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City of Muskegon Heights - Water Supply System Improvements

Important Information

The work will involve installing new drinking water mains, valves, hydrants and water service pipes from the street to inside the home. It will also involve drainage improvements and full removal and replacement of the pavement, curb and gutter on the following streets and blocks:

  • 7th Street, Oakwood to Summit
  • 8th Street, Oakwood to Summit
  • Rotterdam, 9th to 8th Street
  • Amsterdam, Highland to 6th Street
  • Summit, 7th to 6th Street

 

Work on 8th Street between Oakwood and Summit and on Rotterdam between 9th and 8th Street will continue until Memorial Day Weekend.  New pavement on 8th and Rotterdam is scheduled to be installed in May 2023.  Additional work will continue on 7th Street between Oakwood and Summit and on Amsterdam between Highland and 6th Street later in the summer and is currently scheduled to begin the week of July 24, 2023 and will continue until early November, 2023.

Roads will be closed to thru traffic, but open to residents. Garbage pickup will be done on your normally scheduled day. Mail delivery should not be affected. Some limited access to driveways will take place with new concrete curb and driveway approach installation to allow for concrete to cure.

Total Project Budget: $4.46 Million (Legal, Design, Inspection, Construction)

Construction Budget: $3.65 Million

Project Completion Date: November 2023

 

Contact

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

Primary Project Contact
Dan Sorek, PE, Project Manager
Prein&Newhof
(616) 218-2940 (cell)
dsorek@preinnewhof.com

Field Contact
Tom Eilers, On-Site Contact
Prein&Newhof
(231) 578-7986 (cell)

Contractor for the City of Muskegon Heights
Kamminga & Roodvoets
Grand Rapids, MI

Project Manager
Adam Khodl – (616) 437-6764 (cell)

Onsite Contact and 24-Hour Emergency Number
Chad Heyboer – (616) 389-9541 (cell)

Water Service Replacements

To connect new water main to existing water mains, temporary water shutdowns will be required. We will provide advance notice prior to shutdowns, and shutdowns will be as short as possible.

Existing water service lines (the connection to your home) within the project will be replaced. If the material of the water service has a lead gooseneck or galvanized steel, the entire water service will be replaced — from the water main in the street all the way to inside the home — at NO COST TO THE RESIDENT.

To allow this work, a permission form needs to be signed for each address getting their water service replaced.  Please see here for the form. Once completed, please email this form to dsorek@preinnewhof.com or you may take a picture of the form and text it to Dan Sorek at (616) 218-2940.

We are seeking contact information for scheduling these water services in a very tight time frame. Failure to allow access inside the home to replace the water service into the home will jeopardize the ability for the City of Muskegon Heights to continue providing water service to the home or property.

Additional Information for Water Service Replacements:

From the State of Michigan: How This Construction Activity Could Affect the Quality of Your Drinking Water

After Your Water Service is Replaced: Water Service Flushing Recommendations

Customers adjacent to the construction area may have their water service interrupted temporarily while the Contractor replaces their service. The Contractor will coordinate with each customer prior to interrupting service.

What a busy week on 7th Street in Muskegon Heights!  The Contractors took advantage of the beautiful weather this week and pulled much of the project together to completion.

 

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • All of the concrete has been completed on sidewalks, crosswalk ramps, curb and gutter and driveway approaches
  • All of the manhole covers and valve covers were adjusted to the final level of asphalt
  • To final course of asphalt was placed yesterday – all paving is now complete
  • Topsoil has been spread and backfilled in nearly all of the areas between the sidewalk and curb and in lawn areas

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 20, 2023

  • Hydroseeding will be done on Monday, November 20, 2023
  • The final areas of topsoil next to the sidewalks most recently poured will be backfilled
  • Striping of Summit Avenue (weather permitting)
  • Final cleanup of the jobsite – removal of concrete chunks, stakes, flags, cones, barrels, old signs, etc
  • Removal of traffic control barricades, detour signage
  • Restoration of construction staging areas
  • Removal of equipment and excess materials
  • Remaining punchlist work
  • Removal of porta johns

 

Although there are barricades out there, the roads are open for traffic. Please travel safely until all equipment and materials are removed.  A large thank you to the residents and community for your patience as we made these very important improvements to the drinking water system in Muskegon Heights!  With the amount of leaves out there, there might be some areas covered that still need attention, so please be patient with us.  Let us know if there is anything we may have forgotten or need to fix.  Thank you again for your understanding this year and we look forward to next year’s construction season when improvements will continue on other streets in Muskegon Heights!

