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City of Norton Shores - Water Main & Water Service Extensions

Important Information

This project is designed to extend the municipal water system and connect homes that have been affected by PFAS contamination in the following areas:

  • Keller Street, north of Randall (private street)
  • Aue Road, east of Miller (dead end private street/gravel road)
  • Seng Road, Eugene to Hile
  • Kunz Road, Eugene to Hile
  • Petrie Avenue, west of Grand Haven Road to dead end
  • Wilson Avenue, west of Grand Haven Road to dead end
  • Loop of water main on Airport property between the ends of Petrie and Wilson Avenues

 

There will be times that the area in front of your homes is torn up and you will have limited access to your home. Please let us know if you have any special access needs and we will do our best to make arrangements with you.

The contractor will be contacting you to make arrangements for mail delivery and garbage collection. Please let us know if you have any problems with this.

Please share this information with your neighbors who may not have email or access to the internet.

Contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to a successful project in your area!

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Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field on behalf of the City of Norton Shores.

Karl Heindlmeyer
Onsite Contact
(616) 558-3678

Dan Sorek, PE
Project Manager
(616) 218-2940
dsorek@preinnewhof.com

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Contractor Information:

Jackson-Merkey Contractors of Muskegon, MI
Patrick Jackson
24-Hour Emergency Contact
(231) 670-2740

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Work Completed this Past Week and Recently:

  • Road restoration on Petrie and Wilson continued with asphalt base on the south half of the road over the water main trench and removal of the old asphalt on the north side of the road
  • Driveway restorations on Petrie and Wilson
  • Restorations along Petrie and Wilson in the yards
  • Private water service connections

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 13, 2023

  • Final paving on Petrie and Wilson is tentatively scheduled for Monday, November 13
  • PLEASE BE AWARE THIS MEANS ACCESS WILL BE LIMITED UNTIL THE ASPHALT IS COOL ENOUGH TO DRIVE ON BECAUSE THIS IS A DEAD END ROAD AND BOTH LANES WILL BE PAVED!
  • Lawn restorations and mailbox restorations will be completed on Petrie and Wilson
  • Additional private side water service installations

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 20, 2023

  • Punchlist work
  • Continue to connect private side water services through the winter

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023.  Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.

Work Completed this Past Week and Recently:

  • Road restoration preparation on Wilson and Petrie west of Grand Haven Road – Road base gravel has been spread
  • Preparations are being made to mill the remaining asphalt and then pave the entire roadway
  • Private water service connections

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 6, 2023

  • Tentative schedule for 1st course of asphalt on Wilson and Petrie is scheduled for Monday, November 6 – Weather Dependent
  • Milling the remaining asphalt on Wilson and Petrie
  • Concrete restoration work on driveways on Wilson and Petrie
  • Asphalt driveways on Petrie and Wilson
  • Top course of asphalt on Petrie and Wilson late in the week (Nov 9 or 10 – again weather dependent)
  • Road restoration on Wilson and Petrie including grading and placement of gravel road base material
  • Additional private side water service installations

 

Work Anticipated Week of November 13, 2023

  • Lawn restoration and mailboxes on Petrie and Wilson
  • Punchlist work
  • Continue to connect private side water services through the winter

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023.  Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.

Work Completed this Past Week and Recently:

  • Water service stubs were installed on Wilson
  • Topsoil restoration and hydroseeding on Seng, Kunz and Aue

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 23, 2023

  • Work will begin on some private side water service installations
  • Road restoration on Wilson and Petrie including grading and placement of gravel road base material

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 30, 2023

  • Have the road ready for paving on Petrie and Wilson
  • Driveway restoration on Petrie and Wilson
  • Lawn restoration and backfilling on Petrie and Wilson
  • Additional private water service installations which will likely continue through the winter

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023.  Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.

