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

Doug Kadzban
Public Works Director
(616) 430–0324

James Gardner
Public Works Foreman
(231) 286–4148

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

Week 9 of construction is nearing completion and the work on the Sherman Boulevard Improvements project is going 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:

  • Removed a sanitary manhole east of Peck Street and made improvements to the sanitary sewer collection system
  • Removed 6 old poles and foundations that were for an old sign system over Sherman Boulevard
  • Completed work on the water service replacements that had been performed
  • Areas where pavement was removed for utility improvements were cleaned up by making clean cuts at the edge of the pavement to prepare for restoration
  • Sidewalks, crosswalks, old driveways and damaged curb and gutter has been removed west of Peck Street
  • With the exception of a few drainage structures that will be replaced in the curb lines, all underground work is complete on Sherman Boulevard and road restoration is underway!

 

Work anticipated for the week of August 3:

  • Crews do plan to continue with pavement removals tomorrow, Saturday, August 1
  • Clean up of pavement and sidewalk ramp removals and preparation for concrete restoration work
  • 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
  • Concrete restoration will begin in the roadway to match the existing underlying concrete

 

Work anticipated for the week of August 10:

  • Concrete pavement restoration in the roadways
  • Concrete sidewalk and ramp restoration will begin
  • Continuing to adjust manhole and drainage structures

 

All work is weather dependent, but we are currently on schedule 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.

Traffic Detour will take place next week for Northbound Peck Street traffic for a few days.  See details below for next week’s anticipated work. Week 8 of construction is nearing completion and work continues to progress well on Sherman Boulevard.  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:

  • Removed and replaced a deep sanitary sewer manhole at Howden and Sherman
  • Replaced a water main valve between Peck and Sanford Streets
  • Installed a new water main valve and hydrant between Ray and Getty Streets
  • Installed a de-watering system just east of Peck Street to temporarily lower the groundwater table to perform some deep sanitary sewer main work between Peck and Maffett
  • Saw cut areas of road where removals were performed for an eventual clean edge of pavement removal and replacement
 

Work Anticipated the week of July 27:

  • No Work is anticipated for tomorrow, Saturday, July 25
  • Sanitary sewer repairs at Sherman, just east of Peck Street
    • This work is planned for Monday and Tuesday next week (weather permitting)
    • To keep the sewage flowing in the sewer, bypass pumps need to be installed from an upstream manhole in the intersection of Peck so that sewage does not back up in the system while the Contractor performs this work
    • Starting Monday morning, Northbound Peck Street will be detoured to Sanford between Manahan and Hume Streets.  Southbound Peck Street traffic will remain.
    • If all goes well, the work should be completed by the end of the day Tuesday and northbound Peck Street traffic will be restored on Wednesday, July 29, 2020
  • Water main work on Sherman between 6th and 7th Streets
  • Clean up of pavement and sidewalk ramp removals and preparation for concrete restoration work to begin in early August
  If all goes well, this should complete the underground utility work on this project  

Work Anticipated the week of August 3:

  • Preparing for pavement replacement
  • Potentially some concrete work to begin replacing sidewalk ramps, curb and gutter and road restoration in the middle of the road intersections where underground work took place.
  • The entire road depth is not being replaced, and for best performance, it is best to match the existing concrete under the asphalt where utility work was performed prior to milling and resurfacing the remainder of the road surface.
 

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Week 6 of construction is nearing completion and work is still progressing well on Sherman Boulevard.  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:

  • Replaced 7 different water services and installed 2 water stubs for residential properties.
  • Removed and replaced 3 storm structures and approximately 80 feet of storm sewer drainage pipe.
 
 

If your water is disrupted:

After drinking water is restored, we recommend you flush the water in your home starting at the lower floors and working your way up.  Run all the fixtures (sinks) with COLD water and flush toilets.  If your water is discolored, it will clear up shortly by flushing the COLD water in a bathtub.  Bathtubs typically do not have an aerator (screen) on the faucet and should not block any debris. If the water is cloudy, this is air trapped in the water and it will clear over time. If the water is reddish or brown, this is from iron inside the water mains and is not harmful and can be cleared up by flushing the water.

It is also recommended that you remove and clean any aerators on your sinks on a regular basis, even without construction.  Please refer to this helpful notice from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) regarding flushing lines and aerators.  Lead service lines on Sherman Boulevard will be replaced during this project and those affected residences will receive further instructions after replacement of the lead service line.

