Important Information

This project will make various infrastructure improvements to several areas in the City of Whitehall during the 2022 Construction Season.

  • A sanitary sewer main will be repaired at the intersection of Alice and Elizabeth and Elizabeth Street will be resurfaced from Alice Street to Slocum Street.
  • The Sanitary Sewer main will be replaced in Lakeview Street from Misco Drive north to Muskegon Avenue. This will also include some drainage improvements and road reconstruction with some new curb and gutter between Misco Drive and Lewis Street.
  • The Water Main will be replaced in Lewis Street between Lakeview Street and Mears Avenue. This will also include some drainage improvements, road reconstruction and new concrete curb and gutter.
  • The Water Main will be replaced in Peach Street between Sophia and Slocum Streets and the road will be resurfaced. South of Sophia, there will be some water service replacements as the City eliminates a parallel water main between Alice and Sophia.
  • The Water Main will be replaced in Wilshire Drive and be looped back to Peach Street through an easement. Wilshire Drive will receive reconstructed pavement.
  • Hall Street between Sophia and Slocum Streets will be resurfaced with new asphalt pavement.

 

Access/Traffic Control

The roads will be open for emergency access and deliveries, except during pavement operations which may close the road for a few hours while pavement is being placed. Please use caution when driving through these and all construction work zones. Mail and garbage deliveries should not be affected as access should be maintained throughout construction.

Water Service

Temporary water shutdowns will be required to connect new water main to existing water mains. Advance notice will be provided prior to shutdowns.  Shudown duration will be limited to the extent practical. Existing water service lines within the project area may be replaced as necessary to meet current standards. Customers adjacent to the construction area may have their water service interrupted temporarily while the Contractor replaces their service. The Contractor will coordinate with each customer prior to interrupting service.

Work is expected to last most of the summer with completion in October 2022.

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Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field during construction.

Dan Sorek, PE
Project Manager
(616) 218-2940 (Cell)

David Cadena
On-Site Contact
(231) 670–7017 (Cell)

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Contractor for the City of Whitehall:
Hallack Contracting from Hart, MI

Amber Burden
Project Manager
(231) 873–5081

Troy Wiltjer
On-Site Contact and 24-hour Emergency Contact
(231) 425–7307 (Cell)

City of Whitehall - Lakeview; Lewis & Wilshire Improvements

Although the weather has been perfect for construction, progress on the sanitary sewer on Lakeview is slow due to the depth of the new sewer and the water table. The Contractor is doing their best to build the sewer in a safe manner for their crews. As the sewer gets shallower the further north they go with the replacement, it should move a little quicker. This is the deepest excavation of the entire project.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • Completed pavement removals on Lakeview Street between Misco and Lewis.
  • Two sanitary sewer manholes were installed and about 225 feet of sanitary sewer main has been replaced.
  • Crews are currently trying a different tactic to improve dewatering to make the deep excavation safe.

 

Currently, Lakeview Street is Closed to THRU Traffic between Misco and Lewis.  If you live in this area, you may enter and exit via Lewis.

Please use patience when traveling through this area and be kind to the construction workers who are doing their best to get this project done in a safe and timely manner.

 

Anticipated work over the next 2 weeks:

  • Sanitary Sewer main replacement on Lakeview Street, progressing from south to north towards Lewis Street. Replacement will continue all the way to Muskegon Avenue eventually.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding during these necessary improvements to the Whitehall infrastructure. Do not hesitate to contact a project representative if there are any issues or questions. Refuse and mail service should remain as normal. We recommend placing a piece of duct tape on your garbage receptacle with your address written on it in permanent marker and the Contractor can assist with your waste hauler to get your trash picked up in a timely manner.

Work completed the last 2 weeks:

  • Pavement removal on Alice Street west of Elizabeth
  • Sanitary Sewer main was repaired on Alice Street west of Elizabeth, connecting 4 homes to a new sanitary sewer main
  • Alice was backfilled, compacted, graded and paved where the sanitary sewer repairs took place
  • Pavement removals on Lakeview north of Misco Drive to Lewis Street
  • Preparation for Sanitary Sewer main replacement began on Lakeview north of Misco Drive with the installation of temporary dewatering system

 

Currently, Lakeview Street is Closed to THRU Traffic between Misco and Lewis.  If you live in this area, you may enter and exit via Lewis.

Please use patience when traveling through this area and be kind to the construction workers who are doing their best to get this project done in a safe and timely manner.

 

Anticipated work over the next 2 weeks:

  • Sanitary Sewer main replacement on Lakeview Street, progressing from south to north towards Lewis Street.  Replacement will continue all the way to Muskegon Avenue eventually.

 

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding during these necessary improvements to the Whitehall infrastructure. Do not hesitate to contact a project representative if there are any issues or questions. Refuse and mail service should remain as normal. We recommend placing a piece of duct tape on your garbage receptacle with your address written on it in permanent marker and the Contractor can assist with your waste hauler to get your trash picked up in a timely manner.

Update – Week of June 6, 2022:

Construction will begin at the intersection of Elizabeth and Alice with the replacement of some sanitary sewer main. This will likely take the remainder of the week. This involves about 100-feet of sanitary sewer pipe installation on the south side of Alice, going west from Elizabeth. Traffic should not be impacted. Workers will then move over to Lakeview Street near Misco and begin pavement removal for the following week of work.

 

Work Expected – Week of June 13, 2022:

Pavement removal on Lakeview Street from Misco Drive north and sanitary sewer main replacement will begin at Misco and crews will work their way north. Sewer work will likely take all week to get to Lewis. Access to driveways will be maintained, but likely from one direction only.