This week, the contractor finished replacing the drainage structures and storm sewer at the intersections of King and Johnson on Main Street. The sanitary sewer main was inspected with a camera to ensure it is functioning properly. Water meter pits were replaced. The roadway replacement has also begun with what we call cutting to ‘sand grade’. Aggregate road base material has been brought in and is being spread for the new roadway. Layout of the new retaining walls and replacement of concrete steps has been accomplished for the installation.

The intersections of Mears and Lake Street will be swept at the end of the work day today for the bicycle race this weekend. Good luck racers!

Here is the work we expect to see take place next week, the week of May 20, 2019:

No work is currently planned for tomorrow, Saturday, May 18, 2019, but Saturday work may occur in the future.
Concrete steps will begin to be replaced. Some of this work will take place on Monday and throughout the week.
The concrete curb and gutter will be installed. This will start with string lines being placed and then the concrete.***
More road base gravel will be spread and graded in preparation of paving next month.
Work on the installation of the retaining walls may take place.
Consumers Energy and other overhead utilities will continue to work on relocating their utility poles. This work will likely take place after Memorial Day however.
***For the concrete curb and gutter, the contractor will do their best to ask everyone to remove their vehicles from their driveways. The string lines will likely be installed Monday for the new curb and gutter. The strings are guides for the proper placement of the curb location and height. When they go in, we will ask that you not drive through them and take care with walking over them. This is arguably one of the largest inconveniences of the project to you along with the replacement of the concrete driveway approaches. Concrete takes time to cure and it is likely that you will not be able to use your driveway next week after Monday, mid-day for most of next week. The concrete curb will take a full day to place and then it will take three full days to cure before it can withstand the weight of a vehicle. This will be extended again when the concrete driveways are poured. Please remove vehicles from your driveway Monday morning and parking will need to take place on the street, but outside the construction zone. You may park in front of your home outside the construction hours of 7AM to 7PM, but understand that any vehicles left in the roadway will get into the way of the construction and may delay the construction.

If you or a neighbor will have trouble getting access to your home due to a disability, please let me know so we can arrange special access or assistance.

The contractor is doing their best to maintain a drive-able surface for local residents who live on Main, Johnson or King, but Main Street is closed to thru traffic. Please also remember that the stop signs are still in place on Mears and on Lake Street even though Main Street is under construction.