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


 

For those on Lakeview and Lewis, the end of the construction is starting to come into focus.  There are some inconveniences coming with the concrete, but it will come together pretty quickly after the concrete is completed.

Here are some items the Contractor worked on this past week:

  • Grading and shaping the gravel road base for concrete curb and gutter placement which is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday
  • Completed 4 water service replacements on Peach Street
  • Testing of the new sanitary sewer main on Lakeview
  • Clean up driveway approaches for replacement next week

 

**NOTE** For water services replaced – Please be sure to flush all water fixtures in the building, including hot water and exterior fixtures.  This will remove any air that might be trapped in the water lines.

**Currently, Lakeview Street is Closed to THRU Traffic between Misco Drive and Muskegon Avenue. Lewis Street is also closed to THRU traffic between Lakeview and Mears.  Access is being maintained for emergency purposes and for local residents and businesses.**

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:

  • Make repairs to new sanitary sewer main on Lakeview Street between Misco and Lewis Street based on inspections and tests done on the new pipe
  • Placement of Concrete Curb and Gutter on Lakeview between Misco Drive and Lewis Street AND on Lewis between Lakeview and Mears Avenue
  • Placing driveway approaches on Lewis and Lakeview Street
  • Please be careful of the string lines that will be installed prior to the concrete curb getting installed.  They can be difficult to walk over.  If you need assistance, please let us know.
  • Please note that the concrete will need to cure for a minimum of 3 days before driving over it.  You may walk on it within about 3-4 hours of it being poured depending on the temperature.  PLEASE, do not write in the concrete.  It will need to be removed and replaced and it is very costly.
  • Additional water service work on Peach Street
  • Pavement will be removed soon on Peach Street between Sophia and Slocum and on Wilshire Drive for the water main replacement to take place.

 

An example of the work that took place recently – tapping the existing water main on Peach Street:

Here is our weekly update on the road construction activity in Whitehall.  Thank you very much for your patience during this time of inconvenience.With the short work week, the Contractor was still able to complete the following this past week:
  • Excavation, Grading and compaction of the gravel road base material for Lewis Street
  • Placed the final Hydrant at Lewis and Lakeview
  • Replaced 6 water services on Peach Street between Alice and Sophia
NOTE: For water services replaced – Please be sure to flush all water fixtures in the building, including hot water and exterior fixtures.  This will remove any air that might be trapped in the water lines.Currently, Lakeview Street is Closed to THRU Traffic between Misco Drive and Muskegon Avenue. Lewis Street is also closed to THRU traffic between Lakeview and Mears.  Access is being maintained for emergency purposes and for local residents and businesses.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.  We are getting closer to pavement which should be before the end of September.

Anticipated work over the next 2 weeks:

  • Continue water service replacements on Peach Street between Alice and Sophia.
  • Placement of Concrete Curb and Gutter on Lakeview between Misco Drive and Lewis Street AND on Lewis between Lakeview and Mears Avenue.
  • Placing driveway approaches on Lewis and Lakeview Street.
  • Please be careful of the string lines that will be installed prior to the concrete curb getting installed. They can be difficult to walk over. If you need assistance, please let us know.
  • Please note that the concrete will need to cure for a minimum of 3 days before driving over it. You may walk on it within about 3-4 hours of it being poured depending on the temperature.  PLEASE, do not write in the concrete. It will need to be removed and replaced and it is very costly.
  • Pavement will be removed soon on Peach Street between Sophia and Slocum and on Wilshire Drive for the water main replacement to take place.
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.

Here is our weekly update on the road construction activity in Whitehall. Thank you very much for your patience during this time of inconvenience.

Work completed this past week:

  • Completed water main connections on Lewis Street to the existing water main system
  • Reconnected Howmet Aerospace to the new water main
  • Replaced water services to the new water main
  • Reconnected fire hydrants to the new water main
  • Abandoned or removed portions of the old water main in Lewis Street
  • Completed the storm sewer main in Lewis Street

 

NOTE – For water services replaced: please be sure to flush all water fixtures in the building, including hot water and exterior fixtures. This will remove any air that might be trapped in the water lines.

Currently, Lakeview Street is Closed to THRU Traffic between Misco Drive and Muskegon Avenue. Lewis Street is also closed to THRU traffic between Lakeview and Mears. Access is being maintained for emergency purposes and for local residents and businesses.

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.  We are getting closer to pavement, which should be before the end of September.

Anticipated work over the next 2 weeks:

  • Grading and excavating to place compacted road base gravel on Lewis Street
  • Reconnect one more Hydrant to the new water main in Lewis
  • Preparation for new concrete curb and gutter on Lakeview and Lewis Streets which is anticipated the week of September 12, 2022
  • Water services on Peach Street may begin to be replaced between Alice and Sophia.  There are two water main pipes in this block of Peach and all services will be consolidated onto one water main and the older water main will be eliminated from the system.

 

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.

Here is our weekly update on the road construction activity in Whitehall.  Thank you very much for your patience during this time of inconvenience.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • Installed over 650 feet of water main on Lewis Street
  • The water main has been tested and we are awaiting the results of the samples
  • The sewer main that was installed was inspected with a camera from the inside

 

Currently, Lakeview Street is Closed to THRU Traffic between Misco Drive and Muskegon Avenue. Lewis Street is also closed to THRU traffic between Lakeview and Mears.  Access is being maintained for emergency purposes and for local residents and businesses.

