Construction Updates

Looking for 2021 construction highlights? Read our Construction Recap.
 
**Scroll Below to Water Utility Projects for Information Related to Water Service Line Replacements on Wealthy from Greenwood to Plymouth During the Months of November and December**


DTE ENERGY UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Starting in the new year, DTE Energy will begin replacing gas mains on the following streets. Check back for updates on potential road closures.  
  • If you have any questions or concerns please contact Michael Voss from DTE at 616-218-1031.




Warwick Road
Ballard Street to End
January 1, 2023December 21, 2023
Pontiac Road
Cadillac Drive to Rosewood Avenue
January 3, 2022June 3, 2022Completed
Ballard Street
Warwick Road to End
January 1, 2023December 21, 2023
Boston Street
Laurel Avenue to End
January 1, 2023December 21, 2023
Orville Street
Warwick to End
January 1, 2023December 21, 2023
Maxwell Avenue
Argentina Drive to Lake Drive
August 22, 2022November 1, 2022Completed
Sherman Street
City Limit to Wealthy Street
November 1, 2022April 20, 2023In-Process
Pioneer Club
Reeds Lake Blvd to Manhattan Road
September 12, 2022November 1, 2022Completed
Wealthy Street
Lovett to Plymouth
November 1, 2022April 20, 2023
Laurel Avenue
Lake Drive to Wealthy
November 1, 2022April 20, 2023
Plymouth Road
Alexander Road to Hall Street
March 1, 2023August 1, 2023

Updates:


STREET & SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

In 2015, EGR residents passed a ballot proposal to allow the City to collect 2.0 mills for street and sidewalk improvements. Since then, the Public Works team  has worked hard to upgrade the 47 miles of street and 80 miles of sidewalk within the city. 

Please review the following 2022 construction project details and note they are subject to change depending on bid results and allocated funds. You can also download the complete 2022 road projects map for a high-level view of this year's work. 

PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE 
Streets that are not marked for construction this summer may still receive preventative maintenance if necessary. Public Works crews or contractors may apply mastic and/or crack seal throughout the spring and summer seasons. The annually updated PASER street rating map is located at the bottom of this page with ratings each year to benchmark progress with respect to the streets and sidewalks millage.

Public Works crews will be applying mastic treatments to some streets that will be receiving pavement preservation cape seal treatments in August as well as some lower rated streets in June.  No parking signs may be posted and there will be limited traffic disruption, but the mastic application takes up to a few hours per street for application and curing time.  Please view the map link below for streets receiving mastic application.

Because preventative maintenance work is generally a fill-in schedule item subject to weather and the availability of contractors, advanced mailing notices with specific dates, times, etc. are not feasible.  The city or contractors will use appropriate traffic control while completing maintenance operations.  If there will be a direct and prolonged impact door hanger notices will be provided or crews will knock on doors to attempt contact.

  • Mastic application 2022 Preventative Maintenance   Status-Completed.
  • Crack Seal Application Map Status-Completed.
  • Additional maintenance including pavement markings will take place intermittently.  Crews will have appropriate traffic control while working.  Status-Completed.
  • Ditch maintenance for Reeds Lake Blvd from Lakeside to the Rock will be completed when crews from the Kent County Road Commission are available this summer. Status: Completed. 
  • French drain maintenance for Reeds Lake Blvd gravel road from the high elevation to the outlet will be completed this fall or spring of 23 depending on availability of the Kent County Road Commission. Status: Completed.

GENERAL NOTICES
Notices are mailed to affected residents in advance of any work. Notices will also be posted on this page as they are mailed out.


MILL & OVERLAY STREETS

Mill and 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 can be 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.

2022 Projects Map

2022 Projects Memo

Updates

Hall Street from Plymouth Road to Sylvan Avenue ----Completed.

PROJECT AREA
START DATEAPPROXIMATE
COMPLETION DATE
STATUS
PHASE 1



Beechwood Drive
Lake Grove Avenue to Gravel
April 11End of MayCompleted
Northshire Avenue
Woodshire Avenue to End
April End of MayCompleted
Southshire Avenue
Woodshire Avenue to End
April End of MayCompleted
     Woodlawn Avenue
     Elmwood Drive to Maplewood Drive
April End of MayCompleted
PHASE 2



Darby Avenue
Bonnell Avenue to Reeds Lake Blvd
Mid-MayMid-JuneCompleted
     Kenesaw Drive
     Lake Drive to Hall Street
Mid-MayMid-JuneCompleted
     San Lucia Drive
     Argentina Drive to End
Mid-MayMid-JuneCompleted
PHASE 3



Berwyck Road 
Arundel Road to Woodlawn Avenue
Late MayEnd of JuneCompleted

Hampshire Avenue
York Drive to Andover Road
Late May

End of JuneCompleted
     Whitfield Road
     Englewood Drive to Brighton Drive
Late MayEnd of JuneCompleted 
PHASE 4




CAPE SEAL 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 roadbed, along with providing a new wearing surface. Cape seals are applied to streets rated PASER 4-6 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. Please expect traffic delays on these streets, and please be courteous and respectful of crews on-site controlling traffic.

