Construction Updates

Water/Sewer Utility Work



Water Main Rehabilitation
*Water Main Rehabilitation Advance Notice*
Water system stop box surveying is being completed by the Department of Public Works and contractors on portions of Oakwood and Elmwood between Conlon and Lake, Boston between Conlon and York and Eastlawn between Hall and Anderson in advance of water main rehabilitation work planned to start in late August/early September. Water stop boxes are being located via hydro excavation and then backfilled with sand. Residents in these areas can expect to receive notices for construction pending project approval in the near future. 

Project Areas/Updates
  • Beechwood Drive from 2746 Beechwood to Lake Drive (669 feet of 6-inch cast iron in 1926). Update: Water main was cleaned this week. No temporary water service is needed at this location. Water main will be inspected next week in preparation for CIPP lining. 
  • Oakwood Drive from Conlon Avenue to Lake Drive (1,498 feet of 6-inch cast iron installed in 1926). Update: Access pit excavations took place this week along with the installation and completion of the temporary water service. Excavations will be completed next week in preparation of water main cleaning.
  • Elmwood Drive from Conlon Avenue to Lake Drive (1,617feet of 6-inch cast iron installed in 1926). Update: Access pits have begun to be excavated and will continue through next week. Temporary water service is currently being installed. 
  • Boston Street from Conlon Avenue to Lake Grove Avenue (816 feet of 6-inch cast iron installed in 1929). Update: Temporary water service is online and the water main is in the process of being cleaned. Cleaning will continue next week before inspections and pre-lining work beings.
  • Eastlawn Road from Hall Street to Anderson Drive (409 feet of 6-inch cast iron installed in 1929). Update: Temporary water service is online at this location and the water main was cleaned this week. Next week will begin the inspections and pre-lining work.
Click here for notice.
Contractor: Fer Pal
What is water main CIPP?
CIPP is a trenchless process to rehabilitate water mains. This process is less invasive and less disruptive than open cut utility replacement. Before the existing water main is removed from service, a temporary above ground water service system is put into place. Once the temporary system is in place and has passed required testing, the contractor will contact residents to remove water meters from homes before connecting to this system. The existing water main is then taken out of service. Access pits, which EGR DPW crews will have pre-excavated, are used to access segments of the water main. At these sites the contractor cleans the water main with a metal chain reamer and inspects the pipe with closed-circuit television to map water service locations. After this is completed, plugs are inserted at water service locations by specialized robotic equipment. Then the new liner is inserted, epoxy resin is injected and hot water is circulated to cure the new liner into the new structural pipe within the old (host) pipe. When this is completed, hydrostatic pressure testing is conducted, water services are reinstated, and the new pipe is disinfected, flushed and tested. Water services are then brought back into service, water the contractor contacts residents to reinstall water meters and the temporary system is removed. Restorations are then completed in the project areas. Water service lines that the City owns (between the main and the stop box/shut off in the public right-of-way) that need replacement will take place this summer, fall and into the winter.

For more technical information or FAQ’s with respect to the water main CIPP product/process, please visit the following link provided below:
http://www.aqua-pipe.com/frequently-asked-questions.html

Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation:
Contractor: Corby Energy Services
Project areas:
  • Boston Street - west of York/Lake Grove. Update: Televising week of August 12. CIPP Lining will be from York to Breton.
  • Lake Drive - Oakwood/Elmwood. Update: Schedule TBD. Work will be a small spot liner.
  • Lake Point Drive - Edgemere then east 257 feet. Update: TBD. CIPP Liner will be installed.
  • Cambridge Bvd south end adjacent to Wealthy Street. Update: TBD. CIPP Liner will be installed.

Notices

Residents in impacted areas will receive notices through mail and/or by door hangers. Notices will be posted below as they are sent out.
Water Main Lining Letter of Work Intent
Water Meter Access Letter

Street and Side Construction Updates


  • In 2015, City residents passed a ballot proposal to allow the City to collect 2.0 mills for street and sidewalk improvements. Since the passing, the City has worked aggressively to upgrade the 47 miles of street and 80 miles of sidewalk within the City.
  • Construction projects are subject to change depending on bid results and allocated funds. 
The Cost of Timely Maintenance
Proper street maintenance and surface preservation treatments at the right time (per PASER asset condition rating) is important to maintain the street surface condition, maximizing the impact of investment, while extending the life of the street asset.

Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council

The Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) provides best practices for road preservation based on a roads specific PASER rating. The city uses these best practices when deciding how to best preserve the lifespan of our roads. Please click here to see the recommended surface treatments in accordance to PASER ratings, and click here to go to the Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council's website.



