Important Information

The purpose of this project is two-fold: First, to convert an area north of 5 Mile Road from the Water System’s Intermediate Pressure District to the High Pressure District, which will increase water pressure by about 40 psi. Second, to replace old, cast iron water main that is nearing the end of its useful life. Full road reconstruction will take place in the areas affected by construction.

The area that will be converted to higher pressure is shown in green on the map, and the areas in which physical construction will occur are highlighted in red. All construction needs to occur before the pressure switch can take place, and we will provide additional information about this process as construction progresses.

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

Wayne Wiersema
On-site Contact
(616) 3409791

Kevin Gritters, PE
Project Manager
(616) 4326701

Jeremy Kamp, PE
Project Engineer
(616) 4326709

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Contractor: Schippers Excavating

Trevor Moelker
(616) 4379969

Plainfield Township – Water System: 5 Mile Area Pressure Conversion

 

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Progress Report

Final paving in the Bonneville Drive area is scheduled for Saturday, September 25.

 
This week:
  • General project cleanup was completed in preparation for final paving.
  • The rain has delayed the final top course paving in the Bonneville Drive Area. Black Gold is scheduled to have two crews on site Saturday, September 25, to pave Bonanza Drive, Bonneville Drive, court streets, and the remaining driveways.
 
Next week:
  • H&K Landscaping, Schipper’s lawn restoration subcontractor, will be on site to begin final lawn restoration.

 

What to Expect

September – October
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue
  • Final paving, restoration, and project clean up

Progress Report

This Week
  • Manhole covers and water main valve boxes in the road were adjusted in preparation for final top course paving on Bonneville Drive north of Brisam Street.
  • Black Gold was on site Wednesday and paved most of the asphalt driveways.
Next Week
  • The holes around manhole covers and water main valve boxes will be filled in prior to top course paving.
  • Black Gold is scheduled to be on site to place the top course of asphalt on the road in the Bonneville Drive area on September 23 – 24.
  • Schippers Excavating is scheduled to begin water service work along Plainfield Avenue.

 

What to Expect

September
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue.
  • Final paving, restoration, and project clean up.

Progress Report

This Week
  • Schippers was on site middle of the week to address curb stop box issues that the Water Department had flagged.
  • Schippers also completed some other outstanding items in the Bonneville Drive area.
Week of September 13
  • Black Gold will be on site to place the base course of asphalt on driveways in the Bonneville Drive area September 15th.
Week of September 20
  • Black Gold will be on site to place the top course of asphalt on the road and driveways in the Bonneville Drive area September 23rd and 24th.
  • Schippers Excavating will begin water service work along Plainfield Avenue.

 

All of the above dates are tentative and may change depending on weather.

 

What to Expect/Project Timeline

September
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue
  • Final paving, restoration, and project clean up

Progress Report

This week
  • Schippers had an irrigation contractor on site to begin repairing the irrigation systems damaged during construction.
  • Schippers is actively working with their paving subcontractor, Black Gold, to schedule a date for driveway paving as well as final top course paving. Once these dates have been set, we will communicate them with you.
Next week
  • Schippers will have a crew on site to do general clean up and begin to work on punch list items.
  • Schippers will also be working to prep the northern part of Bonneville drive for final paving by raising manhole covers and water main valve boxes in the road.

 

What to Expect

September
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue.
  • Final paving, restoration, and project clean up.

Progress Report

This week:
  • Black Gold was on site Tuesday and completed the base course paving on Bonneville Drive and all four court streets north of Brisam Street. The parking lot paving was also completed at 5 Mile Road and Plainfield Avenue.
  • M&S Construction was on site for concrete driveway restoration north of Brisam Street.
  • Irrigation system restoration work was completed on Rockvalley Drive.
  • H&K Landscaping, Schippers lawn restoration subcontractor, was on site this week to mow the weeds that have been growing in the topsoil south of Brisam Street.
Next week:
  • Schippers will work on adjusting manhole and catch basin covers in preparation for final top course paving in September.
  • H&K Landscaping will be on site next week to kill off the weeds and they will spread topsoil around the site in preparation for final lawn restoration to be completed.

 

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

 

What to Expect

September
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue.
  • Final paving, restoration, and project clean up.