 

Work Anticipated the Week of 7/13/2019:

  • No Work is anticipated for tomorrow, Saturday, July 11.
  • Install 2 new hydrants between Getty and Wood Streets.
  • Complete underground work in Temple intersection.
  • Complete underground work in 6th Street Intersection.
  • Continue replacing water services.
  • Possibly see concrete crews for sidewalk ramp replacements for intersections between Glade and Sanford Streets.

 

We will continue to update the map and keep a copy of these updates online at: https://bit.ly/ShermanBlvd

All work is weather dependent, but we are currently on schedule 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.

Week 5 of construction is nearing completion and work is progressing well on Sherman Boulevard. 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.

Even though it was a short week, the Contractor was very productive!

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Made a new water main connection at Leahy to the south
  • Replaced a large diameter water service to the School Administration building
  • Replaced deep sanitary sewer manholes at Reynolds and Leahy
  • Replaced and improved the storm drains at Reynolds to improve the drain

Work Anticipated the Week of July 6:

  • No work is anticipated for tomorrow, Friday, July 3 until Monday, July 6.
  • Replacement of deep sanitary sewer manhole at Howden
  • Water Service Replacements throughout the project
  • Storm Drainage improvements

All work is weather dependent, but we are currently on schedule 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.

Week 4 of construction is about complete and work is progressing well on Sherman Boulevard. 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:

• Replaced a 16-inch diameter valve on a water transmission main on Sherman near Peck
• Replaced the Fire Hydrant at the SW corner of Sherman and Peck
• Removed and replaced 3 different sanitary sewer manholes, namely the work at Seventh Street to rebuild the existing sanitary sewer main from the south and replacement of a deep sanitary sewer manhole at Baker and Sherman
• Removed and replaced several different storm structures
• Underground utility work is now complete between Park Street and 7th Street, at 5th Street and Maffett Street.

 

Work Anticipated for the Week of June 29:

  • No work is anticipated for tomorrow, Saturday, June 27.
  • Replacement of deep sanitary sewer manhole at Reynolds and Sherman (work to begin on Monday)
  • Replacement of deep sanitary sewer manhole at Leahy and Sherman (work to begin on Wednesday)
  • New water main connection on Leahy and Sherman on Monday, June 29 – Affected customers south of Sherman have been notified.
  • Storm drainage improvements, likely near Leahy and Reynolds
  • Potential water service replacements
  • No work is anticipated for Friday, July 3.

 

If your water is disrupted:

After drinking water is restored, we recommend you flush the water in your home starting at the lower floors and working your way up.  Run all the fixtures (sinks) with COLD water and flush toilets.  If your water is discolored, it will clear up shortly by flushing the COLD water in a bathtub.  Bathtubs typically do not have an aerator (screen) on the faucet and should not block any debris. If the water is cloudy, this is air trapped in the water and it will clear over time. If the water is reddish or brown, this is from iron inside the water mains and is not harmful and can be cleared up by flushing the water.

It is also recommended that you remove and clean any aerators on your sinks on a regular basis, even without construction.  Please refer to this helpful notice from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) regarding flushing lines and aerators.  Lead service lines on Sherman Boulevard will be replaced during this project and those affected residences will receive further instructions after replacement of the lead service line.

 

Work Anticipated for the Week of July 6:

  • Replacement of deep sanitary sewer manhole at Howden
  • Removal of sanitary sewer manhole east of Peck Street
  • Storm drainage improvements at Leahy and Reynolds to Continuel
  • Water service line replacements

Week 3 of construction is nearly complete and the improvement process is continuing nicely on Sherman Boulevard. 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:

  • New water main connections were completed at 8th and 9th Streets and roughly 50 feet of water main was installed for these connections to improve drinking water reliability and fire protection
  • Seven Storm manholes were removed and five were replaced.
  • 110 feet of new storm drainage pipe replaced
  • 40 feet of sanitary sewer pipe replaced
  • Underground work is not completed at Park, 9th, 8th and Maffett Streets.

 

Work Anticipated for the week of June 22:

  • Work is anticipated for tomorrow, Saturday, June 20.
  • Sanitary Sewer improvements will be made at 7th Street with new manholes on Monday
  • Replacement of more drainage and sewer infrastructure at 6th and 5th Streets
  • A new water main tap will be installed at Leahy and Sherman. This work may interrupt water temporarily for the customers on Leahy south of Sherman.
  • Deep excavations will begin east of Peck Street after the work at 7th Street is complete. This work will involve the middle of the road as well as bypass pumping of the sanitary sewer to maintain flows while work takes place. This work will take place for the next several weeks.
  • A 16-inch water main valve and hydrant will be replaced at the SW corner of Peck and Sherman. If all the existing valves in the water distribution system work properly, this work should not disrupt water service to any individual customers.