Work Completed this Past Week and Recently:

  • Water main in Wilson was tied in to the water system on Grand Haven Road
  • All water main is now live and in service on Seng, Kunz, Aue, Petrie, Wilson and the easement between Petrie and Wilson
  • Water service stubs have been installed on Wilson and Petrie
  • Asphalt paving restoration has been completed for Seng, Kunz, Aue and for asphalt driveway approaches
  • Gravel road restoration on Aue Road

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 16, 2023

  • Continued water service stub installations on Wilson and Petrie
  • Begin cleaning up the pavement and start remaining pavement removals on Petrie and Wilson
  • Restoration along Seng, Kunz and Aue will be ongoing
  • Restoration will begin along Petrie and Wilson

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 23, 2023

  • Prepare for paving on Wilson and Petrie with gravel road base material
  • Continue water service installations and begin connections of homes to new water services

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023. Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Completed water main connection at Petrie and Grand Haven Road making this water main live
  • Completed water main installation in Wilson to Grand Haven Road and began testing before connecting to the existing system
  • Began installing water service stubs to the new water main on Petrie

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 9, 2023

  • Water main will be connected at Wilson and Grand Haven Road on Monday, October 2, 2023.  This should not affect anyone’s water.
  • Water service stubs will continue on Petrie
  • Water service stubs will begin on Wilson
  • Site clean up on Petrie and prepare for restoration

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 16, 2023

  • Finish any remaining paving on Aue/Seng/Kunz
  • Complete all restoration items on Kunz/Seng/Aue
  • Continue water stub installation on Petrie and Wilson

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023. Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.

Work Completed this Past Week and Recently:

  • All water main and service stubs are installed on Seng, Kunz and Aue
  • All water main is installed on Petrie west of Grand Haven Road and in the easement along the Airport – Tests have passed and the main will is now safe to be connected to the system
  • Water main has been installed on Wilson west of Grand Haven Road
  • Concrete driveway approaches and concrete curb radii were replaced on Seng and Kunz
  • Lawn restorations have been done on Seng and Kunz – awaiting seeding

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 2, 2023

  • Water main will be connected at Petrie and Grand Haven Road on Monday, October 2, 2023.  This should not affect anyone’s water.
  • Water service stubs will begin on Petrie on Tuesday
  • Finish water main installation on Wilson and begin testing
  • Remove remaining damaged asphalt on Seng and Kunz
  • Possibly repave asphalt areas on Seng and Kunz and maybe Aue/Miller Intersection – NOTE: Aue Road will be restored east of Miller Road as it was – with asphalt millings

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 9, 2023

  • If paving wasn’t completed on Kunz/Seng/Aue, it will be done this week
  • Complete all restoration items on Kunz/Seng/Aue
  • Continue water stub installation on Petrie
  • Begin edge of road restoration on Petrie
  • Possibly connect Wilson water main to Grand Haven Road water main and new easement water main near Airport

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023.  Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.

Work Completed this Past Week and Recently:

  • All water main work is complete on Seng, Kunz and Aue
  • All water services are installed on Seng, Kunz and Aue
  • Restoration is underway on Seng, Kunz and Aue with backfilling of yards, topsoil and road
  • Water main has been installed on Petrie west of Grand Haven Road
  • Water main between Petrie and Wilson was prepped and pulled into place

 

Work Anticipated Week of September 25, 2023

  • Hydrant installations on Petrie
  • Water main installation on Wilson west of Grand Haven Road
  • Concrete work for curb and gutter at intersections for Seng, Kunz and Aue/Miller on Monday, September 25, 2023 as well as concrete driveway approaches
  • Asphalt repairs on Seng, Kunz and possibly Aue/Miller intersection later next week
  • Some water service connections are possible.

 

Work Anticipated Week of October 2, 2023

  • Finish water main installation on Wilson west of Grand Haven Road
  • Begin testing water main on Wilson and Petrie for final connections to Grand Haven Road water main
  • Lawn restorations on Aue, Kunz and Seng
  • Water service connections may continue

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023. Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.