 2019 Project Map


2019 Mill/Overlay Streets

A “mill & overlay” is a street maintenance process that requires the removal of the top layer of a street by a milling machine. After the top layer is removed any road base repairs are completed. Before the new pavement is placed, the surface of the newly milled pavement is covered with a liquid asphalt tack coat to bond the old and new pavements before a new layer of bituminous pavement is put in place. Mill and overlay projects at various depths are designated for streets that meet PASER 2-4 ratings. Spot curb replacement, drainage issues and some ADA ramps are also typically addressed during mill/overlay projects. This type of work will be done in the following areas:

Phase 1
  • Woodcliff Circle (Hall to Lake) Completed.
  • Indian Trail (Bellclaire to end) Completed.
  • Greenwood Avenue/Barnard Street (Lakeside to Weathy) Completed.
  • Santa Monica Drive (Breton to Kenesaw) Completed.
Phase 2
  • Englewood Drive (Breton to Whitfield) Completed.
  • Woodlawn Avenue (Maplewood to City Limit) Completed.
  • Lake Grove/York Drive (Berwyck to Richards) Completed.
Phase 3
  • San Juan Drive/ El Dorado Drive (Argentina to Santa Cruz) Completed.
  • Alexander Road (Plymouth to City Limit, including intersection roundabout) Completed.
  • Pinecrest Avenue (Elmwood to Heather) Completed.
  • Pinecrest Avenue (Argentina to Hall) Completed.

2019 Capeseal Streets

In the cape seal process an engineered polymer-modified RCRI is applied on the existing pavement and then covered with Micro-Surfacing. This is a cost-effective process that provides the strength and durability of RCRI and the smoothness and texture of micro-surfacing and/or slurry seal. A cape seal is applied when the pavement deterioration is greater than what a slurry seal or micro-surfacing is designed to correct, yet the pavement has not deteriorated to the point of requiring an expensive asphalt overlay. A cape seal prevents water penetration, reducing subsequent damage to the road bed, along with providing a new wearing surface. Cape seals are applied to streets rated PASER 4/5 to 6 depending on additional pavement surface maintenance. Cape seals can be used on residential streets as well as rural and urban highways. Used with crack sealing and necessary surface repairs, a cape seal significantly extends the life of a pavement. In advance of this treatment the City prepares the existing road surface by milling and paving out rough surface areas and performing crack sealing. This advance preparation work usually takes 1-2 days and is completed with appropriate traffic control. Once the advance preparation work has been complete for both the Capeseal and Micro-Surface streets, city contractors will arrive to apply the pavements during the month of June. Please expect traffic delays on these streets, and please be courteous and respectful of crews on site controlling traffic. This type of work will be done in the following areas:


  • Download 2019 Capeseal Project Map
  • SCHEDULE UPDATE: Please see the following link for remaining road work schedule https://drive.google.com/open?id=10swqC3ymsq2-R_TXvzNKmQfpriT0RgC5&usp=sharing (Dates in link will be updated if changed due to weather or equipment failures)
  • Plymouth Rd-Hall to Robinson: Completed. Pavement markings to be applied the week of July 15th.
  • Wealthy St-West City limit to Lovett: Completed.
  • Lake Dr-West City Limit to Bagley: Completed. Pavement markings will be completed the week of July 15th.
  • Lake Dr-Conlon to Hall St: Completed.
  • Reeds Lake Blvd from Manhattan Rd to EGR City Limits: Completed. Pavement markings will be completed the week of July 15th.

