Important Information

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

Once the water service stub has been installed out to the public road right-of-way in front of your house, you will receive a letter from our staff on site informing you that your water service is ready for connection. You will have sixty (60) days from the date of the letter to connect to the municipal water system. If you have not already contacted a private water service contractor about installing your free water service, you should do so as soon as possible to ensure you can meet the sixty (60) day connection requirement.

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.

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Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field on behalf of Plainfield Charter Township.

Joe Monsma
On-Site Contact
(616) 570–1404

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

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

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Contractor: Wyoming Excavators

Nate Post
(616) 691–7368

Plainfield Township – Water System Extension: Belmont Ave. & Pixley Ave. & Van Dam Dr.

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Progress Report

This week:
  • Tree clearing was completed on Pixley Avenue.
  • Wyoming Excavators completed water main installation along Wildwood Creek Drive.
  • Wyoming Excavators started water main installation on the south end of Pixley Avenue.
  • Wyoming Excavators completed water service installation along Van Dam Drive.
Next week:
  • The White Pine Trail will be closed at Packer Drive on Wednesday, September 22 to facilitate water main construction across the trail as part of a separate water main project.
  • Wyoming Excavators will be finishing water main installation on Pixley Avenue.
  • Wyoming Excavators will start installing water services on Wildwood Creek Drive.
  • Wildwood Creek Drive will have the other half of the road pulverized on Tuesday, September 21 in preparation for road reconstruction.

 

What to Expect

September
  • Water main construction along Pixley Avenue
  • Water service construction along Wildwood Creek Drive
  • Wildwood Creek Drive road reconstruction
October
  • Water service construction along Pixley Avenue
Long Term
  • As soon as the water main in one area is complete, tested, and ready for water service connections, Plainfield Township will communicate with you to start the process of installing water services on private property.
  • Estimated project completion date: October 23

 

Project Timeline

September
  • Water service installation on Belmont Avenue
  • Water service construction on Van Dam Drive
  • Water main and water service construction on Wildwood Creek Drive
Mid-September – Mid-October
  • Water main and water service construction on Pixley Avenue

Belmont Area White Pine Trail Closure

The Trail will be fully closed to trail users on Wednesday, September 22, for water main construction at Packer Drive. The closure will last one day. The Trail will be temporarily restored with gravel at Packer Drive until a later date when the pavement can be replaced. Trail users can anticipate seeing signage along the Trail cautioning users of the Trial closure and additional signage prohibiting users from entering the immediate construction area.

Future trail closures for trail pavement restoration at Packer Drive and Wildwood Creek Drive will be communicated when details become available.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact any of the individuals listed to the left.

Progress Report

This Week
  • Wyoming Excavators continued water main installation along Wildwood Creek Drive.
  • Wyoming Excavators continued lawn restoration along Belmont Avenue.
  • Wyoming Excavators completed two water main tie-ins at Belmont Avenue and Van Dam Drive.
  • Wyoming Excavators started water service installation along Van Dam Drive.
Next Week
  • Wyoming Excavators will finishing water main installation on Wildwood Creek Drive and plan to start water main construction on Pixley Avenue.
  • Wyoming Excavators will continue water service installation on Van Dam Drive and start lawn restoration.
  • Tree clearing will begin on Pixley Avenue.

 

What to Expect

September
  • Water service construction along Van Dam Drive.
  • Water main construction along Wildwood Creek Drive.
  • Tree Clearing along Pixley Avenue to begin September 13.
  • Water main construction along Pixley Avenue.
  • Water service construction along Wildwood Creek Drive.
  • Water service construction along Pixley Avenue.
Long Term
  • As soon as the water main in one area is complete, tested, and ready for water service connections, Plainfield Township will communicate with you to start the process of installing water services on private property.
  • Estimated project completion date: October 23

 

Important Information

Once the water service stub has been installed out to the public road right-of-way in front of your house, you will receive a letter from our staff on site informing you that your water service is ready for connection. You will have sixty (60) days from the date of the letter to connect to the municipal water system. If you have not already contacted a private water service contractor about installing your free water service, you should do so as soon as possible to ensure you can meet the sixty (60) day connection requirement.

