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

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

Progress Report

This week:
  • Schippers completed water main installation north of Brisam Street.
  • Concrete driveway restoration was completed on Bonneville Drive and Bonanza Drive, south of Brisam Street.
  • Schippers began spreading road gravel north of Brisam Street.
  • Schippers worked on installing new sanitary and storm manhole covers and catch basin covers south of Brisam Street in preparation for final top course paving.
  • Schippers pressure tested and disinfected the new water main north of Brisam Street.
  • The Plainfield Water Department will obtain samples today and tomorrow for testing to ensure that the water main has been properly disinfected.
Next week:
  • Schippers will install the small piece of water main at the northeast corner of Plainfield Avenue and 5 Mile Road.
  • Pending passing samples this week, Schippers will start to install new water services next week north of Brisam Street.

 

What to Expect

July
  • Final top course paving on Rockvalley Drive.
  • Water main construction at the northeast corner of Plainfield Avenue and 5 Mile Road.
August
  • Water service construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam Street, and court streets.
  • Road reconstruction north of Brisam Street.
Long Term
  • Schippers’ overall project schedule anticipates the total project, including road paving and lawn restoration, being complete in late summer. Schippers is currently on track to meet this schedule.

 

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

  • July
    • Water main construction at the northeast corner of Plainfield Ave. and 5 Mile Rd.
    • Final paving in Rockvalley Dr.
  • July — Late-September
    • Water service construction on Bonneville Dr. and court streets north of Brisam St.

Progress Report

Last week:
  • Schippers completed water main installation in Bonneville Drive, Bonneville Court, and Mustang Court.
  • Rockhill Drive received the final top course of asphalt, lawn restoration was completed, and the road was opened to traffic.
  • Rockvalley Drive received the first base course of asphalt.
This week:
  • Schippers will complete water main installation on Metry Court and Brisam Street.
  • Schippers will start water main testing and disinfection on the newly installed water main north of Brisam Street.
  • Schippers will begin to install the small piece of water main at the northeast corner of Plainfield Avenue and 5 Mile Road.

 

What to Expect

July
  • Final top course paving on Rockvalley Drive.
  • Water main construction at the northeast corner of Plainfield Avenue and 5 Mile Road.
August
  • Water service construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam Street, and court streets.
  • Road reconstruction north of Brisam Street.
Long Term
  • Schippers’ overall project schedule anticipates that the total project, including road paving and lawn restoration, will be complete in late summer. Schippers is currently on track to meet this schedule.

 

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

  • July
    • Water main construction at the northeast corner of Plainfield Ave. and 5 Mile Rd.
    • Final paving in Rockvalley Dr.
  • July – Late-September
    • Water Service construction on Bonneville Dr. and court

Progress Report

This week:

  • Schippers continued to install new 12-inch water main on Bonneville Drive north of Brisam Street.
  • Schippers completed the final water main tie-in on Rockvalley Drive
  • Schippers completed the disconnected between the existing 20-inch intermediate pressure and proposed 6-inch high pressure water main at the southern Rockvalley Drive entrance.
  • Schippers started road reconstruction on Rockvalley Drive.

 

Next week:

  • Schippers will continue to install water main north of Brisam Street.
  • Schippers has final paving for Rockhill Drive and base course paving for Rockvalley Drive scheduled for Thursday.

 

What to Expect

July
  • Paving on Rockvalley Drive and Rockhill Drive.
  • Water main construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
 
August
  • Water service construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
 
Long Term
  • Schippers’ overall project schedule anticipates the total project, including road paving and lawn restoration, being complete in late summer. Schippers is currently on track to meet this schedule.

 

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

  • July
    • Water main construction in Bonneville Dr., north of Brisma St.
    • Road reconstruction in Rockvalley Dr. and Rockhill Dr.
  • July – late-September
    • Water main and water service construction on Bonneville Dr. and court streets north of Brisam St.
12-inch water main construction on Bonneville Drive

Progress Report

This week:

  • Schippers finished switching all the existing water service north of Brisam Street to the temporary water system.
  • Schippers started to install new 12-inch water main on Bonneville Drive north of Brisam Street.
  • Schippers subcontractor, Lees Trenching, finished installing new water services on Rockvalley Drive.
  • Schippers spread topsoil along Bonneville Drive and Bonanza Drive between 5 Mile Road and Brisam Street.

 

Next week:

  • Schippers will continue to install water main north of Brisam Street.
  • Schippers will start to reconstruct the road on Rockvalley Drive.

 

Schippers is working with their paving subcontractor, Black Gold, to get final paving on Rockhill Drive scheduled and schedule the base course paving on Rockvalley Drive as soon as possible. We are in the peak of the construction season which means contractors are very busy. Thank you for your patience as we work to get this completed.

