Important Information

This project includes:

  • Resurfacing 1.75 miles of Sherman Boulevard from Glade to Getty
  • Pedestrian Ramp improvements between Glade and Peck
  • Utility improvements at numerous intersections
  • Sidewalk and driveway improvements, as well as new striping.

 

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Prein&Newhof (engineer) will have personnel in the field on behalf of the City of Muskegon Heights.

Dan Sorek, PE
Project Manager
(616) 218–2940

Erik Allore, EIT
On-Site Representative
(231) 286–8043

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City of Muskegon Heights

John Allen
(231) 955–0050

Troy Bell
City Manager
(231) 733–8870

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Contractor: Kamminga & Roodvoets of Grand Rapids

Jeff Talsma
Project Manager
(616) 949–0800

Brad Kreider
Superintendent, 24 hr. Emergency Contact
(616) 437–6302

 

City of Muskegon Heights – Sherman Boulevard Improvements

This past week, the Contractor worked on:

  • Continued to work on the decorative brick crosswalks – Hoyt and Leahy are finished and open to traffic to/from Sherman.  Maffett should be open early next week.
  • Poured the last of the concrete bases and headers for the crosswalks
  • Excavated, installed, shaped and compacted gravel base material in the Peck Intersection

 

Please keep our workers safe and follow all traffic control rules within the construction zone.

 

Work Anticipated the week of June 21, 2021:

  • Continue to install asphalt setting bed for the bricks and then the bricks in the decorative crosswalks at Sanford, Peck and Baker
  • Install asphalt near the south crosswalk at Peck and Sherman
  • Install dyed concrete in the intersection of Peck and Sherman (tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 21, 2021)
  • Complete and open Maffett crosswalk

This past week, the Contractor worked on:

  • Continued to work on the decorative brick crosswalks.
  • Switched the traffic to begin work on the south side of Sherman.
  • Removed pavement for crosswalks at Sanford.
  • Removed pavement for concrete intersection at Peck Street.
  • Began shaping and placing gravel road base for crosswalks and the intersection of Peck.
  • Work will take place on Saturday, June 12.
  • The City repaired a section of Sherman from a water main break that occurred after construction.

 

Please remember that left hand turns are not allowed at most intersections and signs are in place. We ask that you keep our workers safe and follow all traffic control rules within the construction zone.

 

Work anticipated for the week of June 14:

  • Continue to install asphalt setting bed for the bricks and then the bricks in the decorative crosswalks on the north side of Sherman.
  • Place, shape, and compact gravel for the concrete base under the crosswalks and for the Peck intersection.
  • Work on the northern crosswalks at Sanford, Peck, Maffett, Leahy and Hoyt will continue. As each is completed, turning movements will resume at each of these to/from Sherman.
More work on the brick crosswalks at Peck and Sherman

This past week, the Contractor worked on:

  • Installing bricks in new decorative crosswalks on Sherman at Peck and Sanford
 

Please remember that left hand turns are not allowed at most intersections and signs are in place.  Please keep our workers safe and follow all traffic control rules within the construction zone.

 

Work Anticipated the week of June 7, 2021:

  • Continue to install asphalt setting bed for the bricks and then the bricks in the decorative crosswalks on the north side of Sherman
  • To maintain good quality, the brick crosswalk installation is taking a little longer than anticipated.  Therefore, the traffic shift is now tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2021
  • This traffic shift will also include the CLOSURE of Sanford with all traffic being detoured to Baker Street which will be reopened.  The traffic signals will change with an All-Way Stop at Baker instead of at Sanford and there will no longer be a stop at Sanford.
  • Once the traffic shift is complete, work will progress with pavement removals in the south half of the Peck intersection
  • Pavement removals will also occur for the crosswalks on the south side of Sherman at Sanford, Peck, Leahy and Hoyt.
  • Work on the northern crosswalks at Sanford, Peck, Maffett, Leahy and Hoyt will continue.  As each is completed, turning movements will resume at each of these to/from Sherman.

