Work Completed to This Past Week:
We did get some snow cover on Monday which delayed the project about a day. However, the contractor began removing pavement on Wednesday, March 15 and all the asphalt has been removed from 8th Street between Oakwood and Summit and on Rotterdam between 8th and 9th Streets. Concrete curb and gutter and driveway approaches were removed. The road has been graded and driveways restored with gravel. Equipment and materials have been delivered to the site. Existing utilities have been located, marked and staked.
There is no work planned for tomorrow, Saturday, March 18, 2023. However, Saturday work may be required in the future.
Work Anticipated Week of March 20, 2023:
Water main installation will begin. Work will begin at Oakwood and move towards Summit. This will likely take about 2-3 weeks to complete just the water main, valve and hydrant installations. This is the expected work for the next 2 weeks at a minimum. The Contractor will continue to maintain access to local homes, but through traffic will likely be interrupted.
Work on 8th Street and Rotterdam is still on schedule to be complete before June 2023.
At this time, there is no parking allowed on 8th Street between Oakwood and Summit or on Rotterdam between 8th & 9th Streets.
Garbage and mail should continue as scheduled. Please be aware of construction equipment and workers when moving through the site. Let’s try to keep everyone safe!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.