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Muskegon County - East Side Water Main Replacements

Important Information

This project is a replacement of current water main located on East, West, Center, and Densmore Streets in Muskegon Charter Township.

The work will involve replacing aging drinking water mains, valves, hydrants, and water service pipe from the street to the property line. Replacement of the disturbed roadway, drives, and lawns will be completed as well.

Work will be on the following streets:

  • East Street, Vine to Apple (September to November of 2023)
  • Center Street, Southland to Apple (Spring of 2024)
  • West Street, Southland to Apple (Spring of 2024)
  • Densmore Street, Marvin to Marquette (November to December of 2023)

 

Roads will be closed to through traffic but open to residents.

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Contact

Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field during construction.

Prein&Newhof
Matt Hulst, PE, Project Manager
(616) 914-0557

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Muskegon County
Steve Fink, PE
(231) 724-6522

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Jackson-Merkey Contractors
Nick Ginsberg
(231) 728-9344

This week marked the end of underground work for the project with completion of the water services and water main on West Street. Paving of the top course of asphalt is scheduled for this Saturday morning June 8 at 7:30.

Work Completed This Week on West

  • Water service installation was completed.
  • Final connection was made to the water system at Southland, all water main work is complete.

Work Completed This Week on Center

  • Concrete drive approaches were poured, and asphalt approaches were prepared.
  • Topsoil spreading and site clean-up continued.
  • Top course of asphalt is scheduled this Saturday June 8 at 7:30!

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Asphalt drives will be paved weather dependent.
  • Topsoil and clean-up will continue.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Grading and compaction of sand in preparation of gravel installation.
  • Gravel installation for the east lane will start at Apple working south.

This week road rebuilding continued on Center Street and water service replacements started again on West.

 

Work Completed This Week on West

  • Water service replacement started up again.

Work Completed This Week on Center

  • Aggregate placement was completed.
  • The first course of asphalt was placed on the east side of the road.

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Preparation for top course will continue with site clean-up, concrete drive preparation, and placement of topsoil.
  • Paving of the final course of asphalt possibly near the end of the week.
  • Concrete drive installation is scheduled for mid week.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Water service replacements will continue until mid week.
  • Final connection of the water main at Southland.

This week the focus was on road rebuilding on Center Street.

Work Completed This Week on West

  • The new water main was connected at Vine Street.

Work Completed This Week on Center

  • Road rebuilding continued with aggregate placement over the entire length.
  • Curb and gutter was installed at the intersections.
  • Milling of the south bound lane was completed.

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Final grading will be completed on Tuesday.
  • Paving of the first course of asphalt is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29.
  • Preparation for drives, spreading topsoil and structure adjustments will follow paving.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Water service replacements will start up again on Thursday.

This week the focus was on water service installations, road rebuilding and water main connections. Road building started on Center Street with cutting for sand grade and placing aggregate. West Street focus was on water services and connecting the main to the system. Utility work is nearly complete!

Work Completed This Week on West

  • All water main has now been tested and connected to the system. Connections were made at Oak Park on Friday.
  • Water service installation continued north of Vine.

Work Completed This Week on Center

  • Road rebuilding has begun grading for gravel placement. Gravel is being placed as the crews progress south.

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Continuing on reconstruction of the roadway.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Water service replacements will continue north of Vine and will start south of Vine.
  • Water main connections are schedule for Monday on Vine.

This week the focus was on water service installations and restoration. Densmore and East Street restoration is now complete less minor clean up items. No work was completed on Center Street but work will be starting there again this coming week.

Work Completed This Week on West

  • Water testing was begun on the water main south of Vine and will continue into the next week.
  • Water service installation north Vine started and good progress was made.

Work Completed This Week on East and Densmore

  • Final topsoil spreading, raking and seeding was completed.
  • Water meter pit installation was completed on East Street.

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Reconstruction of the roadway will begin on Monday. This will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Water service replacements will be the primary focus this week.
  • Testing of the water main south of Vine will be completed.

Underground work is now complete on Center Street! Underground work continues on West with water main installation and water services will begin soon.

Work Completed This Week on West

  • Water main installation was completed to the project limit less final connections. The water main is now fully installed and active from Apple Avenue to Vine Street. Final testing is ongoing for the water main from Vine to Southland.

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Reconstruction of the roadway may begin near the end of the week.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Water service replacements will be the primary focus this week.
  • Testing of the water main south of Vine will be completed.

Anticipated Work on East and Densmore

  • Spreading and raking of topsoil on East Street and Densmore will begin in preparation of final seeding.

 

Water main connection at Apple

Underground work is now complete on Center Street! Underground work continues on West with water main installation and water services will begin soon.

Work Completed This Week on Center

  • All remaining water services were completed.
  • Final connections of the new water main to the water system were completed and the old water main is now out of service.

Work Completed This Week on West

  • Water main installation continued south of Vine.

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Site clean up in preparation of road construction.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Water main will be connected to the system at Apple Avenue, this will connect the water main from Apple to McLaughlin.
  • Continued water main installation south of Vine.
  • Testing of the water main south of McLaughlin will be completed

Work on Center Street has now transitioned to water service installation and final connections of the water main while work on West Street is now in full swing.

Work Completed This Week on Center

  • Water services to residents were completed.

Work Completed This Week on West

  • Water main installation continued and is now installed from Apple Avenue to Vine.
  • Testing has begun on the water main from Apple to McLaughlin.

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Final connections of the new water main to the system will be completed at Southland and Oak Park, this will complete the water installation on Center Street.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Water main installation will continue south of Vine.

Work on Center Street has now transitioned to water service installation and final connections of the water main while work on West Street is now in full swing.

 

Work Completed This Week on Center

  • Water main connection at Vine Avenue was completed.
  • Water service installation continued with another 20 services being completed.

Work Completed This Week on West

  • Water main installation continued and is now installed from Apple Avenue to McLaughlin.

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Water service installation will continue, this may be completed by the end of the week.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Water main installation will continue south of McLaughlin
  • Testing on completed portions of water main will begin.

Work on Center Street has now transitioned to water service installation and final connections of the water main while work on West Street is now in full swing.

Work Completed This Week on Center

  • Water main installation south of Vine was completed, final testing is ongoing prior to connection to system.
  • Water service installation has begun, approximately 43 services were completed.

Work Completed This Week on West

  • Roadway removal and topsoil stripping was completed.
  • Water main installation started working from Apple to the south.

Anticipated Work on Center

  • Contractor will continue testing and connecting completed portions of the water main to allow installation of water services.
  • Water service installation will continue.

Anticipated Work on West

  • Water main installation will continue.