As we honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom this weekend, I wanted to provide a quick update on the progress of the improvements to the Sherman Boulevard Improvements Project.

This past week, the Sherman Boulevard Contractor worked on:

  • Setting asphalt for the bedding material for the brick crosswalks
  • Installed bricks for the new decorative brick crosswalks
  • Cleaned and sealed the dyed concrete at Sherman and Peck

Please remember that left hand turns are not allowed at most intersections and signs are in place.  Please keep our workers safe and follow all traffic control rules within the construction zone.

Work anticipated the week of June 1:

  • Continue to install asphalt setting bed for the bricks and then the bricks in the decorative crosswalks on the north side of Sherman
  • To maintain good quality, the brick crosswalk installation is taking a little longer than anticipated.  Therefore, the traffic shift is now tentatively scheduled for Monday, June 7.

The wonderful weather this past week led to a productive week on Sherman Boulevard.

 

This past week, the Sherman Boulevard Contractor worked on:

  • Poured the north half of the Peck and Sherman Intersection with dyed concrete
  • Saw cut the new concrete in the Peck intersection
  • Switched the traffic on Leahy south and poured the other half of that crosswalk concrete
  • Installed a thickened asphalt edge at the crosswalks
  • There is no work planned for Saturday, May 22.

Please remember that left hand turns are not allowed at most intersections and signs are in place. Please keep our workers safe and follow all traffic control rules within the construction zone.

 

Work anticipated the week of May 24, 2021:

  • Dyed Concrete intersection of Peck will be cleaned and sealed. There is a possibility this may take place this afternoon.
  • Brick pavers will begin to be installed in the Sherman crosswalks – north half and side streets. This work will be slower as it requires a lot of cutting and detail for fitting all the bricks in tight and for a long lasting, weather proof brick paver crosswalk.
  • If all the pavers are installed in the Sherman crosswalks, preparations will be made to switch traffic on June 1, right after Memorial Day. More information will be available in next week’s update.

The weather is finally starting to warm up as we move ever closer to summer.

 

This past week, the Sherman Boulevard Contractor worked on:

  • Completed the concrete base for the crosswalks in Stage 1 work on the north half of Sherman
  • Raised several manhole structures in the north side of the Peck Street intersection
  • Completed the gravel road base material on the north half of Peck Street intersection, graded and compacted
  • West half of South Leahy traffic was switched. Pavement removals were completed and gravel base material placed, graded and compacted
  • There is no work planned for Saturday, May 15.

 

Please remember that left hand turns are not allowed at most intersections and signs are in place. Please keep our workers safe and follow all traffic control rules within the construction zone.

 

Work anticipated for the week of May 17, 2021:

  • Concrete will be poured in the north half of the Peck Street Intersection – Tentatively scheduled for Monday.
  • Pour the other half of the Leahy south crosswalk base
  • Prepare for the brick crosswalks to be installed
The reinforcing steel placed in the concrete base under the crosswalks

The Sherman Boulevard Contractor was delayed a bit this week with the cold and wet weather, but the schedule should remain very close to the original dates. Work continued this week as best as possible.

 

 This past week, the contractor worked on:

  • Concrete began today for the base for the brick crosswalks
  • Grading of the Peck Street intersection with grave road base material
  • Additional pavement removals were completed
  • Grading and gravel preparation for the concrete at the crosswalks was completed

 

Please remember that left hand turns are not allowed at most intersections and signs are in place. Please keep our workers safe and follow all traffic control rules within the construction zone.

 

Work anticipated the week of May 10, 2021:

  • Concrete base material for the brick crosswalks will be poured
  • North half of the Peck Intersection will be poured with concrete
  • Preparations for restoration around the crosswalks will be done
  • Preparations for placing the bricks within the crosswalks will begin

As we get more green on the trees, the Contractor has returned to make some beautification improvements to the Peck and Sherman Intersection as well as some crosswalks between Sanford and Hoyt.

