Important Information

This project is designed to extend the municipal water system and connect homes that have been affected by PFAS contamination; it is also needed to provide looping in the Water System’s Intermediate Pressure District.

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.

Only those houses along Packer Drive (including the two gravel drive easements south of Rogue Hill Court) and Van Dam Drive will receive a water service as part of the 2021 construction and will be required to connect to it this year. Water main and services on Rogue Hill Court, Rogue Hollow Court, and Packer Woods Drive will be constructed next year with connection required for these houses in the spring of 2022.

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.

Will Thies, PE
On-Site Contact
(269) 548–5628

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

Nate Wall
(616) 636–5524

Plainfield Township – Water System Extension: Packer Drive

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Progress Report

This week:
  • Dean’s completed more bank restoration along the river crossing.
  • Dean’s continued to install water main along Packer Drive up to the White Pine Trail Crossing.
Next week:
  • Dean’s will work on installing some water services along Packer Drive on Monday and Tuesday.
  • The White Pine Trail will be closed to trail users on Wednesday, September 22, at the Packer Drive bridge to install water main across the trail. The trail will be opened again to trail users on Thursday.
  • Dean’s will continue water main installation along Packer Drive heading towards Van Dam Drive.

 

What to Expect

September
  • Water main construction along Packer Drive up to Van Dam Drive
  • White Pine Trail crossing
  • Water main construction along Van Dam Drive
Long Term

Water main and water services along Packer Drive and Van Dam Drive will be installed in 2021. Water main and water services along northern side streets and private drives off of Packer Drive will be installed in the spring of 2022.

 

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.

Only those houses along Packer Drive (including the two gravel drive easements south of Rogue Hill Court) and Van Dam Drive will receive a water service as part of the 2021 construction and will be required to connect to it this year. Water main and services on Rogue Hill Court, Rogue Hollow Court, and Packer Woods Drive will be constructed next year with connection required for these houses in the spring of 2022.

 

Project Timeline

  • September
    • Water main construction crossing the White Pine Trail and water service installation along Packer Drive
  • Late September – Mid-October
    • Water main construction and water service installation along Van Dam Drive
  • October
    • Packer Drive road reconstruction
  • Late October
    • Water main construction along private drive easement just south of Rogue Hill Court
  • April 2022
    • Water main construction along Packer Woods Drive
  • May 2022
    • Water main construction along Rogue Hollow Drive and Rogue Hill Drive

Belmont Area White Pine Trail Closure

The White Pine 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 contacts listed to the left.

Progress Report

This Week
  • Dean’s completed the installation of the 12-inch water main under the Rogue River.
  • Dean’s had a passing pressure test of the 12-inch water main under the river.
  • Dean’s connected the river crossing pipe to the 12-inch water main that they previously installed on either side of the river.
  • Dean’s completed bank restoration along the river crossing.
Next Week
  • Dean’s will continue water main installation along Packer Drive heading towards the White Pine Trail.

 

What to Expect

September
  • Water main construction along Packer Drive up to Van Dam Drive
  • White Pine Trail crossing
  • Water main construction along Van Dam Drive
Long Term
  • Water main and water services along Packer Drive and Van Dam Drive will be installed in 2021. Water main and water services along northern side streets and private drives off of Packer Drive will be installed in the spring of 2022.

 

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.
  • Only those houses along Packer Drive (including the two gravel drive easements south of Rogue Hill Court) and Van Dam Drive will receive a water service as part of the 2021 construction and will be required to connect to it this year. Water main and services on Rogue Hill Court, Rogue Hollow Court, and Packer Woods Drive will be constructed next year with connection required for these houses in the spring of 2022.

 

Project Timeline

  • September
    • Water main construction crossing the White Pine Trail and water service installation along Packer Drive
  • Late September – Mid-October
    • Water main construction and water service installation along Van Dam Drive
  • October 
    • Packer Drive road reconstruction.
  • Late October
    • Water main construction along private drive easement just south of Rogue Hill Court.
  • April 2022
    • Water main construction along Packer Woods Drive
  • May 2022
    • Water main construction along Rogue Hollow Drive and Rogue Hill Drive

Progress Report

This week:
  • Dean’s assembled the special river crossing pipe in preparation to cross the Rogue River next Wednesday.
  • Dean’s staged materials near the Rogue River in preparation for completing the river crossing next week.
  • Dean’s continued 12-inch water main installation along Packer Drive, reference the project map above to see the progress.
  • West Michigan Tree Services was back on site to clear trees near the bridge over the White Pine Trail where the water main will be installed behind the guardrail, down the side slopes, and under the trail well below the Packer Drive bridge over the Trail.
Next week:
  • Dean’s will complete the final preparations for the river crossing on Tuesday.
  • Next Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting, Dean’s plans to install the water main across the Rogue River and retore the river crossing in the matter of two consecutive days.

