-NE Alley between Fifth Street and Fourth Street.

 

Current Road Closures

  • Fifth Street from Merrill Avenue to Mason Avenue.
  • Fourth Street from Merrill Avenue to Mason Avenue.