Important Information

Project reconstructs Dogwood Drive from 174th north to the City limit. Work consists of new pavement, aggregate base, storm sewer improvements, and widening of the sidewalk from 174th to Mohawk. Project is scheduled to be completed by the end of October.

Project Manager:
Matt Hulst
(616) 914-0557

Construction Observer:
Tom Eilers
(231) 578-7986

City of Ferrysburg DPW:
Matt Schindlbeck
(616) 842-5803

Contractor:
Jackson Merkey Contracting (JMC)
Patrick Jackson – Project Manager
231-728-9344

City of Ferrysburg - Dogwood Drive Reconstruction

Work this week consisted of finishing concrete work and paving of the first course of asphalt roadway. The project is nearing completion!

 

Work completed:

  • Concrete ramps and driveway approaches were completed.
  • Gravel was fine graded.
  • Mainline paving of the first course of asphalt was completed.
  • Asphalt Drive approaches were prepared for paving.

 

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Spreading topsoil and seeding.
  • Raise manhole covers.
  • Pave the top course of roadway and the drive approaches.

 

Paving of the roadway is very weather dependent, exact day of paving typically isn’t known until the day before. Contractor will notify you the day before if you will lose temporary access due to paving.  Asphalt pavement is typically ok to drive on by the end of the day.

Work this week consisted of concrete curb and drives, and paving of the new non-motorized path. The project is starting to look more complete and in the next week road paving will begin!

 

Work completed:

  • Non-motorized path was paved from 174th to Mohawk.
  • Concrete curb was poured.
  • Concrete sidewalk was prepared.
  • Concrete drive approaches were installed.

 

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Pour concrete sidewalk.
  • Fine grade the road aggregate to prepare for paving.
  • Pave the leveling (first course) of the new roadway.

 

Paving of the roadway is very weather dependent, exact day of paving typically isn’t known until the day before. Contractor will notify you the day before if you will lose temporary access due to paving.  Asphalt pavement is typically ok to drive on by the end of the day.

Work this week consisted of grading sand subgrade and placing aggregate on the roadway to prepare for concrete. It may not look like it, but the end is near.

 

Work completed:

  • New aggregate was placed to the project limit.
  • Guardrail fence along the path was installed.

 

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Pour concrete curbs, drive approaches, and sidewalks. Concrete curbs are scheduled for Monday and Wednesday. Roads with one point of entry will be completed in halves to maintain access.
  • Pave new path from 174th to Mohawk.
  • Prepare road for paving. Paving of the road is tentatively scheduled for September 6 through 9.

 

As concrete approaches are completed, the Contractor will notify you if you will be losing access to your driveway temporarily. We ask that you park in locations out of the way of construction for your safety and to stay off the new concrete with vehicles for 5 days or until the Contractor onsite says it is okay.

 

Work this week consisted of grading sand subgrade and placing aggregate on the roadway.

 

Work completed:

  • New aggregate has been placed from 174th to Mohawk.

 

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Finish placing new aggregate.
  • Start fine grading path in preparation of paving.
  • Prep for concrete.  Concrete is scheduled for August 29.

 

The road building process results in many trucks making deliveries to the site and hauling away spoils.  Please be aware of these trucks and do not approach them or stand in the vicinity of them.

Work last week consisted of grading for pathway and transitioning to the road reconstruction. In the last update, we mentioned upcoming concrete work. Now, the contractor has decided to reorder their schedule and push the concrete back to focus on the road grading for the next couple of weeks.

Work completed:

  • Completed sand subgrade grading for the new non-motorized path.
  • Placed aggregate for the new path.
  • Started cutting the old aggregate out of the road and placing new aggregate starting at 174th.

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Continue working on the road grading and aggregate placement.

 

The road building process results in many trucks making deliveries to the site and hauling away spoils. Please be aware of these trucks and do not approach them or stand in the vicinity of them.

Work this week was focused on storm sewer around the Mohawk intersection, which is now nearly complete.

Work completed:

  • Completed storm sewer replacements.
  • Relocated hydrants to provide room for the path.
  • Removed remaining drive approaches.
  • Started grading for the new path.

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Finish grading and placing aggregate base for the new path.
  • Place concrete curb and gutter and concrete drive approaches weather pending.
  • Begin grading road if time permits.

 

As concrete is placed there may be times when drives are inaccessible for a few days while the concrete cures. Contractor will work with you to let you know prior to pours so that vehicles do not get trapped in your driveways.

Work this week was focused on storm sewer around the Mohawk intersection, which is now nearly complete.

 

Work completed:

  • Continued work on storm sewer.

 

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Complete work on the storm sewer.
  • Relocate existing fire hydrants between Mohawk and 168th in preparation of the new non-motorized path.

 

Storm Sewer crossing Mohawk

Work completed:

  • Completed construction of the retaining wall for the new path.
  • Removed curb at intersection of Dogwood Drive and Mohawk Drive.
  • Removed sidewalk section southeast of Dogwood Drive and Mohawk Drive near the bike crossing.
  • Started construction of new storm sewer and catch basins.

 

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Work on the new storm sewer will continue.
  • If storm sewer is complete, the Contractor intends to relocate existing fire hydrants.

 

As storm sewer work continues this will require momentary full road blockages.  These blockages will be removed by evening.

Work completed:

  • Continued construction of the retaining wall for the new path.
  • Removed existing road surface Dogwood Drive and part of Mohawk Drive.

 

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Work on the wall will continue. Contractor intends to complete work Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Delivery of storm pipe is tentative for Wednesday. Installation of new storm sewer and catch basins may start at the end of the week.
  • Road grading and placement of new aggregate may begin near the end of the week. Contractor intends to start road work at 174th and work towards the north end of the project.

 

Items to note:

  • As the road work begins access to residences may have interruptions at times or access routes may need to change based on where the contractor is working. Please be aware and the contractor will attempt to notify residents of any impacts to access.
  • Reminder that this is a construction zone and as the road work begins be aware of heavy equipment and trucks moving around the site.  Large equipment can have large blind spots and make sure equipment operators know where you are when in the roadway.

 

Milling this week out at Dogwood

Work completed:

  • Mobilized to the site.
  • Removed sidewalk and stumps.
  • Started construction of the retaining wall for the new path.

 

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Removal of the road surface will begin on Wednesday. This will be completed with a mill. The road gravel under the road will remain for use to access residences.
  • Work on the wall will continue.
  • Road grading and placement of new aggregate may begin near the end of the week. Contractor intends to start road work at 174th and work towards the north end of the project.

 

Items to note:

  • As the road work begins, access to residences may have interruptions at times or access routes may need to change based on where the contractor is working. Please be aware and the contractor will attempt to notify residents of any impacts to access.
  • Reminder that this is a construction zone and, as the road work begins, be aware of heavy equipment and trucks moving around the site. Large equipment can have large blind spots and make sure equipment operators know where you are when in the roadway.