Updates

Cape seal projects are tentatively scheduled to be completed in September. Preparation work including mastic joint repairs and spot milling and paving will be completed in June in advance of the cape seal treatments. Work will be completed in collaboration between EGR DPW and the KCRC. Preparation work will have minimal impact to traffic.  

Resources

  • Cape seal treatments are now tentative for the week of August 6 and August 12.  Weather has impacted other projects which has adjusted the Schedule for East Grand Rapids. All work is anticipated to be completed tentatively by Friday August 16.
  • The contractor is Pavement Maintenance Systems, LLC from Imlay City, MI.
  • Notice mailed to residents.
  • Second notice provided to residents via door hanger.

Tentative Schedule-Below:

       Project Area                                                       Tentative Start Date            Tentative Completion Date         Status

Fredrick Drive 
End to End
Chip Seal September 8

Micro Paving September 16 or 17Completed
Bonnell Avenue
Lake Drive to Mary Avenue
Chip Seal September 8Micro Paving September 16Completed
Beechwood Drive
Lake Grove to End
Chip Seal September 7Micro Paving September 17Completed
     Seminole Road
     Fisk Road to Gladstone
Chip Seal September 7Micro Paving September 15Completed


Manhattan Lane
Manhattan Road to End

Chip Seal September 9Micro Paving September 16Completed

Briarwood Avenue
Wealthy Street to Lake Drive
Chip Seal September 7Micro Paving September 15Completed-Seal Valley Gutter in Spring 
Rexford Drive
Reeds Lake Boulevard to 
Cascade Road
Chip Seal September 9Micro Paving September 17Completed
Manhattan Road
Reeds Lake Boulevard to End

Chip Seal September 9Micro Paving September 16Completed
     Sherman Street 
     Gladstone Avenue to 
     Cambridge Boulevard 

Chip Seal September 7Micro Paving September 15Completed
     Edgemere Drive
     Wealthy Street to Lake Pointe
Chip Seal September 7


Micro Paving September 15Completed
     San Jose Drive
     San Lu Rae Drive to Argentina Drive
Chip Seal September 7Micro Paving September 15


Completed


MICRO-SURFACE STREETS

Micro-surfacing, a cost-effective pavement maintenance process used by departments of transportation 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.

Updates

  • Micro-surface treatments are not scheduled for the 2022 construction season.

Resources


PROJECT AREA
START DATEAPPROXIMATE
COMPLETION DATE
STATUS





RECLAMITE SEALANT STREETS

Reclamite is an asphalt sealant, which is a cationic, water-based emulsion designed to improve and extend the life of higher rated asphalt pavements at a very low cost. The emulsion contains unique oils to restore and improve the chemistry of oxidized asphalt surfaces.  Spray-on asphalt rejuvenators are designed to penetrate the asphalt surface and strengthen the asphalt material at the surface to resist the effects of exposure to sun, water, and air.  The treatment extends the life of the asphalt road surface an additional 5-7 years.

Updates

  • Reclamite asphalt sealant treatment is tentative for application on Friday, September 16, during evening hours into early Saturday morning.  This has been delayed from the tentative timeframe due to weather and supply chain issues.  Work will also be limited to Breton Road for this summer/fall with remaining streets to receive pavement preservation treatments in the next construction season. Status-Completed.
  • The contractor is Pavement Technologies, INC of Westlake, OH.
  • Notice mailed to residents.
  • Door hanger notice to residents   Notice for September 16 

Resources

PROJECT AREA
START DATEAPPROXIMATE
COMPLETION DATE
STATUS

Lake Drive-Bagley Street to Princeton Boulevard



TBD

Lake Drive-Hall Street to east city limit                                                                                                                       TBD

Lakeside Drive-Shopping Center Road to Lake Drive                                                                                                TBD  

Breton Road-Lake Drive to south city limit                         September 16             September 17                               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.