2019 Micro-Surface Streets

Micro-surfacing, a cost-effective pavement maintenance process used by DOT's and municipalities across the country, is a design mixture of polymer-modified asphalt emulsion, crushed aggregate, mineral fillers, water, and additives. The mixture is properly proportioned, mixed, and uniformly spread over a suitably prepared surface. Micro-surfacing is a pavement preservation treatment for street surfaces rated at PASER 5 or 6. Micro-surfacing provides a quality wearing surface, extends pavement life, sets within a day, seals out moisture and does not require utility casting adjustments. In advance of this treatment the City prepares the existing road surface by milling and paving out rough surface areas and performing crack sealing. This advance preparation work will take place between May 6th and May 27th by city public works crews. Once the advance preparation work has been complete for both the Capeseal and Micro-Surface streets, city contractors will arrive to apply the pavements during the month of June. This type of work will be done in the following areas:
  • Download 2019 Micro-Surface Project Map
  • SCHEDULE UPDATE: Please see the following link for remaining road work schedule https://drive.google.com/open?id=10swqC3ymsq2-R_TXvzNKmQfpriT0RgC5&usp=sharing (Dates in link will be updated if changed due to weather or equipment failures)
  • **Beyond completion of three remaining cul-de-sacs, punch list items and haul route clean up remains for the week of July 15**
  • Wilshire Drive (Hall Street to Breton Road) Completed. 
  • Cornell Avenue (Wilshire Drive to City Limits) Completed. 
  • Eastlawn Road (Boston Street to Heather Street) Completed.
  • Tenway Drive (Englewood Drive to City Limits) Completed. 
  • Warwick Road (Tenway Drive to City Limits) Completed. 
  • Englewood Drive (Tenway Drive to City Limits) Completed. 
  • Albert Drive (Groton Road to Andover Road) Completed. 
  • Conlon Avenue (Berwyck Road to End) Completed. Cul-de-sac will be completed with specialized equipment by the end of July.
  • Darby Lane (Berwyck Road to End) Completed. Cul-de-sac will be completed with specialized equipment by the end of July.
  • Vesta Lane (Berwyck Road to End) Completed. Cul-de-sac will be completed with specialized equipment by the end of July.
  • Andover Road (Richards Drive to Hampshire Blvd) Completed.
  • Sherwood Avenue (Maplewood Drive to City Limits) Completed.
  • Ridgewood Avenue (Lake Drive to Maplewood Drive) Completed.
  • Edgewood Avenue (Lake Drive to City Limits) Completed.
  • Woodshire Avenue (Hall Street to Lake Drive) Completed.
  • San Jose Drive (Burchard Street to Hall Street) Completed.
  • Seminole Road (Fisk Road to City Limits) Completed.
  • Gladstone Avenue (Mackinaw Road to Alexander Drive) Completed.
  • Pontiac Road (Rosewood Drive to Gladstone Avenue) Completed.
  • Rosewood Avenue (Sherman Street to Franklin Street) Completed.
  • Gladstone Avenue (Reed Street to Franklin Street) Completed.
  • Belvedere Drive/Lake Pointe Drive (Edgemere Drive to Edgemere Drive) Completed.
  • Reeds Lake Blvd (El Centro Blvd to Rexford Drive) Completed.
  • Rexford Drive (Cascade Road to Reeds Lake Blvd) Completed.
  • Kingswood Drive (Cascade Road to End) Completed.
  • Frederick (End to End) Completed.

Sidewalk Construction 


As part of the 2015 Streets and Sidewalks Millage the City has been investing more funds into the annual sidewalk rehab and replacement program. Each year, targeted areas are investigated on a rotation basis. The targeted area is subject to budget constraints. 

Preventative Maintenance 


Streets that are not marked for construction this summer may still receive preventative maintenance if necessary. City DPW crews or contractors crack seal and/or apply mastic to PASER rated streets that are rated 6/7 throughout the spring and summer seasons. Please see the updated PASER map above for designated street ratings.

Manhattan Road Sanitary Sewer Lift Station


Work on the Manhattan Road sanitary sewer lift station is tentatively scheduled to commence on May 28th. Work will be in the right-of-way and below grade. Traffic will be maintained and residents will still be allowed access to their home.

Notices

Notices are mailed to residents on affected streets in advance of any work. Notices will be posted below as they are being mailed out.
Mill and Overlay Street Construction Notice Spring of 2019
Yard Restoration Notice
Patching and Cape Seal Street Construction Notice Spring of 2019
Indian Trail Mill and Overlay Street Construction Notice 2019
Micro Surface Construction Notice 2019
Street Closure Door Hanger American Pavements 2019

Construction

Street & Sidewalk Millage 



On May 5, 2015, East Grand Rapids voters approved a 10-year, 2.0-mill Streets and Sidewalks Millage request. The city updates our progress towards our 70% goal each fall after the construction season to benchmark our progress. Below is a graph of our current progress.

PASER Rating Line Graph

  • Blue line shows road condition projection if no additional funding was received.  
  • Green line projects road conditions through the 10-year period of the Street & Sidewalk Millage using the additional 2.0 mills approved by East Grand Rapids voters. 
  • Red line shows current ratings with approved millage. 

DTE Private Utility Gas Main Projects 2019

DTE Energy will be conducting part of their Gas Renewal Project (GRP) this spring on Oakwood Drive in between Breton Road and Lake Grove Avenue and on Woodcliff Drive in between Hall Street and Oakwood Drive. Please download the links below for more information:
*Update: DTE crews will begin work on Monday, April 15, 2019, at the above mentioned location on Oakwood Drive. Signs will be placed out on Monday by DTE to advise local residents. Please download the links below for more information:

DTE Gas Main Project Oakwood Drive Spring 2019
DTE FAQ's
DTE Notice to Residents

For any questions or complaints, please call DTE at 616-551-2621.


 

Information Links:



Questions regarding the East Grand Rapids Streets & Sidewalk millage can be directed to 616-949-2110 or to City Clerk Karen Brower by email or to 750 Lakeside Drive SE, EGR MI 49506.