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Plainfield Charter Township - Jericho and Airway Pathways

Important Information

This summer, Plainfield Charter Township will be extending the Shared Use Pathway network on Jericho Avenue and on Airway Street.

The section on Jericho Avenue will extend the pathway from Kroes Street at Rockford High School north to make connection to the White Pine Trail. The new pathway will be on the west side of Jericho Avenue.

The section on Airway Street will connect Hunsberger Avenue, near Northview High School, east to Plainfield Avenue on the south side of the street.

The Contractor, Al’s Excavating, Inc. of Hamilton, MI, anticipates starting work on Monday, June 12, after both schools are out.

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Contact

Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field.

Scott Post, PE
Project Liaison
(616) 485-0281

Carlee Thompson, EIT
On-Site Contact
(218) 398-0554

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Al’s Excavating, Inc.
Office: (269) 751-5158

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Plainfield Charter Township
Bill Fischer, Community Development Director
(616) 364-1190

Progress Report: This week, Al’s Excavating finished up all paving operations for the project and started the final restoration.

Upcoming Work: Next week crews will work on topsoil and seeding and replacing driveways on the north side of the Rogue River. They hope to be completely done within the next couple of weeks.

Upcoming Work: Next week Monday June 3rd they anticipate they will pave the final course of asphalt on the path north of the Rogue River and continue with restoration. They hope to be complete with the entire project within a couple weeks.

Progress Report: This week Al’s Excavating has been working on restoration.

Upcoming Work: Next week they anticipate they will pave the final course of asphalt on the path north of the Rogue River and continue with restoration. They hope to be complete with the entire project within a couple weeks.

Progress Report: This week the base layer of asphalt was completed to connect the last stretch of the Jericho Trail to the White Pine Trail. There is still one more course of asphalt that will be paved soon.

Upcoming Work: The remaining work and final steps of the trail construction are on track to be completed by the first week of June.

We appreciate your patience and continued attention to the safety of our crews and equipment as we work to complete this project.

Progress Report: Completion is near for the final stages of the Jericho Trail. This week the crews graded and prepared the gravel grade for paving. The storm sewer construction is complete. Crews also completed the hydrant relocations since the last update.

Upcoming Work: The paving crew is planning to pave in the near future followed by topsoil and seeding along the remaining pathway. We anticipate that the trail will be fully open by the first week of June!

Construction is back in full swing! We hope you are enjoying the previously completed stretches of the trail along Jericho Avenue! Starting this week work will continue along the north side of the Rogue River bridge.

Upcoming Work: Crews plan to relocate hydrants and begin installing storm sewer tomorrow April 24th. Followed by pathway grading and construction starting on Monday April 29th in preparation for paving.

Extra Notes: We appreciate your patience and attention to the crews onsite while they wrap up this project and complete the connection to the White Pine Trail. We anticipate that construction will be wrapped up by the first week of June.

The construction season has come to an end on the two pathway projects in Plainfield Township.

On Jericho Avenue, Al’s Excavating and their subcontractors have completed both layers of asphalt along the pathway from Kroes to Peter Creek Drive. They will be working first thing this spring to install the storm sewer on the north side of the Rogue River Bridge and to make the pathway connection to the White Pine Trail. This work, along with sign installation and permanent pavement markings, is set to resume as soon as favorable weather permits this spring. Temporary safety measures are in place for the winter to ensure pedestrian safety and slope stability until weather permits and crews can return to finalize the construction work. We appreciate your patience with this process and hope you are already enjoying the completed sections of trail! This construction update page will remain open and will be updated with further information in the coming months.

On Airway Street, Al’s Excavating has a small amount of paving as well as sign installation and pavement markings to complete. This work will be completed in the spring along with any punch list restoration and clean up activities. We thank you for your patience with these processes and look forward to seeing you out there enjoying the trail!

This week, the concrete crews were back out on Airway Street and Jericho Avenue to finish the access ramps.

The remainder of the work onsite this year will be site clean up. Al’s Excavating will be back first thing this spring to install the storm sewer and finish the connection to the White Pine Trail on Jericho. They also have some paving yet to do. If we get nice weather in December, they may return yet this year to finish the paving.

Al’s Excavating crews were able to continue construction with the great weather this week. Crews formed and poured the remaining concrete curb openings and paved the first of two layers of asphalt on the remaining section of pathway to the bridge. Both Airway Street and Jericho Avenue also had the hydroseeding work completed this week.

Next week, the concrete crew will be back onsite to finish the access ramps at Peter Creek and Ella Terrace Drives. They will also complete final fall punch list items and prepare the pathway for winter. They will resume construction on the south of the Rogue River Bridge to connect to the White Pine Trail next spring.

This week, crews continued to complete the remaining tasks on Airway Street and Jericho Avenue. Restoration efforts and concrete approach were completed along several sections.

Next week, weather permitting, they will pave the remaining sections along Jericho to the Rogue River Bridge and continue the seeding and restoration efforts along the pathway corridor. Thanks for your continued caution and attention to vehicle speed along this stretch!