Updates 

  • The sidewalk rehabilitation and replacement program target area for the 2022 construction season is in the southwest area of the city.  Construction was completed in early June.  For information on targeted areas from past and future years please view documents noted below.
  • Sidewalk construction to add sidewalk on the southside of Robinson Rd from Briarwood Ave to Plymouth Road was completed in late June 2022.  Additional work for enhancing pedestrian safety included the removal of the drive approach into the intersection at Plymouth Rd and Robinson and relocating the crosswalk from the east leg to the west leg.  An RRFB was also approved and installed at the crossing by the Department of Public Works.
Resources


SANITARY SEWER UTILITY SYSTEM














SANITARY SEWER REHABILITATION

Updates

Resources

PROJECT AREA
START DATEAPPROXIMATE
COMPLETION DATE
STATUS
Edgemere Drive
Wealthy Street to End
JuneJune Completed
Lovett Avenue
Wealthy Street to Lake Drive
JuneJuneCompleted
Kenesaw Drive
Lake Drive to Hall Street
JuneJuneCompleted
South Arm Reeds Lake Boulevard
Reeds Lake Boulevard to End
JuneJuneCompleted










STORM SEWER REHABILITATION

Updates

Resources

  • Contractor: Corby Energy Services; Project Manager Josh Freeman, 734.604.5109

PROJECT AREA
START DATEAPPROXIMATE
COMPLETION DATE
STATUS
Cambridge Drive 
Alexander Road to Fisk Road
JuneJuneCompleted
Hall Street 
Breton Road to Lake Drive
JuneJuneCompleted
Princeton Boulevard
Dead End
JuneJuneCompleted
Easement-Frederick Drive to Reeds Lake OutfallJuneJuneCompleted




WATER UTILITY SYSTEM

WATER MAIN REHABILITATION (CURED-IN-PLACE PIPE)

Cured-in-place pipe (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.

Updates  **Burchard at Lakeside will be tentatively closed 8/31 and 9/1 for water main utility tie-in work.  Motorists should used adjacent grid streets as detours during this time**

Resources
PROJECT AREA
START DATEAPPROXIMATE
COMPLETION DATE
STATUS
Lakeside Drive
Hall Street to Burchard Street
(660 LF of 10-inch cast-iron main installed in 1928)
JulySeptember Completed

Heather Street 
Pinecrest Avenue to Eastlawn Avenue
(780 LF of 6-inch cast-iron main installed in 1920)
July

SeptemberCompleted
Martin Luther King Jr/Franklin Street  
Cambridge Boulevard to Rosewood Avenue
(325 feet of 6 inch ductile iron installed in 1996)
JulySeptemberCompleted
Robinson Road
Plymouth Road to west of Gladstone Avenue
(1,260 LF of 6 inch cast iron installed in 1919)
JulySeptemberCompleted


Water Utility System Distribution System Survey

 The City of East Grand Rapids, in conjunction with Advanced Hydro Vac, is hydro-excavating water service lines to complete a comprehensive inventory of water service line materials and water shut-off valves. Target areas are street construction project areas as well as the far west quadrant of the City. Residents will be mailed a notice describing this inventory work. All work will be completed in the public right-of-way. The excavations will be backfilled by the City with restorations including topsoil and seed being completed within several weeks of the survey work. 

Hydro Excavation Water Service notice


Water Service Line Replacements

Project Area                                                       Tentative Start Date            Tentative Completion Date         Status 

Wealthy-Greenwood to Plymouth (northside)   The week of Nov. 14



           End of December                         Ongoing




Resources:

MANHOLE REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Updates & Resources
  • Manhole rehabilitation will be completed on all mill and overlay street projects in advance of road construction during the months of May and June 2022. Completed.
  • No impact to utility service.
  • Contractor: Havener Tech, Inc 


CATCH BASIN REHABILITATION PROGRAM

Updates & Resources
  • Catch basin rehabilitation will be completed on all mill and overlay street projects in advance of road construction during the month of May and June 2022. Completed.
  • Contractor: Havener Tech, Inc 


Construction

STREET & SIDEWALK MILLAGE

In 2015, East Grand Rapids voters approved a 10-year, 2.0-mill Streets and Sidewalks Millage request. The City updates its progress towards our 70% goal each fall after the construction season to benchmark our progress. 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 City has 47.26 miles of streets. Below is a graph of our current progress reflecting the road work completed.


 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.

The Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) provides best practices for road preservation based on a road's specific PASER rating. The City uses these best practices when deciding how to best preserve the lifespan of our roads. Take a look at the recommended surface treatments in accordance to PASER ratings.



The blue line shows road condition projection if no additional funding was received. The green line projects road conditions through the 10-year period of the Street & Sidewalk Millage using the additional 2.0 mills approved by EGR voters. The red line shows current ratings with approved millage.

View specific road PASER details and progress by reviewing the following maps:

PASER Ratings Information Guide

Additional Resources

Questions regarding the 2015 Streets & Sidewalk Millage can be directed by phone to 616.949.2110, by email Deputy City Manager Doug LaFave or by mail at 750 Lakeside Dr. SE, EGR, MI 49506.