Week 6 of construction is nearing completion and work is still progressing well on Sherman Boulevard.  Please remember that Sherman Boulevard is closed to thru traffic.  Please use side streets to get to your home or business to reduce traffic on Sherman as much as possible for the safety of the construction workers.


Work Completed this Past Week:

  • Replaced 7 different water services and installed 2 water stubs for residential properties.
  • Removed and replaced 3 storm structures and approximately 80 feet of storm sewer drainage pipe.

If your water is disrupted:

After drinking water is restored, we recommend you flush the water in your home starting at the lower floors and working your way up.  Run all the fixtures (sinks) with COLD water and flush toilets.  If your water is discolored, it will clear up shortly by flushing the COLD water in a bathtub.  Bathtubs typically do not have an aerator (screen) on the faucet and should not block any debris. If the water is cloudy, this is air trapped in the water and it will clear over time. If the water is reddish or brown, this is from iron inside the water mains and is not harmful and can be cleared up by flushing the water.

It is also recommended that you remove and clean any aerators on your sinks on a regular basis, even without construction.  Please refer to this helpful notice from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) regarding flushing lines and aerators.  Lead service lines on Sherman Boulevard will be replaced during this project and those affected residences will receive further instructions after replacement of the lead service line.


Work Anticipated the Week of 7/13/2019:

  • No Work is anticipated for tomorrow, Saturday, July 11.
  • Install 2 new hydrants between Getty and Wood Streets.
  • Complete underground work in Temple intersection.
  • Complete underground work in 6th Street Intersection.
  • Continue replacing water services.
  • Possibly see concrete crews for sidewalk ramp replacements for intersections between Glade and Sanford Streets.


We will continue to update the map and keep a copy of these updates online at: https://bit.ly/ShermanBlvd

All work is weather dependent, but we are currently on schedule with the construction.

Please remember to keep the safety of the workers on this project in your mind as you travel through this active construction site.  There may be work going on anywhere in the 1.75 mile corridor, so be aware and drive slow through the site if you must travel on Sherman Boulevard.