This is the first construction update for the Grand Haven Spring Lake Sewer Authority Spring Lake Force Main Replacement project that will be ongoing for the next several months in the City of Grand Haven and the Village of Spring Lake.

West Michigan Dirtworks has mobilized equipment on the north end of Beechtree Street and will be concentrating efforts in this area along with on the wastewater treatment plant site and City Auto Body site. Gabe’s Construction will begin mobilizing equipment to Cutler Street and Beechtree Street. Michigan Gas Utilities is wrapping up a gas main replacement that was completed in preparation of the direction drill.

Here is what to expect the remaining of this week and next week:

Temporary traffic control barricades and signs began showing up to the job site this week and the detour signs are being installed. Detour and road closure signs are being installed in both Grand Haven and Spring Lake in anticipation of future work. Closures over the next couple of weeks will be limited to Cutler Street south of Exchange and Beechtree Street north of Fulton with access to local traffic being maintained. Future closures in the Village of Spring Lake: Division Street south of Exchange Street and Exchange Street from Division to Cutler and in the City of Grand Haven: Beechtree Street north of Columbus (after March 1st).
Michigan Gas Utilities will be completing work on Cutler Street and at the intersection with Exchange Street. A temporary patch in the road will be completed as this area will be removed and replaced with the forcemain construction this spring.
Construction equipment and materials will be delivered to the project sites in both Spring Lake and Grand Haven.
The pavement is being removed on the north end of Beechtree street in the cul-de-sac and will move on to the wastewater treatment plant and at City Auto Body.
Access to driveways will be maintained.
Directional drill crews will be trimming trees, removing brush, closing the bike path at the end of Cutler and installing soil erosion measures along with constructing their drill pad on Cutler Street.
Please let us know if you have any problems with mail delivery, garbage collection, or access, or other construction related issues.