Important Information

Project Area Map 

 

The GRSD Sewer Authority is installing a new sanitary sewer along Red Arrow Highway between Union Pier Road and Berrien Street. The Sewer Authority is also replacing existing sanitary sewer in Townline Avenue between Greenwood Avenue and Red Arrow Highway.

You can find the full construction schedule and information on access, mail, garbage pick-up, and water services on the April 1, 2020 post.

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

David Vriesman
Onsite Contact
(616) 634-6733

Steve Taplin, P.E.
Office Contact
(616) 364–8491
staplin@preinnewhof.com

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GRSD Sewer Authority

Josh Teeter
(269) 469–3434

 

New Buffalo Township

Archie Barkman
(269) 231-5250

 

Chikaming Township

Julie Schroeder
(269) 469–1676

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Contractor: Kalin Construction

 

GRSD Sewer Authority – Union Pier Relief Sewer

Work completed this week:

  • Approximately 250 feet of 48-inch sanitary sewer installed and air tested.
  • Manhole #5 installed.
  • Union Pier temporarily restored and opened to traffic.
 

Summary of activities expected for next week (August 3 – 8):

  • Continue 48-inch sanitary sewer installation.
installation of 48-inch sanitary sewer

Work completed this week:

  • Approximately 200 feet of 4-inch sanitary sewer installed and air tested.

 

Summary of activities expected for next week (July 27 – August 1):

  • Continue 48-inch sanitary sewer installation.
  • Temporarily restore Union Pier Road intersection east of Red Arrow Highway and
    **Re-open to traffic**.

Work completed this week:

  • MH #4 installed and connections to 10-inch and 36-inch sewers completed.

 

Summary of activities expected for next week (July 20 – 25):

  • Begin 48-inch sanitary sewer installation in Union Pier intersection.

Work completed in the last two weeks:

  • Townline Avenue and two lanes of Red Arrow Highway temporarily paved and traffic restored.
  • Red Arrow Highway reduced to one-lane traffic in both directions.
  • Outer northbound lane of Red Arrow Highway removed.
  • Dewatering equipment installed along length of Red Arrow Highway.
  • Excavation for MH #4 commenced.

 

Summary of activities expected for next week (July 13 – 18):

  • Install MH #4
  • Install remaining sanitary sewer in Union Pier intersection

Due to rain, the paving of Townline Avenue and Red Arrow Highway could not be completed. The intersection will remain closed for this weekend. Paving has been rescheduled for June 29, 2020. Union Pier east of Red Arrow Highway will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

 

Work Completed this Week:

  • Sanitary sewer installation in Union Pier Road intersection completed.
  • Gravel base in Townline Avenue and Red Arrow Highway placed and graded.
  • Acceptance testing of sanitary sewer continued.
  • Existing sanitary sewer abandoned.
  • Flows transferred to new meter piping and bypass operation turned off.
  • Dewatering equipment removed.

 

Activities Expected for Next Week (June 29 –  July 2):

  • Complete temporary restoration of Townline Avenue and two lanes of Red Arrow Highway.
  • Traffic shift along Red Arrow Highway
  • Removal of outer northbound lane of Red Arrow Highway from Union Pier to Berrien Street.
 

Weather permitting, Townline Avenue and Red Arrow Highway will be open to two-way traffic by Saturday, June 27, 2020. Union Pier east of Red Arrow Highway will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

 

Work completed to-date this week:

  • Sanitary sewer installation in Union Pier Road intersection completed.
  • Temporary restoration of Townline Avenue continued.
  • Acceptance testing of sanitary sewer continued.
  • Existing sanitary sewer abandoned.
  • Flows transferred to new meter piping and bypass operation turned off (in progress).

 

Activities expected for the remainder of the week:

  • Remove de-watering equipment.
  • Complete temporary restoration of Townline Avenue and two lanes of Red Arrow Highway.
  • Traffic shift along Red Arrow Highway

Work completed this week since Wednesday (June 17):

  • Sanitary sewer installation beneath Red Arrow Highway at Berrien Street completed. Red Arrow Highway at Berrien Street temporarily restored.
  • Restoration of Townline Avenue continued.
  • Excavation for the remaining sanitary sewer in the Union Pier intersection continued.
 
 

Potential activities expected for next week (June 22 – 27):

  • Complete sanitary sewer installation in Union Pier intersection.
  • Transfer flow to new meter piping.
  • Complete temporary restoration of Townline Avenue and two lanes of Red Arrow Highway.
 
 
 

Work completed so far this week:

  • Temporary storm sewer repair in Townline Avenue was made.
  • Water main repair at Townline and Greenwood was completed.
  • Internal work on sanitary structures is in progress.
  • Excavation for the remaining sanitary sewer in the Union Pier intersection has begun.
  • Electricians are on-site to install conduit for the new meter.
  • Excavation for the sanitary sewer installation beneath Red Arrow Highway at Berrien Street has begun.
 
 

Potential activities expected for the remainder of the week:

  • Preliminary acceptance testing of the installed sanitary sewer.
  • Complete sanitary sewer installation in Union Pier intersection.
  • Transfer flow to new meter piping.
  • Complete sanitary sewer installation beneath Red Arrow Highway at Berrien Street.
  • Continue temporary restoration of Union Pier intersection.
 
 

Work completed this past week:

  • Water main at Townline and Greenwood was temporarily relocated to allow installation of a deep sanitary structure. Water service for much of the area was suspended twice while temporary connections were made.
  • The deep sanitary structure at Townline and Greenwood was set and connections to the existing sanitary sewers made.
 
 

Potential activities expected next week (June 15 – 19):

  • Complete sanitary sewer installation in Union Pier intersection.
  • Transfer flow to new meter piping.
  • Complete sanitary sewer installation beneath Red Arrow Highway at Berrien Street.
  • Begin temporary restoration of Union Pier intersection.
  • Temporary suspension of water service for additional water main work. Advance notice will be provided.
 

The Red Arrow Highway closure immediately north of Berrien Street has been pushed back one more week and will now occur June 16 through June 18. Access to local businesses will be maintained via Lakeshore Drive.

Kalin continues to work late nights and Saturdays to get the Union Pier intersection work done as quickly as possible. Schedule delays are the result of challenging underground construction conditions. We appreciate everyone’s continued patience and understanding to-date.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • 24-inch sanitary sewer installation in Townline Avenue continues.
  • Two sanitary manhole structures were set.
 
 

What to expect next week (June 8 – 13):

  • Complete sanitary sewer installation in Union Pier intersection.
  • Transfer flow to new meter piping.