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Today, the first layer of asphalt is being installed on 7th Street
  • Concrete work was done on ramps, curb and gutter, driveways and sidewalks throughout 7th Street, 6th Street, Summit, Amsterdam and Oakwood

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 13, 2023

  • Manhole covers will be raised to the final pavement elevation
  • Topsoil and restoration of lawn areas will be ongoing
  • Any remaining concrete work will be completed
  • Final course of asphalt will finished by the end of the week

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 20, 2023

  • Punchlist work
  • Topsoil, Grading and seeding
  • Signs, Pavement markings

 

Roads should be re-opened and all traffic control signage removed before Thanksgiving.

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Concrete driveways were poured
  • Concrete sidewalks were poured
  • Concrete curb and gutter was installed
  • PLEASE NOTE: Some of this concrete work was damaged with the snow and it will need to be replaced.
  • Gravel road base is being touched up and graded and readied for asphalt.
  • An additional hydrant was replaced at 6th Street and Oakwood

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 6, 2023

  • The first course of asphalt is tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 6, 2023
  • Manholes, valves and other structures will be adjusted to the final elevation after the first layer of asphalt is installed
  • Finish any remaining concrete work on sidewalks, ramps, repair any damaged concrete
  • Backfilling and restoration will continue

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 13, 2023

  • Final course of asphalt
  • Punchlist work
  • Topsoil, Grading and seeding
  • Signs, Pavement markings

 

Roads will be reopened in mid-November 2023 and the project will be completed!

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Storm drainage structures and pipes were replaced
  • 7th Street was graded and gravel road base was placed
  • Project was prepped for new concrete curb and gutter to be installed

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 30, 2023

  • String lines will be installed and concrete curb and gutter will be installed on 7th Street on Monday, October 30, 2023
  • PLEASE do remove all vehicles from your driveway if you need them.  You will NOT have access to your driveway for about 1 week.
  • Concrete sidewalk and driveway approaches will be placed
  • Remaining storm drainage structures and pipes will be replaced
  • A new hydrant will be installed at 6th and Oakwood on Wednesday, November 1, 2023
  • Grading the road and preparing for asphalt
  • Complete any remaining underground utility work

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 6, 2023

  • Continue concrete sidewalks, sidewalk ramps, driveways, miscellaneous curbs
  • Finish grading any roadways
  • Backfilling areas between the sidewalk and curb, begin lawn restorations
  • Begin asphalt paving

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • The sanitary sewer manhole was replaced at the intersection of Amsterdam and 7th Street
  • The final water main tie-ins were completed at 6th and Summit – all water main work is now complete.  The old water main in 7th Street is now out of service.
  • More water service replacements took place on 6th Street
  • Drainage system pipe and structures were replaced on 7th Street

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 23, 2023

  • Contractors will work to complete the remaining underground utility work including the last bit of drainage and storm sewer replacements at Summit and 6th Street
  • Begin building road on 7th Street and Amsterdam and Summit with road base gravel and preparations for concrete curb and gutter

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 30, 2023

  • Concrete curb and gutter is tentatively scheduled for early in the week of October 30 on 7th Street
  • Concrete driveways and sidewalk will be done
  • Grading of roadway will continue in preparation for asphalt paving

 

Roads will be repaved and reopened in mid-November 2023.

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Several more important water main connections were made between the new water main and the existing water distribution system
  • Water services were replaced on 7th Street and 6th Street between Broadway and Norton
  • A lot of water main work was completed in Summit between 6th and 7th Street
  • Water mains were connected in Oakwood at 7th Street

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 16, 2023

  • Water Main Tie-in Is scheduled for the intersection of 6th and Summit on Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    • This will affect residents on 6th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam
  • A sanitary manhole will be replaced at Amsterdam and 7th Street
  • Finish any remaining water service replacements
  • Drainage system sewer pipe and structures will be replaced and installed at Summit and in Oakwood after the water main and sanitary sewer main work is completed

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 23, 2023

  • Complete any remaining underground utility work
  • Begin working to rebuild the roadways with grading for gravel road base and preparing for concrete curb and gutter

 

Roads will be repaved and reopened in mid-November 2023.