 

 

What to Expect

September
  • Rogue River crossing
  • Water main construction along Packer Drive up to Van Dam Drive
  • White Pine Trail crossing
  • Water main construction along Van Dam Drive
Long Term
  • Water main and water services along Packer Drive and Van Dam Drive will be installed in 2021. Water main and water services along northern side streets and private drives off of Packer Drive will be installed in the spring of 2022.

 

 

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.

Only those houses along Packer Drive (including the two gravel drive easements south of Rogue Hill Court) and Van Dam Drive will receive a water service as part of the 2021 construction and will be required to connect to it this year. Water main and services on Rogue Hill Court, Rogue Hollow Court, and Packer Woods Drive will be constructed next year with connection required for these houses in the spring of 2022.

 

 

Project Timeline

  • Labor Day Weekend
    • Water main construction crossing the Rogue River
  • September
    • Water main construction crossing the White Pine Trail and water service installation along Packer Drive
  • Late September – Mid-October
    • Water main construction and water service installation along Van Dam Drive
  • Late October
    • Water main construction along private drive easement just south of Rogue Hill Court
  • October
    • Packer Drive road reconstruction
  • April 2022
    • Water main construction along Packer Woods Drive
  • May 2022
    • Water main construction along Rogue Hollow Drive and Rogue Hill Drive

Progress Report

Belmont Avenue will be open to thru traffic by the end of the day Friday (8/13).

 
This week:
  • Dean’s continued 12-inch water main installation along Packer Drive, reference the project map above to see the progress.
  • The special ball and joint pipe for the Rogue River crossing arrived on site this week! This pipe is designed specifically for river crossing applications and the joints can bend more than a typical ductile iron pipe joint allowing the pipe to closely follow the U-shape of the riverbed.
 
Next week:
  • Dean’s will continue to install 12-inch water main along Packer Drive and get near Packer Woods Drive and the bridge over the White Pine Trail.
  • Towards the end of next week Dean’s will hit pause on water main installation and move back down to the Rogue River to begin preparing for the river crossing which will take place Labor Day week.

 

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

 

What to Expect

September
  • Rogue River crossing
  • Water main construction along Packer Drive up to Van Dam Drive
  • White Pine Trail crossing
  • Water main construction along Van Dam Drive
 
Long Term

Water main and water services along Packer Drive and Van Dam Drive will be installed in 2021. Water main and water services along northern side streets and private drives off of Packer Drive will be installed in the spring of 2022.

 

Project Timeline

  • Labor Day Week
    • Water main construction crossing the Rogue River.
  • September
    • Water main construction crossing the White Pine Trail and water service installation along Packer Drive.
  • Late September – Mid-October
    • Water main construction and water service installation along Van Dam Drive.
  • Late October
    • Water main construction along private drive easement just south of Rogue Hill Court.
  • October
    • Packer Drive road reconstruction.
  • April 2022
    • Water main construction along Packer Woods Drive.
  • May 2022
    • Water main construction along Rogue Hollow Drive and Rogue Hill Drive

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

This week:
  • Dean’s continued 12-inch water main installation along Packer Drive up to around Rogue Hollow Court.
  • Dean’s completed water service installations between Las Vegas Drive and Rogue Hill Court. This completes the work in the area along the Rouge River where ground water dewatering is necessary. The dewatering system will be removed next week.
Next week:
  • Dean’s will continue to install 12-inch water main along Packer Drive.

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.

Only those houses along Packer Drive (including the two gravel drive easements south of Rogue Hill Court) and Van Dam Drive will receive a water service as part of the 2021 construction and will be required to connect to it this year. Water main and services on Rogue Hill Court, Rogue Hollow Court, and Packer Woods Drive will be constructed next year with connection required for these houses in the spring of 2022.

 

What to Expect

August
  • Water main and water service construction on Packer Drive up to the White Pine Trail.
September
  • Rogue River crossing
  • White Pine Trail crossing
Long Term
  • Water main and water services along Packer Drive and Van Dam Drive will be installed in 2021. Water main and water services along northern side streets and private drives off of Packer Drive will be installed in the spring of 2022.