 

Project Timeline

  • September
    • Plainfield Ave water services
  • September
    • Final paving, lawn restoration, and project cleanup
 

Progress Report

Base course paving is rescheduled for Tuesday (8/24) north of Brisam Street. Please plan accordingly as access will be intermittent until the paving is completed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Progress Report

This week:
  • Schippers concrete subcontractor, M&S Construction, completed the concrete curb construction
  • Schippers finished road grading on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam Street, and court streets in preparation for paving next week.
  • Schippers prepped the parking lot at 5 Mile Road and Plainfield Avenue in preparation for paving next week.
Next week:
  • Base course paving is scheduled for Monday (8/23) north of Brisam Street. Please plan accordingly as access will be intermittent until the paving is completed.
  • Schippers will work on adjusting manhole and catch basin covers in preparation for final top course paving in September.
  • Schippers landscaping subcontractor, H&K Landscaping, will be on site over the course of the next few weeks to spray all the weeds in the topsoil with a weed killer. Once the weeds have had a few weeks to die off, they will be back to finish spreading topsoil and complete the final lawn restoration in the beginning of September.

 

What to Expect

August
  • Road reconstruction north of Brisam Street
  • Parking Lot restoration at 5 Mile Road and Plainfield Avenue
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue
September
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue
  • Final paving, restoration, and project clean up

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Road reconstruction
  • August – September
    • Plainfield Avenue water services
  • September
    • Final paving, lawn restoration, and project cleanup
Grading of the aggregate base in preparation for paving next week

Progress Report

This week:
  • Schippers completed the final water main tie-in at 5 Mile Road and Plainfield Avenue.
  • Schippers continued road work on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam Street, and court streets.
  • Schippers removed existing concrete curb and gutter in preparation for the new curbs to be poured.
  • Schippers concrete subcontractor, M&S Construction, poured new concrete curb radii at intersections and in the cul-de-sacs.
Next week:
  • Schippers will continue to do road work and get the north half of Bonneville Drive and the court streets ready for asphalt to be placed.
  • Schippers concrete subcontractor, M&S Construction, will finish pouring new concrete curb radii at intersections.
  • Schippers will work on project clean up.

 

Schippers landscaping subcontractor, H&K Landscaping, will be on site over the course of the next few weeks to spray all the weeds in the topsoil with a weed killer. Once the weeds have had a few weeks to die off, they will be back to finish spreading topsoil and complete the final lawn restoration in the beginning of September.

 

What to Expect

August
  • Road reconstruction north of Brisam Street
  • Parking Lot restoration at 5 Mile Road and Plainfield Avenue
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue
September
  • Final restoration and project clean up

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Road reconstruction
    • Plainfield Avenue water services
  • Late August
    • Final paving

Progress Report

This week:
  • Schippers completed water service installation north of Brisam Street.
  • Schippers began removing the temporary water main as it is no longer in use.
  • Schippers subcontractor, Black Gold, completed the final paving on Rockvalley Drive today.
 
Next week:
  • Schippers will complete the water main tie-in at Plainfield Avenue and 5 Mile Road on Monday pending passing disinfection tests today.
  • Schippers will continue to spread gravel north of Brisam Street and prep this area for paving.
  • Schippers will have concrete crews on site to replace concrete curb and gutter

 

What to Expect

August
  • Road reconstruction north of Brisam Street.
  • Parking Lot restoration at 5 Mile Road and Plainfield Avenue.
  • Water Service conversions along Plainfield Avenue.
September
  • Final restoration and project clean up.

 

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 has set up a bank of temporary mailboxes on Brisam Street, west of Bonneville Drive. If you are within the construction area, your mail service has been temporarily relocated to here. The contractor is also coordinating with the trash haulers in the area to ensure that the trash is picked up during construction. Please bring your cans to the end of your driveway as you typically would, and the contractor will move them as necessary for pickup and return them at the end of the day.

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Road reconstruction and Plainfield Avenue water services
  • Late August
    • Final Paving

Progress Report

This week:
  • Schippers completed water main installation at the northeast corner of Plainfield Avenue and 5 Mile Road.
  • Schippers began to install water services north of Brisam Street. As new water services are installed, your water service will be switched from the temporary water main to the newly installed water main and you will be without water for a short period of time (15-30 minutes). Schippers will coordinate this work with each homeowner on the day it will happen.
  • Schippers began pressure testing and disinfecting the new water main at the Northeast corner of Plainfield Avenue and 5 Mile Road.
  • Schippers will be completing the final water main connection to the existing water main at Brisam Street and Bonneville Drive. Residents whose water service will be interrupted have received notice from the Plainfield Water Department earlier this week.
Next week:
  • Final top course paving for Rockvalley Drive is tentatively scheduled for next Wednesday (8/4).
  • Schippers plans to finish installing new water services north of Brisam Street.
  • Once all the services have been installed, the remaining gravel can be spread and Schippers will start prepping the road for paving.

 

What to Expect

August
  • Final top course paving on Rockvalley Drive.
  • Water service construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam Street, and court streets.
  • Road reconstruction north of Brisam Street.
September
  • Final restoration and project clean up.

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Water service construction on Bonneville Dr. and Court Streets north of Brisam St.
  • Late August
    • Final Paving