The City of Muskegon will be reconstructing Westwood Street from Randolph Avenue to Glen Avenue. This project will include replacement of the sanitary sewer, construction of a new water main, and storm sewer improvements. The project will further involve replacing all water services from the water main to the meter in the house. The City will also be rerouting the water and sewer services from the backyards to the new water and sewer mains in the roadway for all residents on the east side of Westwood Street. The new service locations will greatly improve accessibility for maintenance and replacement.
In order to complete this project in a timely matter, we will need your help and cooperation. Below is information regarding several topics that may be of concern.
The Contractor will be removing two trees on the project site beginning the week of February 17 through early March.
The remainder of the project schedule is unknown at this time; once it is known the schedule will be posted.
Once work begins, work will generally be conducted between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday, with possible work on Saturdays. The work will be completed by Kamminga & Roodvoets of Grand Rapids. For the safety of all residents and construction crews, we ask that residents stay out of the construction area during and after work hours, and to be aware of construction equipment in the area.
The affected roads will be closed, but will stay be accessible to residents in the immediate construction area throughout the project, except for short periods of time when pipe will be installed across the roads. Individual driveway access will be interrupted during periods of time for a few hours, but in all cases it will be restored by the end of the workday.
Driveways & Restoration
Driveways that are disrupted during construction will be replaced at the same location, and equal in size and type to the existing drive. Temporary driveway material will also be placed and maintained to provide access to residences during construction. Disturbed grass areas will be restored with topsoil, seed, fertilizer, and mulch.
If you have underground sprinklers installed along the road, please mark the heads and approximate locations of the pipe and if possible, remove the heads. The Contractor will attempt to avoid damaging irrigation systems however if they are damaged, they will repair them.
The Contractor will make the necessary arrangements with the postal service to assure mail delivery is not interrupted.
The Contractor will make arrangements with the appropriate waste management companies to assure garbage pickup is not interrupted. Please write your name and address on your garbage bin in a visible location to assist in returning your bin to the proper house.
All sanitary sewer services will be rerouted from the backyards to the new sanitary sewer in the street for all residences on the east side of Westwood. The construction will require lawn disturbance beyond the right-of-way for affected residences. However, the contractor will do what they can to minimize disturbance to landscaping and lawns. Any affected landscaping will be removed and replaced and disturbed grass areas will be restored with topsoil, seed, fertilizer, and mulch.
Depending on the locations of the sewer connections, the contractor may elect to make modifications to the internal plumbing in order to minimize the surface disruption outside of the home. Modifications to internal plumbing will only occur with prior written consent of the property owner.
All of the water services within the project area will be replaced up to the meter. The City may be contacting you shortly regarding upcoming water service replacements. If you have not received information regarding water service replacement, please contact the City.