 

Project Timeline

  • September
    • Water service construction on Belmont Avenue
    • Water service construction on Van Dam Drive
    • Water main and water service construction on Wildwood Creek Drive
  • Mid-September – Mid-October
    • Water main and water service construction on Pixley Avenue

Progress Report

This week:
  • Wyoming Excavators completed water service installation along Belmont Avenue.
  • Wyoming is working with the Plainfield Water Department on completing the disinfection testing procedures for the new water main along Van Dam Drive. Once the testing is completed, water service installation will begin along Van Dam Drive.
  • Wyoming continued water main installation at the south end of Wildwood Creek Drive and installed water main across the White Pine Trail.
  • In case you were not aware, the White Pine Trail was constructed along an old railroad track, which is why it is so straight and there are no hills. While installing the water main through the trail, the original railroad tracks were uncovered under the Trail! (See picture below)
  • The Trail was temporarily repaved that same day and opened back up to trail users in less than 10 hours.
 
Next week:
  • Wyoming will continue water main installation along Wildwood Creek Drive. Please be patient with the crew as they work as quickly as possible to install the new water main and maintain access for residents behind the work area.
  • Pending passing disinfection test, Wyoming will install water services along Van Dam Drive.
  • Prien&Newhof survey crews will be on site next week on Pixley Avenue to install grade stakes for the water main. Tree clearing is scheduled to begin on Pixley Avenue September 13.

 

What to Expect

September
  • Water service construction along Van Dam Drive.
  • Water main construction along Wildwood Creek Drive.
  • Tree Clearing along Pixley Avenue to begin September 13.
  • Water main construction along Pixley Avenue.
  • Water service construction along Wildwood Creek Drive.
  • Water service construction along Pixley Avenue.
 
Long Term
  • As soon as the water main in one area is complete, tested, and ready for water service connections, Plainfield Township will communicate with you to start the process of installing water services on private property.
  • Estimated project completion date: October 9

 

Important Information

Once the water service stub has been installed out to the public road right-of-way in front of your house, you will receive a letter from our staff on site informing you that your water service is ready for connection. You will have sixty (60) days from the date of the letter to connect to the municipal water system. If you have not already contacted a private water service contractor about installing your free water service, you should do so as soon as possible to ensure you can meet the sixty (60) day connection requirement.

 

Project Timeline

  • September
    • Water service construction on Belmont Avenue
    • Water service construction on Van Dam Drive
    • Water main and water service construction on Wildwood Creek Drive
  • Mid-September – Mid-October
    • Water main and water service construction on Pixley Avenue

Progress Report

This week:
  • Wyoming Excavators completed water main installation along Van Dam Drive
  • Wyoming is working with the Plainfield Water Department on completing the disinfection testing procedures for the new water main along Belmont Avenue between Pixley Avenue and Van Dam Drive. Once the testing is completed, water service installation will continue along Belmont Avenue.
  • Wyoming began water main installation at the south end of Wildwood Creek Drive.
  • Wyoming installed a 48-inch diameter culvert extension in preparation for the Kent County Road Commission’s Belmont Avenue Reconstruction project which is planned for 2022 construction.
 
Next week:
  • Wyoming will continue water main installation along Wildwood Creek Drive. Please be patient with the crew as they work as quickly as possible to install the new water main and maintain access for residents behind the work area.
  • The White Pine Trail will be closed to trail users on Wednesday, September 1, between Wildwood Creek and Packer Drive.
  • Pending passing disinfection test, Wyoming will install water services along Belmont Avenue.

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

 

What to Expect

September
  • Water service construction along Belmont Avenue.
  • Water service construction along Van Dam Drive.
  • Water main construction along Wildwood Creek Drive.
 
Long Term
  • As soon as the water main in one area is complete, tested, and ready for water service connections, Plainfield Township will communicate with you to start the process of installing water services on private property.