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Water main construction along Packer Drive up to White Pine Trail and southern most private drive easement
  • Labor Day Weekend
    • Water main construction crossing the Rogue River
  • September
    • Water main construction crossing the White Pine Trail and water service installation along Packer Drive
  • Late September – Mid-October
    • Water main construction and water service installation along Van Dam Drive
  • October
    • Packer Drive road reconstruction
  • Late October
    • Water main construction along private drive easement just south of Rogue Hill Court
  • April 2022
    • Water main construction along Packer Woods Drive
  • May 2022
    • Water main construction along Rogue Hollow Drive and Rogue Hill Drive

Progress Report

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

This week:
  • Dean’s completed 12-inch water main installation up to around Rogue Hill Court.
  • Dean’s completed the tie-in to the existing water main at Las Vegas Drive.
  • Dean’s pressure tested the first section of water main north of the Rogue River.
Next week:
  • Dean’s will disinfect the first section of water main north of the Rogue River.
  • Dean’s will continue to head north along Packer Drive and install 12-inch water main.
  • Pending passing disinfection tests, Dean’s plans to install water services on the first section of water main north of the Rogue River the second half of next week.

 

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 and water service construction on Packer Drive up to the White Pine Trail.
September
  • Rogue River crossing
  • White Pine Trail crossing
Long Term
  • Water main and water services along Packer Drive and Van Dam Drive will be installed in 2021. Water main and water services along northern side streets and private drives off of Packer Drive will be installed in the spring of 2022.

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Water main construction along Packer Drive up to White Pine Trail and southern most private drive easement.
  • Labor Day Week
    • Water main construction crossing the Rogue River
  • September
    • Water main construction crossing the White Pine Trail and water service installation along Packer Drive.
  • Late September – Mid-October
    • Water main construction and water service installation along Van Dam Drive.
  • October
    • Water main construction along private drive easement just south of Rogue Hill Court.
  • April 2022
    • Water main construction along Packer Woods Drive
  • May 2022
    • Water main construction along Rogue Hollow Drive and Rogue Hill Drive

Progress Report

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

This week:
  • Dean’s completed 12-inch water main installation up to the first private drive water main easement.
  • Dean’s completed 8-inch water main installation in the first private drive water main easement.
 
Next week:
  • Dean’s will continue 12-inch water main installation along Packer Drive.

 

What to Expect

August
  • Water main construction on Packer Drive up to the White Pine Trail.
September
  • Rogue River crossing
  • White Pine Trail crossing
Long Term
  • Water main and water services along Packer Drive and Van Dam Drive will be installed in 2021. Water main and water services along northern side streets and private drives off of Packer Drive will be installed in the spring of 2022.

 

Project Timeline

  • August
    • Water main construction along Packer Drive up to White Pine Trail and southern most private drive easement
  • Labor Day Week
    • Water main construction crossing the Rogue River
  • September
    • Water main construction crossing the White Pine Trail and water service installation alonge Packer Avenue
  • Late-September — Mid-October
    • Water main construction and water service installation along Van Dam Drive
  • October
    • Packer Drive road reconstruction
  • Late-October
    • Water main construction along private drive easement just south of Rogue Hill Court
  • April 2022
    • Water main construction along Packer Woods Drive
  • May 2022
    • Water main construction along Rogue Hollow Drive and Rogue Hill Drive

Progress Report

Belmont Avenue will be closed to thru traffic through next Friday, August 6. Please follow the posted detours around the construction areas.

This week:
  • West Michigan Tree Services continued tree clearing along the Packer Drive and Van Dam Drive public rights-of-way.
  • Dean’s Excavating completed water main installation between Las Vegas Drive and the south side of the Rogue River.
  • Dean’s Excavating started water main installation on the north side of the Rogue River and is continuing north along Packer Drive.
 
Next week:
  • Dean’s will continue water main installation along Packer Drive.

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 on Packer Drive and southern most private drive easement.
 
Long Term
  • Water main and water services along Packer Drive and Van Dam Drive will be installed in 2021. Water main and water services along side streets and private drives off of Packer Drive will be installed in the spring of 2022.

 


Project Timeline

  • August
    • Water main construction along Packer Drive up to White Pine Trail and southern most private drive easement
  • Labor Day Week
    • Water main construction crossing the Rogue River
  • September
    • Water main construction crossing the White Pine Trail and water service installation alonge Packer Avenue
  • Late-September — Mid-October
    • Water main construction and water service installation along Van Dam Drive
  • October
    • Packer Drive road reconstruction
  • Late-October
    • Water main construction along private drive easement just south of Rogue Hill Court
  • April 2022
    • Water main construction along Packer Woods Drive
  • May 2022
    • Water main construction along Rogue Hollow Drive and Rogue Hill Drive