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Nearly all of the water services on 7th Street have been tied over to the new water main. Some who have not been completed will likely be without water when the last water main tie-in is completed next week.
  • Water main connections from the new water mains to the existing water system were made at 7th Street and Summit
  • Water main connections from the new water mains to the existing water system were made at Amsterdam and 6th Street
  • A new hydrant was replaced at 6th & Amsterdam on a much larger water main
  • Storm drainage structures and pipe were installed on 7th Street

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 9, 2023

  • Storm drainage work will continue on 7th Street
  • Water Main Tie-in Is scheduled for the intersection of 7th and Oakwood on Tuesday, October 10, 2023
    • This will affect nearly 50 residents on 7th Street between Oakwood and Norton, on Oakwood between 8th and 6th
  • A 2nd Tie-in is scheduled for the same intersection at 7th and Oakwood on Wednesday, October 11, 2023
    • The same residents will likely be affected on Wednesday because the work in Oakwood is complicated and involves connecting to 3 different mains and working around many different utilities.
  • Water Main Tie-ins are scheduled for Summit and 7th and at Summit and 6th on Thursday, October 12, 2023
    • This will affect residents on 7th Street between Broadway and Summit.
  • A sanitary manhole may be replaced at Amsterdam and 7th Street
  • Finish any remaining water service replacements

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 16, 2023

  • Complete the remaining water main tie-ins at Summit and 6th Street to a large diameter water main
  • Additional Storm Drainage pipe and structure installation
  • Possibly begin grading the roadway on 7th Street

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Many water services were tied over to the new water main and replaced all the way into the home – nearly 20 of them
  • This has been the focus of the project lately

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 2, 2023

  • More water service replacements – hopefully finish as many as possible to get the last few done on 7th Street
  • Water Main Tie-in Is scheduled for the intersection of 7th and Summit on Tuesday, October 3, 2023
    • This will affect nearly 100 residents on 7th Street between Broadway and Rotterdam, on Summit between 8th and 5th, and on 6th, between Summit and Oakwood who haven’t been tied over to the 18-inch water main yet
  • Water Main Tie-in is scheduled for the intersection of Amsterdam and 6th Street on Wednesday, October 4, 2023
    • This will affect nearly 100 residents on 6th Street between Summit and Norton – no matter which water main they are connected to, and on 7th Street between Rotterdam and Summit.
  • Storm drainage pipes and structures will be installed in locations on 7th Street
  • A sanitary manhole may be replaced at Amsterdam and 7th Street

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 9, 2023

  • Finish any remaining water service replacements
  • Additional water main tie-ins to the existing water system
  • Additional Storm Drainage pipe and structure installation
  • Possibly begin grading

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Completed water main in Amsterdam between 7th Street and 6th Street
  • Installed water main in Summit between 7th Street and 6th Street

 

Work Anticipated Week of September 11, 2023

  • Complete water main installation in Summit between 7th Street and 6th Street
  • Water main will begin to be tested for leaks and safety

 

Work Anticipated Week of September 18, 2023

  • Begin water main connections of the new water main to the existing water system – this will involve water main shut downs.  Customers will be notified ahead of time.
  • Water service replacements

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • All water main on 7th Street has been installed – over 2,000 feet of pipe!
  • Water main in installed in Amsterdam between Highland and 7th Street was installed

 

Work Anticipated Week of September 4, 2023 (Labor Day)

  • No work will take place on Monday, September 4, 2023
  • Water main will continue to be installed on Amsterdam between 7th and 6th Street
  • Water main will be installed in Summit between 7th Street and 6th Street
  • Water main will begin to be tested for leaks and safety
  • Possibly begin installing and replacing some drainage system piping

 

Work Anticipated Week of September 11, 2023

  • Begin water main connections of the new water main to the existing water system – this will involve water main shut downs.  Customers will be notified ahead of time.
  • Installation of storm drainage pipes and structures
  • Gather information for scheduling water service replacements