Week 20 of construction is wrapping up today with more paving on Sherman Boulevard in Muskegon Heights. Although we now have a new, smooth surface, Sherman Boulevard is STILL CLOSED to thru traffic. Please use side streets to get to your home or business to reduce traffic on Sherman as much as possible for the safety of the construction workers and the community.
We are nearing the finish line for the work to be done this construction season and we are hoping that the road can be re-opened to all traffic on or before Friday, October 23, 2020. We are working on a punch-list, so if there are any areas of unfinished work, please let me know.
Work on the concrete intersection of Peck Street and new concrete and brick crosswalks will not be possible this construction season as the brick placement requires warmer weather to be successful. This work is now postponed until May and June 2021 between Sanford and Hoyt Streets and will be done with lane closures to allow for one lane of traffic in each direction on Sherman Boulevard for no more than 2 months. That work will be complete on or before July 1, 2021.
Work completed this past week:
- All manhole castings and water valve boxes were raised for the new pavement surface
- More restoration was completed through the site as well as general site clean up
- A new block wall was installed at the NE corner of 8th and Sherman
- Mainline paving was completed between Sanford and Getty and some intersections were paved
Work Anticipated the week of October 19, 2020 (likely the last week of construction this season):
- Monday – Permanent signs will be installed on Sherman which will take a few days
- Tuesday – Completion of paving at the intersections (tentative schedule due to weather)
- Wednesday – Striping will begin on Sherman for the lane lines which may take 2 days
- Complete all restoration
- Goal is to open the road to all traffic Friday, October 23, 2020
Work on the concrete intersection of Peck Street and new concrete and brick crosswalks will not be possible this construction season. This is work is being planned for May and June 2021 between Sanford and Hoyt Streets and will be done with lane closures to allow for one lane of traffic in each direction on Sherman Boulevard for no more than 2 months to complete that work before July 1, 2021.
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.