 

Project Timeline

  • September
    • Water service construction on Belmont Avenue
  • September
    • Water main and water service construction on Van Dam Drive
  • September
    • Water main and water service construction on Wildwood Creek Drive
  • Mid-September – Mid-October
    • Water main and water service construction on Pixley Avenue

 

Estimated project completion date: October 9

 

Progress Report

The White Pine Trail will be fully closed to trail users on Wednesday, September 1st for water main construction at Wildwood Creek Drive and tree clearing at Packer Drive. The closure will last one day. The Trail will be temporarily restored with gravel at Wildwood Creek Drive until a later date when the pavement can be replaced. Trail users can anticipate seeing signage along the Trail cautioning users of the Trial closure and additionally signage prohibiting users from entering the immediate construction area. No trail detour is available.

 

Future trail closures for water main construction at Packer Drive and pavement replacement will be communicated when details become available.  

Progress Report

The west and south half of Wildwood Creek will be pulverized on Saturday (8/21) in preparation for water main construction to start middle of next week.

This week:
  • Wyoming completed water main installation along Belmont Avenue and began the testing process of this new water main.
  • Wyoming installed water main across Van Dam Drive at Pixley Avenue.
  • Wyoming began water main installation along the north side of Van Dam Drive heading east to Wildwood Creek Drive.
Next week:
  • Wyoming will complete water main installation along Van Dam Drive.
  • Wyoming will begin water main installation on Wildwood Creek Drive. Wyoming plans to start water main construction at the dead end and work their way out to Van Dam Drive. Access during construction will be maintained, however, we ask that you have patience with the crews as there may be some minor delays. Please plan accordingly, Wyoming will be working to install the water main as quickly as possible.

Once the water service stub has been installed out to the public road right-of-way in front of your house, you will receive a letter from our staff on site informing you that your water service is ready for connection. You will have sixty (60) days from the date of the letter to connect to the municipal water system. If you have not already contacted a private water service contractor about installing your free water service, you should do so as soon as possible to ensure you can meet the sixty (60) day connection requirement.

 

What to Expect

August
  • Water main construction along Van Dam Drive.
  • Water service construction along Belmont Avenue.
  • Water main construction along Wildwood Creek Drive.
Long Term
  • As soon as the water main in one area is complete, tested, and ready for water service connections, Plainfield Township will communicate with you to start the process of installing water services on private property.
  • Estimated project completion date: October 9

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Water service construction on Belmont Avenue
  • August – Mid-September
    • Water main and water service construction on Van Dam Drive
  • Late-August – September
    • Water main and water service construction on Wildwood Creek Drive
  • Mid-September – Mid-October
    • Water main and water service construction on Pixley Avenue

Progress Report

Belmont Avenue will be open to thru traffic by the end of the day Friday, August 13.

This week:
  • Wyoming is on track to complete water main installation along Belmont Avenue by the end of the day today (Friday).
  • Nashville Construction, KCRC’s guardrail subcontractor, finished the guardrail replacement along Belmont Avenue.
  • Wyoming installed water service stubs out to the public road right-of-way at the south end of Belmont Avenue (just north of Post Drive).
Next week:
  • Wyoming will begin water main installation along Van Dam Drive. Water main installation will begin at Belmont Avenue and progress to the east.
  • Wyoming will pressure test and disinfect the newly installed water main along Belmont Avenue between Pixley Avenue and Van Dam Drive. Once the testing is complete, water service installation can continue along Belmont Avenue.

 

Once the water service stub has been installed out to the public road right-of-way in front of your house, you will receive a letter from our staff on site informing you that your water service is ready for connection. You will have sixty (60) days from the date of the letter to connect to the municipal water system. If you have not already contacted a private water service contractor about installing your free water service, you should do so as soon as possible to ensure you can meet the sixty (60) day connection requirement.

 

What to Expect

August
  • Water main construction along Van Dam Drive.
  • Water service construction along Belmont Avenue.
Long Term
  • As soon as the water main in one area is complete, tested, and ready for water service connections, Plainfield Township will communicate with you to start the process of installing water services on private property.
  • Estimated project completion date: October 9

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Water main and water service construction on Belmont Avenue
  • August – Mid-September
    • Water main and water service construction on Van Dam Drive
  • September
    • Water main and water service construction on Wildwood Creek Drive
  • Mid-September – Mid-October
    • Water main and water service construction on Pixley Avenue

Progress Report

Belmont Avenue will continue to be closed to thru traffic through Friday (8/13.) Please follow the posted detours around the construction areas.

