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 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

 

Week 20 of construction is wrapping up today with more paving on Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon Heights.  Although we now have a new, smooth surface, Sherman Boulevard is STILL CLOSED to thru traffic.  Please use side streets to get to your home or business to reduce traffic on Sherman as much as possible for the safety of the construction workers and the community.

We are nearing the finish line for the work to be done this construction season and we are hoping that the road can be re-opened to all traffic on or before Friday, October 23, 2020.  We are working on a punch-list, so if there are any areas of unfinished work, please let me know.

Work on the concrete intersection of Peck Street and new concrete and brick crosswalks will not be possible this construction season as the brick placement requires warmer weather to be successful.  This work is now postponed until May and June 2021 between Sanford and Hoyt Streets and will be done with lane closures to allow for one lane of traffic in each direction on Sherman Boulevard for no more than 2 months.  That work will be complete on or before July 1, 2021.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • All manhole castings and water valve boxes were raised for the new pavement surface
  • More restoration was completed through the site as well as general site clean up
  • A new block wall was installed at the NE corner of 8th and Sherman
  • Mainline paving was completed between Sanford and Getty and some intersections were paved

 

Work Anticipated the week of October 19, 2020 (likely the last week of construction this season):

  • Monday – Permanent signs will be installed on Sherman which will take a few days
  • Tuesday – Completion of paving at the intersections (tentative schedule due to weather)
  • Wednesday – Striping will begin on Sherman for the lane lines which may take 2 days
  • Complete all restoration
  • Goal is to open the road to all traffic Friday, October 23, 2020

 

Work on the concrete intersection of Peck Street and new concrete and brick crosswalks will not be possible this construction season.  This is work is being planned for May and June 2021 between Sanford and Hoyt Streets and will be done with lane closures to allow for one lane of traffic in each direction on Sherman Boulevard for no more than 2 months to complete that work before July 1, 2021.

 

Please remember to keep the safety of the workers on this project in your mind as you travel through this active construction site.  There may be work going on anywhere in the 1.75 mile corridor, so be aware and drive slow through the site if you must travel on Sherman Boulevard.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • Completed top course asphalt paving of all five lanes and the intersections between Glade and Sanford
  • Completed the grading, topsoil and seeding of the lawn areas between the sidewalk and curb between Sanford and Getty
  • Raised manhole and water valve structures in the pavement between Sanford and Getty. Please be careful around these; They will be about 2 inches above the milled pavement and there are a lot of them out there!

 

Work anticipated for the week of October 12:

  • PAVING – Weather permitting, asphalt will be placed on Sherman between Sanford and Getty on Thursday, Friday and Saturday late next week
  • Finish raising the manhole covers between Sanford and Getty
  • Continue to work on restoration

 

Please remember to keep the safety of the workers on this project in your mind as you travel through this active construction site.  There may be work going on anywhere in the 1.75 mile corridor, so be aware and drive slow through the site if you must travel on Sherman Boulevard.

Week 17 of construction is nearing the end for the improvements to Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon Heights.  Please remember that Sherman Boulevard is closed to thru traffic.  Please use side streets to get to your home or business to reduce traffic on Sherman as much as possible for the safety of the construction workers.  

Work completed this past week:

  • Road gravel base material was placed in several of the cutouts in the road for the new decorative crosswalks
  • More restoration took place between the sidewalk and the curb
  • Work will continue tomorrow, Saturday, September 26 to clean the road in preparation of paving between Glade and Sanford next week
  • Asphalt patching near the crosswalks
  • Manhole and valve structures were raised in the pavement between Glade and Sanford
** Please be careful around these ** They will be about 2” above the milled pavement and there are a lot of them out there!  

Work Anticipated the week of September 28:

  • PAVING – Weather permitting, asphalt will be placed on Sherman between Glade and Sanford and at the side street approaches starting Monday, September 28.  It will take 2 days to complete.
  • Terrace grading and restoration between the sidewalk and curb
  • Finish installing road gravel base material at the crosswalks
  • More asphalt patching near the crosswalks
  • MILLING – The pavement will be milled off between Sanford and Getty starting late next week
 

Work Anticipated the week of October 5:

  • Complete any milling not finished next week
  • Raising manhole and valve structures between Sanford and Getty
  • Patching at the crosswalks and preparing for Peck Intersection removals

