Work began this week to improve the entire Sherman Boulevard corridor in the City of Muskegon Heights. Thank you for your patience as the detour was installed on Monday. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation to keep our construction crews safe.
Work completed this past week:
- Detour signs and traffic control devices were installed on Monday.
- Underground work began at Temple, Park, 9th, and 8th Street intersections.
- Crews are completing quite a bit of work at one time, but they are trying to limit intersection closures to one at a time.
- 8 new storm catch basin structures have been installed at Park Street, 9th Street, and 8th Street as well as about 150 feet of new storm drain pipe.
- Repairs were made to a sanitary sewer main at 8th Street.
- Areas were excavated and exposed for work to be performed next week.
Work Anticipated for the week of June 8:
- No work is anticipated for tomorrow, Saturday, June 6. Saturday work is not anticipated at this point for this project.
- Crews will install new water main valves at Park Street and 9th Street on Monday. There should be no water interruptions for this work on Monday.
- Crews will tie in the water main at 9th Street on Tuesday which will involve a temporary disruption of water for residents on 9th Street and 8th Street between Sherman and Hume.
- Crews are scheduled to install new water main valves at 8th and 7th Streets on Wednesday. There should be no water interruptions for this work on Wednesday.
- Crews will tie in the water main at 8th and 7th Streets on Thursday. This will involve a temporary disruption of water for residents on 7th and 8th Streets between Broadway and Hovey.
- Storm drainage work will be going on as well at these intersections.
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 for the week of June 15:
- Drainage improvements at 9th, 8th and 7th Street intersections
- Sanitary sewer improvements at 7th Street intersection
- Possibly some water service line replacements
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.