DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC SERVICES
WEEKLY “ROAD WATCH” REPORT
WEEK OF JUNE 26-JULY 2, 2017
Below please find information on construction projects and other known activities within the City of Monroe for the upcoming week with traffic impacts. Items #1 through #6 are all carry-overs from last week. Please contact the City of Monroe Engineering and Public Services Department at 734-384-9126 or 734-384-9125 with any questions or concerns, or contact Director Patrick M. Lewis, P.E. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NORTH MACOMB STREET WATER MAIN
E.R. Zeiler Excavating of Temperance is working on the installation of new water mains on North Macomb Street between Elm Avenue and Lorain Street. During the hours the contractor is working, traffic will be detoured to Monroe Street via Elm Avenue, Noble Avenue, and Lorain Streets as appropriate but open for local access as needed. For the coming week, the contractor will be finishing the main line section of pipe between Vine and Noble and continuing north between Noble and Lorain Streets. The roadway should be able to be opened up to traffic after working hours. The entire project is expected to last until the end of July, at which point the roadway will be resurfaced by Al’s Asphalt Paving of Taylor.
- WINCHESTER BRIDGE REHABILITATION
Grand River Construction of Hudsonville is continuing work for the Winchester Street Bridge Rehabilitation project and the bridge is now completely closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The project will include large-scale deck patching, complete replacement of all of the railings with new decorative railings, installation of new 9-foot sidewalks on both sides of the roadway, installation of new decorative lighting, and other related items. During construction, traffic will be detoured using Elm Avenue, Macomb Street, and Front Street. The project is expected to last until around Labor Day, with the bridge completely closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic this entire time. The contractor will be continuing to pour new concrete for bridge fascia, curbs, light pole pedestals, and other items for the next few weeks.
- AVENUE DE LAFAYETTE RECONSTRUCTION
Smith Paving and Excavating of Norwalk, Ohio has completed nearly all concrete pavement reconstruction on Avenue de Lafayette from a location south of Armitage Drive to Francis Street, and the roadway is open to traffic. Work will continue for another week as one remaining quadrant of the intersection at Armitage still needs to be replaced, but the roadway will otherwise be fully open.
- CONANT AVENUE WATER MAIN
E.R. Zeiler Excavating is continuing replacement of the existing water main on Conant Avenue between Wood Street and East Third Street. Following water main installation, the roadway will be resurfaced and curbs will be replaced by Al’s Asphalt. During water main construction, the roadway will generally remain open with lane restrictions. All main line pipe has now been installed and the contractor plans to work on reconnection of all house services and intersection connections for the next 2-3 weeks.
- JOHN ROLFE RECONSTRUCTION
Smith Paving and Excavating is reconstructing the existing concrete pavement on John Rolfe Drive from a location just north of West Lorain Street to Donnalee Drive. The roadway will be constructed half width at a time and access will be maintained for local residents only. All work on the east half of the roadway has been completed and is open to traffic, and the west half is completed from Donnalee to Crest Lane, though rainy weather this past week has pushed completion of the west half into this coming week. The roadway should be fully opened up to traffic the week of July 3.
- WEST LORAIN STREET RECONSTRUCTION
Smith Paving and Excavating will be completely reconstructing nearly all of West Lorain Street from Telegraph Road to the west end near Manor School, and the new roadway surface will be in concrete to replace the various pavement sections that are there at present. During construction, there will be various detours and one-way postings as the work progresses, but access will be maintained as much as possible. For the coming week, the contractor expects to place new curbs and drive approaches on the north side of the roadway between Village Green Lane and Valley Oak Court, and work on some short intersection transitions on Dane Drive and John Rolfe Drive, which will close those cross streets completely during concrete curing. The completion date is the end of August, though it is hoped that work will be completed before that time.
Prepared by: Patrick M. Lewis, P.E., Director of Engineering and Public Services