This week is Week 16 of the improvements to Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon Heights. Please remember that Sherman Boulevard is closed to thru traffic. Please use side streets to get to your home or business to reduce traffic on Sherman as much as possible for the safety of the construction workers.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • The road was cut for the pavement removals for the new decorative crosswalks at Sanford, Peck, Maffett, Baker, Leahy and Hoyt (17 total new decorative crosswalks)
  • All manhole and water valve structures have now been lowered for the entire road making it ready for milling
  • All of the road patches are now filled in with compacted road gravel and most all have been patched with he base course of asphalt
  • Four of the 17 crosswalks above had pavement removed and road gravel placed and compacted
  • Milling of the pavement has been completed between Glade and Sanford (to be finished this afternoon)
  • Raising/replacing manhole covers and valve structures has begun between Glade and Sanford

 

Work Anticipated the week of September 21:

  • Crews plan to continue with pavement removals tomorrow, Saturday, September 19.
  • Continue to raise manhole and valve covers between Glade and Sanford
  • More work to remove and install compacted road gravel for the new decorative crosswalks
  • More terrace grading and restoration between the sidewalk and curb

 

Work Anticipated the week of September 28:

  • PAVING – The top course of asphalt is tentatively scheduled to be installed Monday and Tuesday September 28 and 29, between Glade and Sanford.
  • MILLING – The pavement will be milled off between Sanford and Getty beginning on Friday, October 1.  This will take at least 2 days to complete, so this work will extend into October.
  • Patching in the decorative crosswalks to accommodate the milling and paving in the next phase.

Week 15 of the Sherman Boulevard Improvements is nearing completion. We had a very short week with the Labor Day Holiday and a rain day on Tuesday this week.

 

Work that took place this past week:

  • The contractor has been taking time to clean up the site this week.
  • Graded and compacted road gravel in many different road patches up to Wood Street.
  • Four large phone vault covers were lowered.

 

Work anticipated the week of September 14:

  • There will be some work done tomorrow, Saturday, September 12.
  • Continue to place and compact road gravel in intersections where underground work was completed, namely between Wood and Getty
  • Continue asphalt patching areas, Reynolds to Getty
  • Continuing to lower manhole castings
  • Continued grading of the terrace lawns east of Sanford
  • Removal of pavement for decorative crosswalks between Sanford and Hoyt
  • Milling of the pavement between Glade and Sanford starting Wednesday, September 16

 

Work anticipated the week of September 21:

  • Raising manhole structures in these blocks
  • Preparing for paving between Glade and Sanford

 

All work is weather dependent, but we are currently on schedule (with the added work now) with the construction.

Please remember to keep the safety of the workers on this project in your mind as you travel through this active construction site.  There may be work going on anywhere in the 1.75 mile corridor, so be aware and drive slow through the site if you must travel on Sherman Boulevard.

Aggregate base was compacted prior to patching near Riordan.

Week 14 of the Sherman Boulevard Improvements project has come to an end. As we changed the calendar this week, we will see dramatic changes with the Sherman Boulevard corridor this month!

Progress Report

  • Terrace grading is complete between Glade and Sanford. Topsoil and seed were placed between the curb and sidewalk in these areas.
  • Graded and compacted road gravel in many different road patches and the patches has asphalt placed in them up to Reynolds
  • All concrete work on sidewalks, driveway approaches, curb and gutter and handicapped ramps is complete.

Work anticipated for the week of September 7:

  • No work to be done tomorrow or on Monday, Labor Day
  • Continue to place and compact road gravel in intersections where underground work was completed, namely between Reynolds and Getty
  • Continue asphalt patching areas, Reynolds to Getty
  • Continuing to lower manhole castings
  • Continued grading of the terrace lawns east of Sanford

 

Work anticipated for the week of  September 14:

  • Milling the pavement surface between Glade and Sanford
  • Raising manhole structures in these blocks

 

All work is weather dependent, but we are currently on schedule (with the added work now) with the construction.

Please remember to keep the safety of the workers on this project in your mind as you travel through this active construction site. There may be work going on anywhere in the 1.75 mile corridor, so be aware and drive slow through the site if you must travel on Sherman Boulevard.

Asphalt being placed at the Peck Intersection

With the lucky 13th week of construction coming to an end, we have good news and bad news to share regarding the improvements to Sherman Boulevard.

