Important Information

This project is designed to provide a redundant supply transmission main to the Buth Pump Station to improve system reliability.

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 below 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 Plainfield Charter Township.

Onsite Contact:
Michael Anderson
(630) 303-1803

Kevin Gritters, PE
Project Manager
(616) 432–6701

Jeremy Kamp, PE
Project Engineer
(616) 432–6709

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Contractor: Dean’s Landscaping and Excavating
(616) 636-5524

Plainfield Township - Buth Pump Station Redundant Supply Transmission Main

 
 

water map

 

Last Two Weeks:

  • Road patches along Pine Island Drive were prepped for paving.
  • Paving is scheduled for Saturday.
  • 16-inch transmission main construction continued north along Pine Island Drive.
  • Pine Island Drive was closed to thru traffic from 6 Mile Road to Buth Drive.

 

Next Week:

  • 16-inch transmission main construction will continue north along Pine Island Drive and should be close to completion by the end of next week.
  • Dean’s will pressure test and disinfect the transmission main between 6 Mile Road and Pendleton Drive.
  • Pine Island Drive will open to thru traffic on Monday.

 

Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

Last Two Weeks:

·         Dean’s completed restoration work along Buth Drive and along Pine Island Drive from Buth Drive to Linedrive Street.

·         Dean’s connected the new transmission main to the existing water main at Pine Island Drive and 6 Mile Road.

·         Dean’s installed new transmission main across Pine Island Drive at 6 Mile Road and continued to install new transmission main to the north from 6 Mile Road.

·         Concrete curb and gutter was replaced at a couple of intersections in preparation for paving next week.

·         Pine Island Drive was closed to thru traffic from 6 Mile Road to Buth Drive on Monday, September 19, to accommodate water main work in the intersection of 6 Mile Road and Pine Island Drive.

 

Next Week:

·         Dean’s will continue transmission main installation along Pine Island Drive, working north from 6 Mile Road.

·         Dean’s will pressure test and disinfect the transmission main between 6 Mile Road and Pendleton Drive.

·         Dean’s will rebuild sections of Pine Island Drive with paving taking place middle to end of next week.

·         Pine Island Drive will be closed to thru traffic between 6 Mile Road and Buth Drive to facilitate transmission main construction and paving of Pine Island Drive road patches.

 

Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

This Week:

  • Dean’s continued transmission main installation in Pine Island Drive, working south from Buth Drive.
  • Buth Drive was closed to thru traffic. Pine Island Drive traffic was shifted west to accommodate the transmission main construction on the east side of the road.

 

Next Week:

  • Dean’s will begin restoration along Pine Island Drive just south of Buth Drive at the beginning of next week.
  • Dean’s will shift traffic on Pine Island Drive to the east at the 6 Mile Road intersection and begin locating existing utilities at this intersection early/mid next week.
  • Dean’s will complete a water main tie-in to the existing water main in the northwest corner of the 6 Mile Road and Pine Island Drive intersection at the end of next week.

 

Starting the Week of September 19:

Pine Island Drive will be closed to thru traffic and detoured to facilitate water main construction across Pine Island Drive at 6 Mile Road and water main construction along Pine Island Drive between 6 Mile Road and Pendleton Drive.

The closure is anticipated to last two (2) weeks. During this time the transmission main will be installed under the Pine Island Drive pavement and the asphalt pavement impacted by construction along Pine Island Drive will be replaced.

Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

 

This Week:

  • Dean’s completed transmission main installation in Buth Drive and crossed Buth Drive at Pine Island Drive.
  • Dean’s pressure tested and disinfected the new transmission main in Buth Drive.
  • Dean’s began transmission main installation in Pine Island Drive at Buth Drive and worked south.
  • Buth Drive was closed to thru traffic. Pine Island Drive traffic was shifted west to accommodate the transmission main construction on the east side of the road.

Next Week:

  • Dean’s will continue transmission main installation along Pine Island Drive.
  • Side streets east of Pine Island Drive will be closed only as needed to install the transmission main across them. Local traffic will be maintained at all times.
Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

This Week:

  • Dean’s continued transmission main installation west along Buth Drive and will be close to finishing the installation on Buth Drive today.
  • Dean’s is currently about one week ahead of their anticipated schedule.
  • Buth Drive was closed to thru traffic.

 

Next Week:

  • Dean’s will complete transmission main installation at the intersection of Buth Drive and Pine Island Drive.
  • Dean’s will cap an old water main on the west side of Pine Island Drive that is no longer in use and crosses Pine Island Dive just north of Pendleton Drive.
  • Two-way traffic along Pine Island Drive will be shifted west to create a work area for transmission main installation on the east side of the road.
  • Dean’s will begin transmission main installation along Pine Island Drive starting at Buth Drive and working south.

 

Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

 

This Week:

  • Dean’s began transmission main installation across from the Pump Station driveway and is working west along Buth Drive.
  • Select tree clearing was completed on Buth Drive to facilitate the water main construction.

Next Week:

  • Dean’s will continue transmission main installation west down Buth Drive to Pine Island Drive.
Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

This Week:

  • Water main pipe was delivered to the site and stored at the pump station property off Buth Drive. The goal of the project is to deliver more water to the ground storage tank seen in the background of the photo below to meet growing water demand in the northwest part of the Township. The project will also provide a second reliable water source feed for the tank and pump station on Buth Drive.

 

Next Week:

  • You can expect to see crews along Buth Drive marking the location of existing underground utilities.
  • Prein&Newhof will have survey crews on site staking the water main location.
  • Dean’s will begin to deliver equipment to the site in preparation for construction to begin on Buth Drive at the Pump Station site on Monday, August 15th.

 

Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

Current Status/Progress Report

The 16-inch ductile iron transmission main pipe has started to arrive on site today and is being stored at the Buth Pump Station site. Dean’s Excavating intends to start transmission main construction on August 15th. Construction will start at the Pump Station driveway (900 Buth Drive) and progress west along Buth, and then south down Pine Island. Transmission main construction along Buth is anticipated to start August 15 and last through the first week of September. Transmission main construction along Pine Island is anticipated to start the first week of September and last through the end of October. Restoration and project clean up will take place at the end of October.Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

Current Status/Progress Report

On March 28, 2022, the Plainfield Charter Township Board of Trustees awarded the water main construction contract to Dean’s Landscaping and Excavating of Sand Lake, MI. This project is designed to provide a redundant supply transmission main to the Buth Pump Station to improve system reliability.

Prior to the water main being installed, trees within the public road rights-of-way will be cleared as necessary. Dean’s will start water main construction in July, pending water main material delivery.

Water main will be installed along the east side of Pine Island Drive and the north side of Buth Drive. There will be short periods of time when water main is being installed in front of your houses and your driveway will be inaccessible. Dean’s will work to restore driveways as soon as possible during the day and will ensure that all driveways are accessible by the end of the workday. Caution is advised while driving through the project area. For the safety of all residents and construction crews, we ask that residents stay out of the construction area at all times and be aware of construction equipment moving throughout the project area.

 

What to Expect

July

Tree clearing and water main construction to begin pending water main material delivery.

Long Term

Water main construction is anticipated to be completed in October 2022.