Work completed this week:

The week started out with another blast of brutally cold weather that slowed the start of the work week for both crews. Hopefully soon the tarps and weather protection shown below can come down.

Gabe’s Construction began directionally drilling the pilot hole for the river crossing. At the end of the day on Thursday, the pilot hole was drilled approximately 25% of total length.
West Michigan Dirtworks continued removing asphalt on Beechtree to prepare for the pipe installation. The proposed 16-inch pipe installation started on Tuesday, as well as demo of 18-inch storm system pipe. Force main construction will continue into early next week when the connection will be made completing all force main south of Fulton. The progress is good with only minor delays encountering undocumented abandoned utilities.

Anticipated work for next week:

Gabe’s Construction anticipates completing the pilot hole by the end of next week and will begin reaming the hole to its final diameter.
West Michigan Dirtworks will make final connection of force main at City Auto Body lot. Testing will begin on installed pipe. Flow transfer is scheduled for March 15.
Both Contractors remain on schedule.