  • First, the bad news: The work will not be complete before the previous project deadline of October 1, 2020. Due to some recently added work, the anticipated completion date of the project will now be Thanksgiving, 2020.
  • The good news: The leaders of the City of Muskegon Heights moved this past Monday at the City Council meeting to add more beautification elements to the project! This will include decorative brick crosswalks at the intersections of Sanford, Peck, Maffett, Baker, Leahy and Hoyt. Further, the Peck and Sherman intersection will be removed and replaced completely with concrete instead of asphalt. This should be an attractive addition to the Sherman Boulevard improvements! This is the added work that will extend the project completion date. A conceptual rendering of the work that was approved can be viewed here.

 

Here is an example of what the crosswalks will look like, although the color of the brick will likely be different.

This is the crosswalk at 36th Street and Division in the City of Wyoming an this has been in place for several years under very similar traffic conditions.

 

Work completed this week:

  • All sidewalk and sidewalk ramp grading work has been completed and is prepped for concrete replacement.
  • Gravel base under the sections of removed roadway has been completed between Glade and Baker.
  • 600 feet of new sidewalk has been placed.
  • Sidewalk ramps have been (or will be by the end of today) completed between Glade and 6th Streets.
  • Asphalt patch work has been completed at intersections between Glade and 7th Street.
  • Grading of the terrace lawns (area between the sidewalk and curb) has begun. The intent is to remove all of the vegetation overgrowing the sidewalks and planting new grass.
  • Work will continue tomorrow, Saturday, August 29 with the lowering of manhole covers and valve covers.

 

Work anticipated for the week of August 31:

  • Continue to place and compact road gravel in intersections where underground work was completed
  • Complete the remaining concrete work on sidewalks, driveways, ramps and curb and gutter
  • Continue asphalt patching areas
  • Continuing to lower manhole castings
  • Continued grading of the terrace lawns
  • Crews will not work next weekend (Labor Day weekend).

 

Work anticipated after Labor Day, September 7:

  • Begin pavement removals for the brick crosswalk installations
  • Ensuring the roadway is ready for milling which will probably take place right after Labor Day.  More detailed information should be available for milling operations in next week’s update.
Week 12 of construction is coming to an end on the Sherman Boulevard Improvements project. Please remember that Sherman Boulevard is closed to thru traffic. Use side streets to get to your home or business to reduce traffic on Sherman as much as possible for the safety of the construction workers.  

Work completed this past week:

  • Work to grade out the new sidewalk ramps was completed
  • Placed and compacted gravel road base at several intersections from Temple to 8th Street
  • Lowered manhole castings between Glade and Temple
 

Work anticipated the week of August 24:

  • Concrete crews will return and continue pouring sidewalk ramps, curb and gutter, sidewalks and driveway approaches.
  • The base course of asphalt will begin to be placed in the larger excavations and pavement removal areas.
  • Cutting out manholes from the roadway and lowering them for the pavement milling operations – This will create a lot more holes in the roadway, so please be careful when driving through Sherman Boulevard to your local destination.
 

Work anticipated the week of August 31:

  • Adjust manhole, drainage and valve structures to the final elevation
  • Ensuring the roadway is ready for milling which will probably take place right after Labor Day.
  Please remember to keep the safety of the workers on this project in your mind as you travel through this active construction site. There may be work going on anywhere in the 1.75 mile corridor, so be aware and drive slow through the site if you must travel on Sherman Boulevard.

Week 11 of construction is wrapping up and the work on the Sherman Boulevard Improvements project continues to go well.  Please remember that Sherman Boulevard is closed to thru traffic.  Please use side streets to get to your home or business to reduce traffic on Sherman as much as possible for the safety of the construction workers.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • More pavement removal was completed where utility work has been completed
  • Gravel road base was placed and compacted as well as grading for new curb and sidewalk
  • Roughly 1,200 feet of concrete curb and gutter was poured as well as 450 square yards of concrete road base

 

Work anticipated the week of August 17:

  • No work is planned for tomorrow, August 15.
  • More pavement, sidewalk and ramp removals
  • Grading for concrete placement
  • Placing new curb and gutter, sidewalk and sidewalk ramps
  • Cutting out manholes from the roadway and lowering them for the pavement milling operations – This will create a lot more holes in the roadway, so please be careful when driving through Sherman Boulevard to your local destination

 

Work anticipated the week of August 24:

  • Continued restoration of the roadway, sidewalk, curb and gutter
  • Adjust manhole, drainage and valve structures to the final elevation
  • Ensuring the roadway is ready for milling which will probably take place in early September which should be the final steps before paving the roadway.