Important Information

This project will replace old utilities that are nearing the end of their useful life, including water main, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer. The entire road will be reconstructed, and sidewalks will be replaced as needed.

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

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

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

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Contractor: Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R)
(616) 949-0800

Plainfield Township – Water & Wastewater System Improvements: Northville Drive


Current Status/Progress Report

Earlier this week the project was hydroseeded and mulched. The seed and fertilizer that were applied will sit dormant all winter long and will germinate next spring once the temperature warms up. The straw mulch was applied for three reasons: 1) it will help prevent the topsoil from eroding away over the winter, 2) it will help protect the grass seed until it has a chance to germinate in the spring, 3) and it will help to keep the topsoil moist next spring which is critical for seed germination. It is critical for these reasons that the straw mulch stay in place – do not remove it. K&R will be back next spring to clean up any areas that they could not get to this year.

Silt sacks in catch basins will be removed as requested by the Kent County Road Commission. K&R has been instructed to leave some of the silt sacks in select catch basins and will maintain them throughout the winter.

When parking along side the road, please try to keep all four tires on the asphalt and avoid from parking in the lawn areas. This will help to ensure that the new grass comes in next spring.

This week Plummers Environmental has been televising sanitary sewer laterals for K&R and should be wrapping this work up later this week.

 

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

This Week:

  • Concrete sidewalk replacement was completed.
  • K&R continued general project cleanup.
  • Due to the weather, there are some asphalt driveways which were not completed this week. The pavers are scheduled to be back on site early next week to complete this work.

Next Week:

  • Paving of remaining asphalt driveways.
  • Irrigation repairs and final seeding of all disturbed lawn areas.

 

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

Last Two Weeks:

  • Final paving was completed on Northville and Leelanau.
  • Black Gold (paving contractor) will be on site today (11/11) to finish paving asphalt driveways.
  • Concrete driveway replacement was completed.
  • Concrete sidewalk replacement continued.
  • Lawn restoration activities continued.
  • K&R continued general project cleanup.

 

Next Week:

  • Sidewalk replacement will be completed.
  • Irrigation repairs and final seeding of all disturbed lawn areas.

 

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

This Week:

  • Remaining concrete curb and gutter was replaced.
  • Base course paving of Northville Drive was completed.
  • Sidewalk replacement continued along Northville Drive. There is currently a shortage of cement which is a key ingredient in the concrete mix and has forced area plants to cut production which in return has slowed down the anticipated replacement of the sidewalks.
  • Manhole covers and catch basin covers were adjusted.
  • Driveway replacement along Northville Drive
  • Restoration activities continued, the parkway areas were graded out and new topsoil was brought in.

Next Week:

  • Sidewalk replacement will continue.
  • Driveway replacement will be completed.
  • Final paving of the roads is scheduled for end of next week but is weather dependent.
  • Irrigation repairs, topsoil restoration, and final seeding.
Please contact any project representative if you have questions or concerns.

This Week:

  • Some asphalt driveways were paved (base course only) earlier in the week.
  • Sidewalk replacement continued along Northville Drive.
  • Manhole covers and catch basin covers were adjusted.
  • The rest of Northville Drive received new gravel.
  • Restoration activities continued, the parkway areas were graded out and new topsoil was brought in.

 

Next Week:

Northville (Nippon to 5 Mile)
  • Sidewalk replacement will continue.
  • Base course paving is anticipated to take place on Tuesday pending weather delays.
Northville (Lakehurst to Nippon)
  • Topsoil restoration and irrigation repairs.
Leelanau
  • Topsoil restoration and irrigation repairs.

 

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

 

This Week:

  • Sanitary sewer lateral replacement was completed.
  • Storm sewer replacement was completed.
  • Sidewalk and concrete driveways were replaced on Northville Drive and Leelanau Drive.
  • Irrigation repairs were completed on Leelanau Drive.
  • Manhole covers and catch basin covers were adjusted on Northville Drive and Leelanau Drive in preparation for final top course paving next week.
  • Road reconstruction continued north of Nippon Drive.
  • Asphalt driveway paving is scheduled for tomorrow (Saturday).

 

Next Week:

Northville (Nippon to 5 Mile)
  • Sidewalk replacement.
  • Road reconstruction and base course paving pending weather.
Northville (Lakehurst to Nippon)
  • Topsoil restoration and irrigation repairs.
  • Final top course paving pending weather.
Leelanau
  • Topsoil restoration and irrigation repairs.
  • Final top course paving pending weather.

