Well, the typical Michigan fall weather has had us swinging from one extreme to the next, however, Milbocker continues to make significant progress! Winter will eventually arrive and the construction site will eventually become quiet.
- Week of November 18th – 22nd : Milbocker continued road reconstruction and are now approximately 80% complete. The last retaining wall was constructed in the Grand Haven portion this week as well.
- Week of November 25th – 27th : Being a short week , Milbocker will still be working and installing the retaining wall in the Ferrysburg portion (very north area of the project) and replacing of hydrants as they continue to reconstruct the roadway for the few work days scheduled.
- Week of December 2nd – 6th : Milbocker will finish up road reconstruction efforts, install the remaining hydrants and begin the installation of the storm sewer systems as planned.
- Weeks of December 9th – 20th : Milbocker will finish up all of the storm sewer and prepare the construction site for the winter. They are anticipating that they will be finished by the 20th for the winter.
- Spring 2020 Activities : Since Milbocker is anticipated to be ahead of schedule prior to winter, they are anticipating only 2-3 weeks of work prior to paving in the spring. This will put them back on site doing fine grading, replacement of some small homeowner retaining walls in the Ferrysburg portion of the project and replace driveway approaches as planned. Currently we anticipate them back on site in late March to the beginning of April depending on weather.
Milbocker has completed the temporary restoration in all areas they have disturbed. They will go back over each drive and grade again as needed prior to the ground freezing. If there is anything of concern to any resident about the temporary winter restoration, please let one of the project members know as soon as possible. If something needs to be addressed, Milbocker will need to get that taken care of before the hard frost hits.
Gas Main Work
During the road reconstruction project efforts, some conflicts with the new gas main have unfortunately been identified. Therefore, Michigan Gas has scheduled their contractor, Kent Power, to return and reconstruct the gas main in the location previously approved by the City of Grand Haven. The work will continue over the next few weeks so you will see their activities meander about the construction site addressing these conflicts. They will be starting at the southern end of the project limits (Main, Wells, Breton).
Access, Busing, Emergency Services, Trash Collection and Mail Delivery
Access to essential services has continued to the residents along the project limits as planned. No significant interruptions have been witnessed. If a service has been interrupted, please let one of the project team members know.
Snow Fence/Soil Erosion
The project’s soil erosion permit required the contractor to install soil erosion devices in a manner as outlined in the permit. Plans and permit requirements always have the possibility to change. In this circumstance, the requirement of additional snow fence for soil erosion prevention, it has been determined that it is unnecessary. The soil erosion permit was amended and currently installed soil erosion efforts are what is being accepted by the County. If additional fencing or soil erosion prevention efforts become necessary, Milbocker will be addressing those on an as needed basis.
So far, the project hasn’t had any significant traffic safety issues arise! That is due to everyone being very vigilant in the construction area, thank you!! Please continue to be careful when traveling through the work site and use caution when walking along the roadway. There was a recent incident with a supplier of materials safely delivering gravel to the site and snagged a power line with the truck box. This was an isolated incident and safety standards have been revisited with all personnel. Continued awareness within the site by all is necessary.