 

If your water is disrupted:

After drinking water is restored, we recommend you flush the water in your home starting at the lower floors and working your way up.  Run all the fixtures (sinks) with COLD water and flush toilets. If your water is discolored, it will clear up shortly by flushing the COLD water in a bathtub. Bathtubs typically do not have an aerator (screen) on the faucet and should not block any debris. If the water is cloudy, this is air trapped in the water and it will clear over time. If the water is reddish or brown, this is from iron inside the water mains and is not harmful and can be cleared up by flushing the water.

It is also recommended that you remove and clean any aerators on your sinks on a regular basis, even without construction. Please refer to this helpful notice from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) regarding flushing lines and aerators.  Lead service lines on Sherman Boulevard will be replaced during this project and those affected residences will receive further instructions after replacement of the lead service line.

 

Work Anticipated the week of June 29:

  • Continued work on the deep sewer manhole replacements between Baker and Howden
  • Water service line replacements

The second week of construction saw a lot of activity on Sherman Boulevard between Baker and Park Streets. 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:

  • New water main valves were installed at Park & Sherman and at 8th & Sherman as well as 4 different tapping valves at 8th and 7th Streets.
  • Water main connections were completed at 7th Street today
  • A water main connection was completed at 8th Street on Tuesday
  • Storm manholes were installed at Peck and Maffett Streets
  • Utility investigations to complete upcoming work was done
 
 

Work Anticipated the Week of June 15:

  • No work is anticipated for tomorrow, Saturday, June 13. Saturday work is likely during the remainder of the construction.
  • Crews will tie in the water mains at 9th Street and 8th Street on Monday, June 15.  This will involve a temporary disruption of water for residents on 9th Street and 8th Street between Sherman and Hume.
  • Sanitary Sewer improvements will be made at 7th Street with new manholes
  • New storm drainage manholes will be installed at 9th, 8th and 7th Streets
  • A 16-inch water main valve and hydrant will be replaced at the SW corner of Peck and Sherman. If all the existing valves in the water distribution system work properly, this work should not disrupt water service to any individual customers.
 
 

If your water is disrupted:

After drinking water is restored, we recommend you flush the water in your home starting at the lower floors and working your way up.  Run all the fixtures (sinks) with COLD water and flush toilets.  If your water is discolored, it will clear up shortly by flushing the COLD water in a bathtub.  Bathtubs typically do not have an aerator (screen) on the faucet and should not block any debris. If the water is cloudy, this is air trapped in the water and it will clear over time. If the water is reddish or brown, this is from iron inside the water mains and is not harmful and can be cleared up by flushing the water.

It is also recommended that you remove and clean any aerators on your sinks on a regular basis, even without construction.  Please refer to this helpful notice from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) regarding flushing lines and aerators.  Lead service lines on Sherman Boulevard will be replaced during this project and those affected residences will receive further instructions after replacement of the lead service line.

 

 

Work Anticipated for the Week of June 22:

  • Work may begin at Baker to prepare for the replacement of deep sanitary manholes in the Middle of Sherman
  • Water service line replacements
  • Storm manhole replacement just west of 5th Street
  • Possibly some water service replacements
 
 

Work began this week to improve the entire Sherman Boulevard corridor in the City of Muskegon Heights.  Thank you for your patience as the detour was installed on Monday. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation to keep our construction crews safe.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • Detour signs and traffic control devices were installed on Monday.
  • Underground work began at Temple, Park, 9th, and 8th Street intersections.
  • Crews are completing quite a bit of work at one time, but they are trying to limit intersection closures to one at a time.
  • 8 new storm catch basin structures have been installed at Park Street, 9th Street, and 8th Street as well as about 150 feet of new storm drain pipe.
  • Repairs were made to a sanitary sewer main at 8th Street.
  • Areas were excavated and exposed for work to be performed next week.
 
 

Work Anticipated for the week of June 8:

  • No work is anticipated for tomorrow, Saturday, June 6. Saturday work is not anticipated at this point for this project.
  • Crews will install new water main valves at Park Street and 9th Street on Monday. There should be no water interruptions for this work on Monday.
  • Crews will tie in the water main at 9th Street on Tuesday which will involve a temporary disruption of water for residents on 9th Street and 8th Street between Sherman and Hume.
  • Crews are scheduled to install new water main valves at 8th and 7th Streets on Wednesday. There should be no water interruptions for this work on Wednesday.
  • Crews will tie in the water main at 8th and 7th Streets on Thursday. This will involve a temporary disruption of water for residents on 7th and 8th Streets between Broadway and Hovey.
  • Storm drainage work will be going on as well at these intersections.
 