 

This past week, the contractor worked on:

  • Set up the traffic control so that there is one lane of traffic on Sherman between Jefferson and Reynolds
  • Sawcut the pavement and began pavement removals for the north half of the Peck Street Intersection
  • Sawcut the pavement and began pavement removals for the crosswalks at several intersections
  • Installed, shaped and compacted gravel road base material for the new concrete intersection at Peck
  • Installed, shaped and compacted gravel road base material for the decorative crosswalks

 

Please remember that left hand turns are not allowed at most intersections, and signs are in place. Please keep our workers safe and follow all traffic control rules within the construction zone.

 

Work anticipated during the week of May 3, 2021:

  • More pavement removals
  • More gravel base material installation, shaping and compacting
  • Concrete will be poured at many of the crosswalks that were prepared this week. The concrete will hold brick pavers and will have a concrete header on each side of the bricks.

The Contractor is ready to return to Sherman Boulevard to install the decorative brick crosswalks and the new concrete intersection for Peck Street. This will unfortunately involve some traffic disruptions on Sherman Boulevard again.

However, Sherman Boulevard will not be closed to traffic this time, but it will be narrowed to one lane in each direction beginning Monday, April 26, 2021.  The lane reductions will take place between Leahy and Jefferson. All work will be taking place between Sanford and Hoyt.

You have probably seen the barrels and signs laying along Sherman Boulevard. These will be put in place next Monday morning. The work in the road will actually begin Tuesday, but the traffic control needs to be installed on Monday. The work will be staged so that it can be done half at a time and traffic can be maintained through the Sherman Boulevard corridor.  However, side streets will have limited access or be closed at Sherman within the work zone. 

 

Stage 1 (April 26 – June 1)

  • Traffic on Sherman will be moved to south half between Leahy and Jefferson – 1 lane in each direction.
  • Peck closed at Manahan and detoured to Sanford, but open to local traffic (school, gas station, businesses)
  • No access from Sherman to Peck north or from Peck to Sherman from the north, but open to south.
  • Baker will be closed at Hume and Manahan (allowing local traffic to homes, school, businesses) – no access to/from Sherman at Baker. Detoured to Sanford.
  • Maffett Closed at Sherman for the crosswalk to be built on the north side of Sherman
  • Leahy North Closed at Sherman for the crosswalk to be built on the north side of Sherman
  • Hoyt crosswalks will be built north and south of Sherman, so Hoyt will be closed at Hume and Manahan with a Detour to Sanford (April 27 – June 1), then Baker (June 1 – 18) as appropriate.
  • Hoyt to remain open to local businesses and homes, but no access to/from Sherman.

 

During this Stage, the following will be built:

  • North half of Peck intersection in concrete
  • Crosswalk on Peck north of Sherman
  • North half of crosswalks on Sherman at Sanford, Peck and Baker
  • Crosswalks on Baker north and south of Sherman

 

Stage 2 (June 1 – 30)

  • Traffic on Sherman moved to north half between Leahy and Jefferson – 1 lane in each direction.
  • Baker will be open, but Sanford will be closed at Hume and Manahan (allowing local traffic to homes, businesses) – no access to/from Sherman at Sanford. Detoured to Baker.
  • Peck closed at Hume and detoured to Baker, but open to local traffic (post office, businesses)
  • No access from Sherman to Peck south or from Peck to Sherman from the south, but open to north.
  • Leahy South will have one lane open so the crosswalk south of Sherman can be built half at a time since it is a dead end.

 

During this Stage, the following will be built:

  • South half of Peck intersection in concrete
  • Crosswalk on Peck south of Sherman
  • South half of crosswalks on Sherman at Sanford, Peck and Baker
  • Crosswalks on Sanford north and south of Sherman

This week saw the Contactor (McCormick Sand) start to reconstruct the roadway.

 

Work Completed This Week (October 12 – 16)

  • McCormick started stripping the old road aggregate and placing new aggregate.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Complete installation of road aggregate
  • Install concrete curb and gutter