Work Anticipated to be Complete this Week:

  • Water main installed on Aue Road east of Miller Road
  • Water main tested and passed on Kunz Street
  • Long side water service stubs installed on Seng Road
  • Pavement removals will begin on Petrie and Wilson Avenues west of Grand Haven Road (Friday)

 

Work Anticipated Week of September 11, 2023

  • Monday, Sept 11, 2023 (WEATHER DEPENDENT) – Planned water service shut down for customers on Hile Road between August Road and Earl Road, including all residents on Earl Street, John Avenue, Ida Street, and Eugene Avenue east of Earl Street. This impacts roughly 100 customers. Water is planned to be off around 9 AM until 5 PM. Work will be to tie-in the new water main in Kunz Street at Hile Road first which may restore service to most of these customers around noon and then at Seng Road and Hile Road.
    • Note:  If after your water is shut off and you experience discolored water – please run your COLD water through a bath tub spigot until the water clears. If it appears cloudy, this is due to tiny air bubbles in the water.  If it appears reddish or yellow, this is due to increased iron, but the water is safe. Flushing the water will clear the water up over time. If it does not, please notify Dan Sorek or the City of Norton Shores Water Department.
  • Water main testing on Aue Road
  • Water main connection on Aue Road – this may impact residents briefly on Aue Road east of address 460 Aue Road (approximately 30 customers) for a couple of hours
  • New water service stubs will be installed on Seng and Kunz
  • Continue pavement removals on Petrie and Wilson Avenues west of Grand Haven Road
  • Begin water main installation on Petrie Road west of Grand Haven Road

 

Work Anticipated Week of September 18, 2023

  • Complete installation of water main connection at Aue Road if not completed
  • Water main service stubs on Aue Road
  • Continue water main installation on Petrie Avenue west of Grand Haven Road

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023.  Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Water main installed last week on Seng was tested for leaks and safety and it passed all tests!
  • Water main on Seng was connected to the City water system on Eugene making it live
  • Water main was installed on Kunz between Eugene and Hile
  • Water main on Kunz was tested for leaks
  • Pavement was removed at the intersection of Aue and Miller

 

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

  • No work will take place on Labor Day
  • Water main on Kunz will be tested for safety
  • If the water main on Kunz passes the safety test, the water main on Seng and Kunz will be tied in to the existing water main system on Hile at the same time. This will temporarily shut down water to roughly 100 residents on Hile Road between August Road and Earl Roads, including all residents on Earl Street, John Avenue, Ida Street and Eugene Avenue east of Earl Street.
  • New water service stubs will be installed on Seng
  • Water main pipe will begin installation on Aue Road east of Miller

 

Work Anticipated Week of September 11, 2023

  • Complete water main connections on Kunz and Eugene if not completed
  • Continue installation of water main on Aue Road if not completed
  • Begin testing of water main on Aue Road if it is completed the previous week
  • Continue water service installation on Seng and Kunz

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023. Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.

Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Staking was done to mark out removal limits on Seng, Kunz and Aue
  • Sawcutting of Pavement on Seng, Kunz and Aue
  • Pavement removal, including driveway approaches on the west side of Seng between Eugene and Hile
  • Water main pipe was installed on Seng between Eugene and Hile
  • Residents on Seng – Temporary mailboxes were moved to Hile and will be moved to Eugene at the request of USPS on Monday, August 28, 2023.

 

Work Anticipated Week of August 28, 2023

  • New water main on Seng Road will be tested and if passed, will be tied to the existing water distribution system
  • Pavement removals and driveways on the west side of Kunze between Eugene and Hile
  • New water main pipe will be installed on Kunz Street between Eugene and Hile
  • Residents on Kunz – Mailboxes are not planned to be relocated since work will not be done on the side of the road that the mailboxes are on.

 

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

  • No work will take place on Labor Day
  • New water main pipe on Kunz will be tested and if passed, will be tied to the existing water distribution system
  • Pavement removals and driveways on the north side of Aue Road east of Miller
  • New water main pipe will be installed on Aue Road east of Miller

 

Construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2023.  Please watch for more information about connecting to the new water main for those residents connecting to the new water main.