 

If your water is disrupted:

After drinking water is restored, we recommend you flush the water in your home starting at the lower floors and working your way up. Run all the fixtures (sinks) with COLD water and flush toilets. If your water is discolored, it will clear up shortly by flushing the COLD water in a bathtub. Bathtubs typically do not have an aerator (screen) on the faucet and should not block any debris. If the water is cloudy, this is air trapped in the water and it will clear over time. If the water is reddish or brown, this is from iron inside the water mains and is not harmful and can be cleared up by flushing the water.

It is also recommended that you remove and clean any aerators on your sinks on a regular basis, even without construction. Please refer to this helpful notice from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) regarding flushing lines and aerators.  Lead service lines on Sherman Boulevard will be replaced during this project and those affected residences will receive further instructions after replacement of the lead service line.

 

Work Anticipated for the week of June 15:

  • Drainage improvements at 9th, 8th and 7th Street intersections
  • Sanitary sewer improvements at 7th Street intersection
  • Possibly some water service line replacements
 

All work is weather dependent, but we are currently on schedule 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.

Project Scope

The goal of the project is to improve the surface condition of the road and underground utilities, improve safety for pedestrians as well as clean up and beautify the corridor with some attractive improvements. The City received a grant at the end of 2018 from the State of Michigan specifically for this project. Work also includes repairs to sidewalks, curb and gutter and improvements to the cross walk ramps between Seaway and Peck Street for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The project begins next week, Monday, June 1, 2020 and is expected to be completed in early October 2020. The road will be CLOSED to THRU Traffic during this time. This means that you will be able to access your home or business on Sherman, but you will not be able to travel from one end of the City to the other on Sherman. The posted detour will be going up on Monday, June 1, 2020 and will be Getty to Laketon to Seaway back to Sherman for Westbound travelers. The same detour in reverse for Eastbound travelers. The beginning of the project will be intersection by intersection underground utility improvements to the drinking water system, storm drainage system and sanitary sewer collection system. Not every intersection will be getting the same improvements, and not every intersection will receive work. However, work will progress from west to east and as the contractor finishes one intersection, they will move to the next intersection and so on. There is little to no work east of Howden under the pavement that should close any of the intersections.  Once all of the underground work is complete, work will progress to the sidewalk and curb improvements and then the entire street will be milled down approximately 2 inches and resurfaced with 2 inches of new asphalt.  

Anticipated work for the week of June 1:

  • Detour signs and traffic control devices installed on Monday
  • Underground work at Temple and Sherman on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sherman will likely be fully closed at Temple to allow this work. It will be reopened at the end of the day.
  • Underground work at Park and Sherman the remainder of the week. This involves a new water main valve and replacement of storm drains. The intersection of Park and Sherman will be closed during this work but should be opened to emergency traffic before next weekend.
  • If all goes well next week, pavement will be removed to prepare for underground work at 9th Street and Sherman at the end of the week
 

Anticipated work for the week of June 8:

  • Drainage improvements at 9th and Sherman
  • Water main connections at 9th and Sherman
  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 throughout the entire 1.75 mile corridor, so be aware and drive slow through the site if you must travel on Sherman Boulevard.

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,
  • and sidewalk and driveway improvements, as well as new striping.
  Start date is June 1, 2020 and end date is currently October 1, 2020. Sherman Boulevard will be closed to Thru Traffic, and traffic will be detoured to Getty to Laketon to Seaway.  

Projected Timeline

  • Temple Street – June 2 to June 4
  • Park Street – June 4 to June 10
  • 9th Street – June 10 to June 25
  • 8th Street – June 25 to July 8
  • 7th Street – July 8 to July 17
  • 6th Street – July 17 to July 22
  • 5th Street – July 22 to July 27
  • Peck Street – July 27 to August 6
  • Maffett Street – August 6 to August 11
  • Baker Street – August 11 to August 18*
  • Leahy Street – August 18 to August 27*
    • NOTE: Baker & Leahy will likely both be closed together with bypass pumping of sewer to Hoyt and this will affect Hoyt intersection as well.
  • Reynolds Street – August 27 to Sept 4+
  • Howden Street – Sept 4 to Sept 14+
    • NOTE: Reynolds & Baker will likely both be closed together with bypass pumping of sewer to Hoyt and this will affect Hoyt intersection as well.
  • McIlwraith Street – Sept 14 to Sept 17
  All work, and therefore all dates, are subject to change due to weather and other unforeseen conditions that may arise. Once intersection work is near completion, the entire road surface will be milled down approximately 2 inches in late August and the paving and restoration will take place in mid-to-late September.