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

As of this morning, the work on Sherman Boulevard is complete and all lanes are now open!

All of the brick crosswalks are completed and look very nice.

We are now working on a punch-list which includes returning the traffic signals to normal, street sweeping and other miscellaneous cleanup which includes removal of all the temporary construction signs, barrels and barricades.  If you see anything that needs attention, please let Dan Sorek know at (616) 218–2940 or dsorek@preinnewhof.com.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding over the last year on this important project for the City. You all made a good partnership on this project.

Thank you again and we truly hope you all enjoy the improvements to the Sherman Boulevard corridor in Muskegon Heights.

 

Thank you to:

  • Kamminga & Roodvoets of Grand Rapids
  • Interlock Design of Comstock Park
  • Duran Contractors of Grandville
  • Give Em A Brake Safety of Grandville
  • Asphalt Paving, Inc (API) of Muskegon
  • LS Hayes of Leroy
  • PK Contracting of Kalamazoo
  • City Services of Grand Rapids and Macatawa Plumbing of Zeeland
  • City of Muskegon Heights Department of Public Works and City Hall Management Staff
  • DTE Energy
  • Consumers Energy
  • Frontier Communications
  • Comcast
  • Soils & Structures

This past week, the Contractor worked on:

  • Continued with the installation of bricks in the decorative crosswalks at Sanford

 

We are nearing the end, but 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 July 12, 2021:

Although most of the bricks appear to be done, there is some correction work that needs to take place at the Peck and Baker intersections with the bricks.  This will require a traffic shift back to the south side of Sherman Boulevard for about two weeks.  Once the bricks are re-set, the project will be completed.  The traffic shift is tentatively scheduled for around Noon on Monday, July 12, 2021.

  • Bricks will be re-set on the north side of Sherman at Peck and Baker
  • Bricks will be re-set across Baker at Sherman

 

Baker will be closed again at Sherman with a detour to Sanford which will be re-opened.

This past week, the Contractor worked on:

  • Sealed the concrete joints at the intersection of Peck and Sherman
  • Finished bricks in the decorative crosswalks at Peck and Baker
  • Working on the asphalt bed and bricks in the decorative crosswalks at Sanford
  • Placed the asphalt thickened edge at south 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 for the week of July 5, 2021:

  • Continue to install the bricks in the decorative crosswalks at Sanford
  • Traffic Shift from the north half of Sherman to the south half

 

This past week, the Contractor worked on:

  • Poured new concrete in the intersection of Peck and Sherman
  • Finished bricks in the decorative crosswalks at Maffett and Peck
  • Finished asphalt at Peck and Sherman

 

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

 

Work anticipated during the week of June 28, 2021:

  • Continue to install asphalt setting bed for the bricks and then the bricks in the decorative crosswalks at Peck and Sanford
  • Seal the new concrete surface at Peck and Sherman
  • Seal the concrete joints at Peck and Sherman

 

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