 

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:

  • Water Main Connections to connect the new water main on Lewis to the City System which includes shifting all services over to the new water main.  Water service may be interrupted to some residential customers for a few hours.  Depending on the results of the samples taken, this could be as soon as tomorrow (Monday, August 29, 2022).  Notice will be given to residents and it will not be done first thing in the morning.
  • If your water is interrupted, it is recommended that you flush the water in your home or business.  Start with a bathtub and cold water – This is because most tub spigots do not have an aerator.  Go through every faucet, both hot and cold as well as all appliances and outside spigots.  This is to remove any air that can get in the water lines.  If your water appears cloudy at first but clears up after a minute, this is due to small air bubbles trapped in the water and we recommend continued flushing.  It is also recommended to unscrew and clean any aerators on faucets.
  • Preparation and grading for new concrete curb and gutter to be installed on Lakeview Street between Misco and Lewis.
  • Water services on Peach Street may begin to be replaced between Alice and Sophia.  There are two water main in this block of Peach and all services will be consolidated onto one water main and the older water main will be eliminated from the system.

 

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.

Water main being replaced on Lewis Street with a valve and reducer from 12-inch diameter (right side) to 8-inch diameter (left side)

Work completed this past week:

  • Restored the gravel shoulders on Hall and Elizabeth Streets
  • Raised manhole to grade on Alice west of Elizabeth
  • Completed the road gravel base installation on Lakeview
  • Started to work on water main on Lewis Street between Mears and Lakeview

 

Currently, Lakeview Street is Closed to THRU Traffic between Misco Drive and Muskegon Avenue. You can not access Lakeview from Lewis and vice-versa. If you live in this area west of Lewis, you may enter and exit via Misco.  If you live in this area east of Lewis, you may enter and exit via Muskegon Avenue.

 

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:

  • Install water main on Lewis between Mears and Lakeview
  • Preparation and grading for new concrete curb and gutter to be installed on Lakeview Street between Misco and Lewis

 

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 this past week:

  • Sanitary Sewer Main replacement in Lakeview Street was completed
  • Storm Sewer Installation in Lakeview Street was completed
  • Top course of Asphalt was placed on Elizabeth Street from Alice to Slocum and on Hall Street between Sophia and Slocum

 

Currently, Lakeview Street is Closed to THRU Traffic between Misco Drive and Muskegon Avenue. You can not access Lakeview from Lewis and vice-versa. If you live in this area west of Lewis, you may enter and exit via Misco.  If you live in this area east of Lewis, you may enter and exit via Muskegon Avenue.

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:

  • Restore gravel shoulders on Hall and Elizabeth
  • Raise Manhole to grade on Alice west of Elizabeth and restoration
  • Begin water main replacement on Lewis between Mears and Lakeview
  • Completing the placement of the gravel road base material on Lakeview
  • Preparation and grading for new concrete curb and gutter to be installed on Lakeview Street

 

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 this past week:

  • Over 250 additional feet of sanitary sewer main was installed in Lakeview north of Lewis
  • Hall Street between Sophia and Slocum was pulverized and base course of asphalt was placed
  • Elizabeth Street between Alice and Slocum was milled and manhole structures have been adjusted for the new pavement

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 6, 2022Elizabeth will be repaved and Hall Street will receive a top course of asphalt.

  • Currently, Lakeview Street is Closed to THRU Traffic between Misco and Lewis. If you live in this area, you may enter and exit via Misco.
  • Lewis is Closed to Thru Traffic between Mears and Lakeview.
  • Hall Street is closed between Sophia and Slocum and will be reopened tomorrow afternoon
  • Elizabeth is closed between Alice and Slocum to Thru Traffic until paving operations are completed.

 

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:

  • Completing the sanitary sewer installation on Lakeview
  • Completing the storm sewer installation on Lakeview
  • Completing the placement of the gravel road base material on Lakeview
  • Preparation and grading for new concrete curb and gutter to be installed on Lakeview Street
  • Installation of gravel shoulders on Hall Street and Elizabeth (east side)
  • Pavement markings on Elizabeth

 

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.

Here is this week’s update on the road construction activity in Whitehall.  Thank you very much for your patience during this time of inconvenience on Lakeview Street.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • Removing the pavement in Lakeview north of Lewis Street
  • Crews focused on replacement of sanitary sewer with over 300 feet of pipe replaced in Lakeview Street

 

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

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:

  • Completing the sanitary sewer installation on Lakeview
  • Completing the storm sewer installation on Lakeview
  • Completing the placement of the gravel road base material on Lakeview
  • Preparation and grading for new concrete curb and gutter to be installed on Lakeview Street
  • **Milling and resurfacing of Hall Street between Sophia and Slocum
  • **Milling and resurfacing of Elizabeth between Alice and Slocum

 

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.

Here is this week’s update on the road construction activity in Whitehall. Thank you very much for your patience during this time of inconvenience on Lakeview Street.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • Crews focused on replacement of sanitary sewer with over 300 feet of pipe replaced in Lakeview Street, including a section on Lewis Street.

 

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

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:

  • Continuing with new storm sewer installation on Lakeview up to Lewis Street.
  • Preparation and grading for new concrete curb and gutter to be installed on Lakeview Street.
  • Removal of pavement in Lakeview between Lewis and Muskegon Avenue.
  • Sanitary Sewer main replacement on Lakeview Street, progressing from south to north towards Muskegon Avenue.

 

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.

Here is another update on this season’s road construction activity in Whitehall. Thank you very much for your patience during this time of inconvenience on Lakeview Street.

 

Work completed this past week:

  • The south end of Lakeview has been partially restored with road base gravel and is re-opened to Misco.
  • 430’ of road underdrain pipe was installed
  • Preparation for additional sanitary sewer main replacement near Lewis and Lakeview.

 

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

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 Muskegon Avenue.
  • Continuing with new storm sewer installation on Lakeview up to Lewis Street.
  • Preparation and grading for new concrete curb and gutter to be installed on Lakeview Street.

 

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.