Important Information

Contractor: Kamminga & Roodvoets

Jeff Talsma
616–949–0800 ext. 130

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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.

Onsite Contact: TBD

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

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

City of Muskegon – Westwood Sanitary Sewer Replacement

Work Completed This Week

  • Completed all home water service and sanitary lateral work.
  • Completed all water main work installation and abandoned the existing water main.
  • Began building road at south end of project at Randolph Avenue.
  • Began performing restoration in backyards, by grading and placing topsoil.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Continue building road and spreading aggregate base throughout the remainder of the project area.
  • Continue performing restoration in backyards.
  • Finish placing storm sewer on north end of project near McGraft Park.

 

Current Road Closures

  • Westwood St. is closed to through traffic from Wickham Dr. to Randolph Ave.
  • Lexington Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
  • Randolph Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.

 

Work Completed This Week

  • Completed water services on house #’s 2388, 2351, 2361, 2371, 2377, and 2372 on Westwood Street.
  • Completed sanitary laterals on house #’s 2361, 2351, 2377, and 2342 on Westwood Street
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Continue performing water service, and sanitary sewer lateral installations on the west side of Westwood Street.
  • Placement of storm sewer at the north end of the project to begin on Wednesday 9/2.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Westwood St. is closed to through traffic from Wickham Dr. to Randolph Ave.
  • Lexington Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
  • Randolph Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.

Work Completed This Week

  • Completed water services and sanitary sewer laterals on house numbers: 2444, 2436, 2424, 2416, and 2408.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • No work will be done on site on Monday and Tuesday next week (August 24–25). Work will resume Wednesday through the end of the week.
  • On Wednesday the contractor plans to continue performing sanitary sewer lateral and water service tie-ins on the west side of Westwood Street.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Westwood St. is closed to through traffic from Wickham Dr. to Randolph Ave.
  • Lexington Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
  • Randolph Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
 

Miscellaneous

  • Note to residents within the project area: Please have your trash cans out to the front of your house by Sunday night, as the contractor will be taking your cans out to Lexington Ave. by 7:00 AM on Monday morning for Republic to pick up. All cans will be returned at the end of the day.
  • Contractor will not be working tomorrow (Saturday, August 22).

Work Completed This Week

  • Completed water main tie-in at existing 12” main on Glen Avenue.
  • Performed 2” water service tie-in for park irrigation.
  • Performed water service tie-ins to new water main for homes on the west side of Westwood St.
  • Performed sanitary sewer lateral tie-ins to new mainline sewer on the west side of Westwood St.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Continue performing water service tie-ins.
  • Continue performing sanitary sewer lateral tie-ins.
  • Horizontal drilling of water services and sanitary sewer laterals are scheduled to begin on Wednesday on the east side of Westwood St.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Westwood St. is closed to through traffic from Wickham Dr. to Randolph Ave.
  • Lexington Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
  • Randolph Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.

Work Completed This Week

  • All 8-inch sanitary sewer main has been installed on Westwood Street and Lexington Avenue
  • The 8-inch water main has been installed on Westwood Street and Glen Avenue.
  • No work was performed on Thursday and Friday this week while the contractor waited on bacteria testing results.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Once the new water main passes the required water quality testing, the contractor anticipates tying in the water main to the City’s water system on Monday, August 3.
  • Water services and sanitary laterals will begin to be installed on the west side of Westwood Street throughout the week.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Westwood St. is closed to through traffic from Wickham Dr. to Randolph Ave.
  • Lexington Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
  • Randolph Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.

Work Completed This Week

  • Completed placing sanitary sewer mainline in the easement and in Glen Ave.
  • Connected to the existing 10” clay sewer, towards  the east end of project.
  • Began placing sanitary sewer mainline south on Westwood St.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Continue placing sanitary sewer main line in Westwood St.
  • Begin to connect some sanitary laterals to homes on the west side of Westwood St.
  • Begin to place water main, starting at East end of project, on Glen Ave.
 

Current Road Closures

  • Westwood St. is closed to through traffic from Wickham Dr. to Randolph Ave.
  • Lexington Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
  • Randolph Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
The contractor anticipates working tomorrow, Saturday July 18.

Work Completed This Week

  • All of the existing asphalt, curb and gutter, and driveways have been removed within the project limits.
  • A 38” oak tree was removed within the easement near McGraft Park to allow for the sanitary sewer to be installed.
  • An internal sanitary sewer drop was installed at the manhole near Ruddiman Creek and the 8-inch sanitary sewer has begun to be installed to the east.
  • The water main was temporarily shut down on Thursday in order to abandon a portion of the water main within the easement.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Continue placing 8” sanitary sewer and manholes in the easement and in Westwood St.

 

Current Road Closures

  • Westwood St. is closed to through traffic from Wickham Dr. to Randolph Ave.
  • Lexington Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
  • Randolph Ave. is closed to through traffic at Westwood St.
The Westwood Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 6, 2020.
The City of Muskegon will be reconstructing Westwood Street from Randolph Avenue to Glen Avenue. This project will include replacement of the sanitary sewer, construction of a new water main, and storm sewer improvements. The project will further involve replacing all water services from the water main to the meter in the house. The City will also be rerouting the water and sewer services from the backyards to the new water and sewer mains in the roadway for all residents on the east side of Westwood Street. The new service locations will greatly improve accessibility for maintenance and replacement. In order to complete this project in a timely matter, we will need your help and cooperation. Below is information regarding several topics that may be of concern.  

Construction Schedule

The Contractor will be removing two trees on the project site beginning the week of February 17 through early March. The remainder of the project schedule is unknown at this time; once it is known the schedule will be posted. 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 Kamminga & Roodvoets of Grand Rapids. 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 be 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 it will be restored by the end of the workday.  

Driveways & 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 however 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 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.  

Sanitary Services

All sanitary sewer services will be rerouted from the backyards to the new sanitary sewer in the street for all residences on the east side of Westwood. The construction will require lawn disturbance beyond the right-of-way for affected residences. However, the contractor will do what they can to minimize disturbance to landscaping and lawns. Any affected landscaping will be removed and replaced and disturbed grass areas will be restored with topsoil, seed, fertilizer, and mulch. Depending on the locations of the sewer connections, the contractor may elect to make modifications to the internal plumbing in order to minimize the surface disruption outside of the home. Modifications to internal plumbing will only occur with prior written consent of the property owner.  

Water Services

All of the water services within the project area will be replaced up to the meter. The City may be contacting you shortly regarding upcoming water service replacements. If you have not received information regarding water service replacement, please contact the City.