Important Information

Project reconstructs Water Street from Madison Ave. to Washington Ave. with new road, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer, and Washington Ave. from Water Street to Fourth Street with new road, storm sewer, water main, and sanitary sewer. This project will be completed in phases with the first phase including Water Street and Washington Ave. from Water Street to Second Street. Completion of the first phase is anticipated by Labor Day. Completion of Washington Ave. from Second Street to Fourth Street is scheduled by the end of October.

Project Manager:
Matt Hulst
(616) 914-0557

Construction Observer:
Jake VanderMate
(231) 923-3567

City of Ludington DPW:
Joe Stickney
(231) 843-2700

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

City of Ludington - Washington Avenue and Water Street Reconstruction

Work completed:

  • Water main was installed to the project limit and pressure tested. Pipe was chlorinated and received a passing sample and is waiting on the second result.
  • Storm sewer was installed and the installation was completed.
  • Some restoration was completed on Phase I areas.

 

Anticipated work next week:

  • Connection of the new water main to the City system.
  • Installation of remaining water services.
  • Abandonment of existing water main.
  • Continue work on restoration items in Phase I.
  • Start cutting grade for new roadway.

Work completed:

  • Phase I permanent signs were installed and the road was opened up and Phase II was closed.
  • Phase II roadway was removed.
  • Water main began and was completed up to just north of Third Street.
 

Anticipated work next week:

  • Complete installation of main line water main and begin testing.
  • Install storm sewer.
 

This week will mark the end of major operations on Phase I and Phase II will start in earnest next week.

 

Work completed:

  • Castings were raised.
  • Concrete flat work was completed for the first phase
  • Top course of pavement is scheduled to be completed on Saturday (Tomorrow) weather pending.

 

Anticipated work next week:

  • Permanent Signs are scheduled to be installed on Monday.
  • Temporary traffic control will be adjusted from the Phase I to Phase II set up and Washington Avenue and Water Street will be open to traffic from the bridge up to through Second Street.
  • Milling of the road surface for Phase II is scheduled for early week.
  • Installation of water main will begin middle to late week.

 

Final striping and grass restoration will continue on Washington Avenue and Water Street over the next few weeks.

The first phase is nearing completion and Phase II is right around the corner.

 

Work completed:

  • Aggregate base was prepped for paving.
  • Leveling course of pavement was installed on Water Street and Washington.

 

Anticipated work next week:

  • Install concrete sidewalk and driveways for Phase I.
  • Raise castings in preparation for top course.
  • Weather permitting pave the top course of pavement.

After a week and a half of no work, significant progress was made with completion of 90% of the curb and gutter for the first phase.

 

Work completed:

  • Concrete curb and gutter was installed for the majority of the mainline.
  • Curb was backed up in preparation of sidewalk installation.
  • Aggregate installation continued.

 

Anticipated work next week:

  • Completion of concrete curb and gutter.
  • Late week paving of the first course of asphalt roadway weather dependent.
  • Possible concrete sidewalk installation.

Concrete work is scheduled to begin next week and will be the focus for the entire week.

 

Work completed:

No work was completed this past week.

 

Anticipated work next week:

  • Concrete curb and gutter is schedule to begin on September 2 and will be completed by the end of the week weather permitted.
  • Concrete sidewalk work will begin near the end of the week.
Work this week consisted of grading the subgrade, placing aggregate, and preparing for concrete. 

Work completed:

  • Graded subgrade for Phase 1.
  • Spread Phase 1 aggregate.
  • Completed a water main connection to Copeyon Park
 

Anticipated work next week:

  • No work is anticipated next week due to concrete scheduling.
  • Concrete is scheduled to begin September 6.

This week marked the end of underground work for Phase 1 with the completion of the storm sewer. Work is now transitioning to rebuilding the roadway.

 

Work completed:

  • Storm sewer was completed for Phase 1.
  • Sand subgrade is being graded and the site is being prepped for concrete.

 

Anticipated work next week:

  • Complete grading for sand subgrade and begin placing aggregate.
  • Possibly start placing concrete curb and gutter near the middle to end of the week.

Following last week over 90% of the underground work for phase 1 is completed. Bulk of the work moving forward will consist of reconstructing the road.

 

Work completed:

  • Water Services for Phase 1 are complete.
  • Water main has been connected to the existing system at all points of connection.
  • Storm sewer was worked on and is nearly complete.

 

Anticipated work this week:

  • Complete storm sewer for the first phase.
  • Finalize abandonment of old utilities.
  • Start grading for the road and finalize sidewalk removals.

Much has happened over the last two weeks. The beginning of the project focused on Water Street, and the focus now is on Washington Avenue.

 

Work completed:

  • Sanitary sewer is 95% complete and only requires one final short run to be completed on Washington Avenue.
  • Subgrade under cutting and grading is complete on Water Street with some of the final gravel being placed.
  • Water main on Washington Avenue has been installed from Water Street up to mid-block between 1st Street and 2nd Street.

 

Anticipated work for next week:

  • Complete the sanitary sewer.
  • Finish installation of the mainline water main up to 2nd Street and begin testing and the disinfection process of the main.
  • Begin constructing the storm sewer on Washington Avenue between Water Street and 2nd Street.