Important Information

The City of North Muskegon will be reconstructing Bear Lake Road from Ruddiman Drive to Pennsylvania Avenue. Work will include the replacement of water services from the homes to the water main in the street. Some water main upgrades will also be installed as part of the project.

Construction will begin on August 31, 2020 and is expected to continue until mid-November. The designated detour route is Fenner Road/Buys Road and Ruddiman Drive. Access will be maintained to the local street off Bear Lake Road.

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McCormick Sand of Twin Lake will be conducting the work and Prein&Newhof is the engineer for the project.

 

Dave Vander Molen
McCormick Sand
(231) 766–0466

 

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

 

Chad Shepard
On-site Contact
Prein&Newhof
(616) 888–1934

 

City of North Muskegon
(231) 744–1621

City of North Muskegon – Bear Lake Road Reconstruction

This week consisted of prepping for the top course of pavement and driveways. Paving of the top course of the new roadway is scheduled for this Saturday November 6!

 

Work Completed This Week (November 2 – 6)

  • McCormick raised manhole castings and water valve boxes.
  • McCormick prepared drive approaches.
  • Concrete for driveways was installed.
  • Top course of pavement is scheduled for this weekend.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • The drive approaches will be paved between the concrete and the new roadway.
  • Topsoil will be placed and seeded
  • Pavement striping will be placed if weather permits.

Work Completed This Week (October 26 – 30)

  • McCormick  completed fine grading of the aggregate in preparation of paving.
  • McCormick  began preparing drive approaches.
  • The first course of asphalt was paved.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Miscellaneous concrete will be completed
  • Topsoil will be placed.
  • The top course of asphalt is expected to be installed at the end of the week weather permitting.

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Work Completed This Week (October 12 – 16)

  • McCormick  started stripping the old road aggregate and placing new aggregate.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Complete installation of road aggregate
  • Installation of concrete curb and gutter.

 

This week saw the Contractor (McCormick Sand) replacing storm sewer at various locations.  

Work Completed This Week (September 28 – October 2)

  • McCormick  completed all storm sewer improvements.
  • Water service replacement continued.
 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Water service replacement will continue throughout the week
  • Monday morning the roadway will be removed, access will be maintained using the aggregate under the roadway.
  • Work will begin near the end of the week on reconstruction the roadway by removing the gravel and replacing it.  This will proceed for the next couple of weeks.
  • Driveway removals may start near the end of the week.

This week saw the Contractor (McCormick Sand) replacing storm sewer at various locations.

 

Work Completed this Week (September 21 to September 25)

  • McCormick  completed storm sewer improvements at Casenelli and McConnell.
  • McCormick  began storm sewer improvements at Lancaster.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Water service replacement will continue throughout the week
  • Storm sewer replacement at Lancaster will be completed.
  • Driveway removals may be started near the end of the week.

 

Advance Notice

Removal of the roadway is scheduled for October 5. Reconstruction of the roadway will begin at that time as well.

Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions.

This week saw the Contractor (McCormick Sand) installing water hydrants, new water main valves and some storm sewer.

 

Work Completed This Week (September 14 – 18)

  • McCormick  completed water main improvements at the McConnell Intersection.
  • McCormick  completed a number of water services.
  • McCormick  began storm sewer replacements at Casenelli and McConnell Intersections.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Water service replacement will continue
  • Storm sewer replacement at Casenelli and Lancaster will be completed.
  • Driveway removals may be started near the end of the week.

 

This week we saw the Contractor (McCormick Sand) setting up traffic control signage, mobilizing equipment, and getting ready for upcoming work. For the first few weeks, the project will consist of water service replacements and miscellaneous utility improvements.

 

Work Completed This Week (August 31 – September 4)

  • McCormick set up traffic control and started mobilizing equipment to site.
  • McCormick completed some exploratory digging for utilities in preparation of work in the coming week.
  • McCormick began removing the curb and some pavement.

 

Anticipated Work Next Week

  • Water services will be replaced, starting at the south end of the project.
  • Water system improvements consisting of valve replacements and a new hydrant will be completed possibly near the end of the week. This work will require temporary shut downs of the water. Notification will be provided to affected residents in advance.

The City of North Muskegon will be reconstructing Bear Lake Road from Ruddiman Drive to Pennsylvania Avenue. This project will include replacement of the full roadway and miscellaneous water and storm sewer repairs. The project will further involve replacing all water services from the water main to the meter in the house.

This week, McCormick Sand will be moving equipment in, setting up traffic control and beginning the water service replacement work.

In order to complete this project in a timely matter, we will need your help and cooperation. Below is information regarding several topics that may be of concern.

 

Construction Schedule

The project is scheduled to begin the week of August 31, 2020. Work will generally be conducted between the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM from Monday through Friday, with possible work on Saturdays. The work will be completed by McCormick Sand of Twin Lakes, MI. For the safety of all residents and construction crews, we ask that residents stay out of the construction area during and after work hours and to be aware of construction equipment in the area.

 

Access

The affected roads will be closed but will stay accessible to residents in the immediate construction area throughout the project, except for short periods of time when work is being completed in the intersections. Individual driveway access will be interrupted during periods of time for a few hours, but in all cases will be restored by the end of the workday.

 

Driveways and Restoration

Driveways that are disrupted during construction will be replaced at the same location, and equal in size and type to the existing drive.  Temporary driveway material will also be placed and maintained to provide access to residences during construction. Disturbed grass areas will be restored with topsoil, seed, fertilizer, and mulch.

If you have underground sprinklers installed along the road, please mark the heads and approximate locations of the pipe and if possible, remove the heads. The Contractor will attempt to avoid damaging irrigation systems however if they are damaged, they will repair them.

 

Mail

The Contractor will make the necessary arrangements with the postal service to assure uninterrupted mail delivery. You will be notified if your mailbox is relocated.

 

Garbage Pick-up

The Contractor will make the necessary arrangements with the appropriate waste management companies to assure uninterrupted garbage pickup. Please write your name and address on your garbage bin in a visible location to assist in returning your bin to the proper house.

 

Water Services

All of the water services within the project area will be replaced up to the meter. The City may be contacting you shortly regarding upcoming water service replacements. If you have not received information regarding water service replacement, please contact the City. Please read carefully the literature provided by the City for flushing your water pipes following construction.