Even though it is still fall, winter has surely arrived! Our reconstruction project marches on in the face of all lowered temperatures and snowfall. Attached is a current picture from this morning showing the progress near one of the retaining walls.
- Week of November 4
- Milbocker continued construction on the retaining wall along the east side of the project. They have installed approximately 75% of the retaining wall in the Grand Haven portion of the project. They have been moving at such a pace the retaining wall supplier is having difficulties keeping up. Therefore Milbocker has moved on to install a few of the new hydrants that are being replaced. They are expecting to have the wall in the Grand Haven portion completed next week and move on to the section in Ferrysburg after that. The road removal and reconstruction continued. So far Milbocker has about 3,000 feet of roadway removed and graveled or close to 50%. They are on schedule for completion of that work prior to the end of December.
- Week of November 11
- Milbocker will continue to reconstruct the roadway from the south to the north and continue building the east side retaining wall. They will also be installing a few storm sewer structures and pipe. The crews’ efforts may slow down a little for the opening of deer hunting season, so it may be a little slower at the end of the week.
- Weeks of November 18 & 25
- Milbocker will continue to reconstruct the roadway and maybe finishing up the retaining wall. Milbocker will mostly likely not being working on the Friday after Thanksgiving unless weather or schedule dictates.
Access, Busing, Emergency Services, Trash Collection & 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 requires the contractor to install soil erosion devices as directed by the permit. In essence, this means snow fence along the west side of the project to help keep sand from migrating as the ground is disturbed. Snow fence will be installed some time in the next few weeks.
As the project continues please, please be careful when traveling through the work site. Use caution when walking along the roadway as the construction continues. We have not had any reports of injuries or accidents and are striving to keep that number zero through the entire project. It will take everyone’s attention for that to happen!