 

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

DRIVEWAY UPGRADE NOTE: There have been requests from residents who wish to upgrade their driveway approach from asphalt to concrete. A letter was distributed (attached to temporary mailboxes) Friday afternoon to all residents in the project area explaining the process you must go through if you would like to do this. Please contact Jeremy Kamp, P.E. (Project Engineer – (616) 432-6709) by 5:00 pm next Tuesday (10/11) if you have any questions.

 

This Week:

  • The new 12-inch sanitary sewer installation was completed in Northville Drive and connected to the existing manhole at 5 Mile Road on Thursday.
  • Sanitary lateral replacement continued in Northville Drive.
  • Storm sewer replacement continued in Northville Drive.
  • Final water main tie-in was completed at 5 Mile Road.
  • Sidewalk and concrete driveways were replaced on Northville Drive and Leelanau Drive.
  • Base course paving was completed on Northville Drive from Lakehurst to just short of Nippon Drive.
  • Road reconstruction continued north of Nippon Drive.

 

Next Week:

Northville (Nippon to 5 Mile)
  • Complete sanitary lateral replacement.
  • Complete storm sewer replacement.
  • Sidewalk replacement.
  • Road reconstruction.
Northville (Lakehurst to Nippon)
  • Driveway replacement and topsoil restoration.
Leelanau
  • Driveway replacement and topsoil restoration.

 

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

This Week:

  • Sanitary sewer and lateral replacement continued in Northville Drive.
  • Storm sewer replacement continued in Northville Drive.
  • Sections of sidewalk were replaced on Northville Drive and Leelanau Drive.
  • New gravel was hauled in and road reconstruction continued in preparation for paving next week.

 

Next Week:

Northville (Nippon to 5 Mile)
  • Sanitary sewer and lateral replacement will continue.
  • The final water main tie-in at 5 Mile Road will be completed next Tuesday.
  • Storm sewer replacement will continue.
  • 5 Mile Road eastbound traffic will be shifted to the center turn lane to accommodate water main and sanitary sewer work at the intersection of Northville Drive and 5 Mile Road. This is anticipated to last until Friday (10/7).
Northville (Lakehurst to Nippon)
  • Base course paving is scheduled for next Tuesday.
Leelanau
  • Restoration efforts will continue.

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

Last Two Weeks:

  • K&R completed water service replacement between Manitou and 5 Mile Road. All of the water services on the project have now been replaced.
  • K&R completed water main tie-ins connecting the new water main on Northville to existing water main branches.
  • K&R continued sanitary sewer replacement on Northville between Leelanau and Manitou.
  • Black Gold placed the base course of asphalt on Leelanau Drive.

 

Next Week:

Northville (Leelanau to 5 Mile)
  • K&R will continue sanitary sewer replacement.
  • Now that all of the water services have been switched from the old water main to the new water main K&R will complete the final water main tie-in at 5 Mile Road.
  • K&R will work on storm sewer replacement once the sanitary sewer has been replaced.
Northville (Lakehurst to Leelanau)
  • K&R will continue to work on road reconstruction in preparation for base course paving.
Leelanau
  • K&R will work on replacing driveways, work on lawn restoration, and adjustment of manhole and catch basin covers now that the road has been paved. The final layer of asphalt will take place in October.

 

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

This Week:

  • K&R tested the new water main on Northville between Manitou and 5 Mile.
  • K&R completed water service replacement between Nippon and Manitou.
  • K&R completed a water main tie-in on the Manitou stub street.
  • K&R continued sanitary sewer replacement on Northville between Leelanau and Manitou.
  • K&R worked on road reconstruction on Leelanau.
  • Concrete sidewalks on Leelanau and Northville continued to be replaced.

 

Next Week:

Northville (Leelanau to 5 Mile)
  • K&R will continue sanitary sewer replacement.
  • K&R will complete a water main tie-in and begin water service replacement between Manitou and 5 Mile pending passing disinfection testing this week.
  • K&R will complete storm sewer construction between Leelanau and Nippon.
Northville (Lakehurst to Leelanau)
  • K&R will continue to work on road reconstruction in preparation for paving later this month.
Leelanau
  • K&R will continue to work on road reconstruction in preparation for paving later this month.

 

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