Packer Drive will be closed to thru traffic through the end of October.

This week:

  • Wyoming continued water main installation along Belmont Avenue and installed water main across Belmont Avenue at Van Dam Drive.
  • Belmont Avenue asphalt was replaced where removed for water main construction so that the road could be reopened. The Kent County Road Commission intends to fully reconstruct Belmont Avenue in 2022 which is why the road will not be replaced as part of this project.
  • Chop, Wyoming’s tree clearing subcontractor, removed trees along Van Dam Drive in preparation for water main construction.
  • Wyoming installed two water services on the section of the water main that is under the asphalt.
  • Wyoming is completing the connection to the existing water main today (8/6).
  • Kent County Road Commission has their guardrail subcontractor install new guardrail south of Pixley Avenue.

Next week:

  • Wyoming will complete water main installation along Belmont Avenue.
  • Wyoming will install water services along Belmont Avenue starting at Post Drive and moving north.

 

What to Expect

August
  • Water main construction along Belmont Avenue and Van Dam Drive.
  • Water service construction along Belmont Avenue.
Long Term
  • As soon as the water main in one area is complete, tested, and ready for water service connections, Plainfield Township will communicate with you to start the process of installing water services on private property.
  • Estimated project completion date: October 9

 

Important Information

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.

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Water main and water service construction on Belmont Avenue
  • August — Mid-September
    • Water main and water service construction on Van Dam Drive
  • September
    • Water main and water service construction on Wildwood Creek Drive
  • Mid-September — Mid-October
    • Water main and water service construction on Pixley Avenue

Progress Report

Belmont Avenue will continue to be closed to thru traffic through next Friday (8/6). Please follow the posted detours around the construction areas.

Packer Drive will be closed to thru traffic through the end of October.

This is necessary to provide time for the new water main to be pressure tested and disinfected, installation of two water services that are connected to the water main under the road, installation of new guardrail, and paving of Belmont Avenue at the three locations where the water main is under the road.

This week:

  • Wyoming Excavators continued water main installation along Belmont Avenue and installed water main across Belmont Avenue at Pixley Avenue.
  • Wyoming Excavators began the pressure test and disinfect the newly installed water main.
  • Chop, Wyoming’ tree clearing subcontractor, removed trees along Belmont Avenue.

Next week:

  • Chop will start tree clearing along the north side of Van Dam Drive. Trees within the public road right-of-way will be removed only as necessary for water main installation. Trees which will be removed were marked with a pink X on Friday (7/30).
  • Wyoming Excavators plans to complete water main installation along Belmont Avenue.
  • Wyoming Excavators will complete the connection to the existing water main at Post Drive. The Plainfield Water Department will inform residents whose water service will be temporarily affected by the shutdown which is necessary to make the connection.
  • Wyoming Excavators will install water services to 6694 & 6725 Belmont Avenue.
  • Kent County Road Commission will replace the guardrail on the west side of Belmont Avenue.
  • Belmont Avenue pavement that has been affected by construction will be replaced on Friday with the goal of having Belmont Avenue open to traffic by the end of the day Friday.

In the coming weeks you will receive a letter explaining necessary steps you must take to have the private portion of your water service installed. If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to Jeremy Kamp (see contact information to the right).

 

What to Expect

August
  • Water main construction along Belmont Avenue and Van Dam Drive.
  • Water service construction along Belmont Avenue.
Long Term
  • As soon as the water main in one area is complete, tested, and ready for water service connections, Plainfield Township will communicate with you to start the process of installing water services on private property.
  • Estimated project completion date: October 9

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Water main and water service construction on Belmont Avenue
  • August  Mid-September
    • Water main and water service construction on Van Dam Drive
  • September
    • Water main and water service construction on Wildwood Creek Drive
  • Mid-September — Mid-October
    • Water main and water service construction on Pixley