EGR Construction Report | News
Here's an update on the summer's construction projects for September 7, 2012:
Bonnell Avenue-Lake Drive to Hall Street. Includes water main replacement, limited amounts of sanitary sewer replacement, new storm sewer construction from Lake to Darby, sidewalk and curb repairs and street restoration. The project began on Monday July 30, 2012 and is expected to be completed by mid October. Bonnell Avenue will be closed to all thru traffic during construction. Access will be maintained for local residences along the project.
Status: Completed to date is all of the new water main extending from Lake Drive to Hall Street. The west portion of this watermain has completed testing and is currently being put into service with all household connections and side street water main connections. The east portion of the watermain is undergoing testing. As connections to the new watermain take place, home owners will be without water for short periods of time. This can involve homes on side streets to Bonnell Avenue as well. Notice will be provided to the affected homeowners beforehand.
Boston Street-Breton Road to the west city limits (near Laurel Avenue). Includes curb repair and street grinding and resurfacing. The project was scheduled to begin on Tuesday September 4, 2012 and is expected to be completed within approximately 3 weeks thereafter. Boston Street will be closed to all thru traffic during construction. A detour route will be established along Plymouth Road, Hall Street, and Breton Road. Access will be maintained for local residences along the project.
Status: The project start date has been confirmed for Monday September 17, 2012.
Wealthy Street-Plymouth Road to Sherman Street. Includes placement of a "storm water separator" located within the intersection of Wealthy Street and Laurel Avenue. The separator removes roadway and parking lot trash as well as petroleum droppings from traffic and parked vehicles which enter an existing storm sewer that drains into Fisk Lake. The project also includes resurfacing Wealthy Street. The project was scheduled to begin Thursday August 16, 2012 and is expected to be completed by the 1st of October. Wealthy Street will be closed to all thru traffic during construction. A detour route will be established along Plymouth Road, Lake Drive and Lovett Street. Access will be maintained for local residences along the project. Access to the hospital will be maintained via the Plymouth Road direction only.
Status: Construction has commenced and work completed includes some removal work and dewatering the ground in preparation for placement of the storm sewer separator. The new separator will extend 13 feet below the elevation of the street. This portion of Wealthy Street will remain closed at the intersection with Sherman and Laurel Avenue to all traffic. Wealthy Street traffic will be maintained to the Blodgett Hospital entrance via the Plymouth Road direction and Wealthy School from the Lovett Road direction at all times during the project.
Reeds Lake Trail-Remington Park to El Centro Blvd. Includes resurfacing of trail from Remington Park to Reeds Lake Court and new trail construction along Reeds Lake Blvd. (south side) from Reeds Lake Court to just west of El Centro Blvd.
Status: The project is complete.
Interested parties should call the City Engineering Department at 940-4817 to address any questions or concerns about the noted projects. Biweekly updates on the status of the projects will be provided at this forum.