 

What to Expect

July
  • Paving on Rockvalley Drive and Rockhill Drive.
  • Water main construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
 
August
  • Water service construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
 
Long Term
  • Schippers’ overall project schedule anticipates the total project, including road paving and lawn restoration, being complete in late summer. Schippers is currently on track to meet this schedule.

 

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

  • July 
    • Water main construction in Bonneville Dr. north of Brisma St.
    • Road reconstruction in Rockvalley Dr. and Rockhill Dr.
  • July – end of September
    • Water main and water service construction on Bonneville Dr. and court streets north of Brisam St.

Progress Report

Last week:

  • The base course of asphalt was placed on Bonneville and Bonanza south of Brisam.

This week:

  • Schippers started to switch water services over to the temporary water main north of Brisam.
  • Schippers subcontractor, Lees Trenching, started to install new water services on Rockvalley.

Next week:

  • Schippers subcontractor, Martin J Construction, will begin to start concrete driveway restoration south of Brisam.
  • Schippers will continue to switch water services over to the temporary water main. Once all of the services have been switched over Schippers will start water main construction at Brisam and head north later in the week.
  • Schippers subcontractor, Lees Trenching, will complete installation of new water services on Rockvalley.

 

What to Expect

June
  • Temporary water main set up north of Brisam Street.
  • Water service construction on Rockvalley Drive.
July
  • Base course paving on Rockvalley Drive.
  • Water main construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
August
  • Water service construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
Long-Term
  • Schippers’ overall project schedule anticipates the total project, including road paving and lawn restoration, being complete in late summer. Schippers is currently on track to meet this schedule.

 

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.

 

Anticipated Project Timeline

  • June
    • Water service construction in Rockvalley Drive
  • July
    • Water main construction in Bonneville Drive, north of Brisma Street
    • Road reconstruction in Rockvalley Drive
  • July  end of September 
    • Water main and water service construction on Bonneville Drive and court streets north of Brisam Street

Progress Report

This week:

  • Schippers completed the water main installation in Rockvalley Drive and through the private easements between Rockvalley Drive and Bonneville Drive.
  • Schippers continued to rebuild the road on Bonanza Drive and the south half of Bonneville Drive.
  • Schippers subcontractor, Martin J Construction, poured concrete curbs on Bonneville Drive and Bonanza Drive.

Next week:

  • Due to weather delays, base course paving in Rockhill Drive is rescheduled for next week.
  • Schippers will continue to reconstruct the road on Bonneville Drive and Bonanza Drive in preparation for paving later this month.
  • Schippers will work on setting up the temporary water main on the north half of Bonneville Drive and the court streets.
  • Schippers will pressure test and disinfect the newly installed water main in Rockhill Drive in preparation for water service construction the following week.

 

What to Expect

June
  • Road reconstruction on Bonneville Drive and Bonanza Drive south of Brisam Street
  • Temporary water main set up north of Brisam Street.
  • Water service construction on Rockvalley Drive.
July
  • Base course paving on Bonanza Drive and the south half of Bonneville Drive is scheduled to be completed prior to the Fourth of July.
  • Water main construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
August
  • Water service construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
Long Term

Schippers’ overall project schedule anticipates the total project, including road paving and lawn restoration, being complete in late summer. Schippers is currently on track to meet this schedule.

 

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.

 

Anticipated Project Timeline

  • June
    • Water main and water service construction in Rockvalley Dr.
    • Water service construction along Plainfield Ave.
    • Road reconstruction in Rockhill Dr, Bonneville Dr, and Bonanza Dr.
  • End of June – end of September
    • Water main and water service construction on Bonneville Dr. and court streets north of Brisam St.

Progress Report

This week:

  • Schippers finished installing new water services on Bonanza Drive and Bonneville Drive.
  • Schippers began water main construction in Rockvalley Drive.
 

Next week:

  • Base course paving in Rockhill Drive is rescheduled for middle of next week.
  • Water main construction in Rockvalley Drive and easement between Rockvalley Drive and Bonneville Drive will be completed.
  • Schippers will continue to reconstruct the road on Bonneville Drive and Bonanza Drive.
  • Schippers subcontractor, Lee’s Trenching, will install water services across Plainfield Avenue between 5 Mile Road and Omega Drive.
 

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

 

What to Expect

June

  • Water main and water service construction on Rockvalley Drive.
 

Late June & July

  • Water main construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
 

August

  • Water service construction on Bonneville Drive, north of Brisam, and court streets.
 

Long Term

  • Schippers’ overall project schedule anticipates the total project, including road paving and lawn restoration, being complete in late summer. Schippers is currently on track to meet this schedule.

 

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

  • June
    • Water main and water service construction in Rockvalley Dr.
    • Water service construction along Plainfield Ave.
    • Road reconstruction in Rockhill Dr, Bonneville Dr, and Bonanza Dr.
  • End of June – end of September
    • Water main and water service construction on Bonneville Dr. and court streets north of Brisam St.