DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC SERVICES
WEEKLY “ROAD WATCH” REPORT
WEEK OF APRIL 24-3o, 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 #9 are carry-overs from last week and remaining item #10 is NEW THIS WEEK but is actually scheduled for the following Saturday (April 29). 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.
- KENTUCKY AVENUE WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT
E.R. Zeiler Excavating of Temperance is continuing work for the replacement of existing water main with new 20” diameter pipe on Kentucky Avenue between First and Fourth Streets. For the most part, the roadway will be completely closed to all but local access as the work progresses. Following water main replacement, the roadway pavement will be completely reconstructed. Pipe installation is completed, and some minor items and testing of the last section will be occurring for the coming week, with final tie-ins and wrap-up likely the week of May 1.
- TERNES DRIVE RECONSTRUCTION
Smith Paving and Excavating of Norwalk, Ohio is wrapping up work for the reconstruction of Ternes Drive from North Dixie Highway to approximately 1000 feet south. During construction, access will be maintained to all adjacent businesses, and southbound traffic is being detoured to Detroit Avenue via North Dixie Highway and Rose Street. All remaining concrete placement is expected to be completed by early this coming week, and the roadway can be fully reopened the week of May 1 after the concrete has completed its curing time.
- SOUTH MACOMB STREET RECONSTRUCTION
Smith Paving and Excavating is reconstructing the west half of South Macomb Street between First and Front Streets, and the roadway is now open to traffic. There are a few spot sections of the east half that are being replaced as well, and those are expected to occur during the coming week. There is no posted detour, though northbound motorists should use Scott Street as an alternate during those times when work is occurring on these spot locations.
- LEMERAND STREET RESURFACING
Al’s Asphalt of Taylor is working on curb replacement and resurfacing of Lemerand Street between Monroe and Macomb Streets, and has removed curbs and drive approaches on the north side of the roadway. Subcontractor Doan Contracting is planning to place new curbs this coming Monday or Tuesday and subcontractor GM & Sons is planning to place new drive approaches and sidewalks later in the week. During construction, the roadway will be open to local traffic only, and work is expected to last until late May or early June.
- STONE STREET RESURFACING
Al’s Asphalt of Taylor is working on curb replacement and resurfacing of Stone Street between Telegraph Road and Front Street, and has removed curbs and drive approaches on the east side of the roadway. Subcontractor Doan Contracting is planning to place new curbs this coming Monday or Tuesday and subcontractor GM & Sons is planning to place new drive approaches and sidewalks later in the week. During construction, the roadway will be open to local traffic only, and work is expected to last until late May or early June.
- NORTH MACOMB STREET WATER MAIN
E.R. Zeiler Excavating had planned to begin work for the replacement of water mains on North Macomb Street between Elm Avenue and Lorain Street this past week, however this work was again postponed based on their work schedule on the Kentucky Avenue project and inclement weather a couple of days this past week. During construction traffic will be detoured to Monroe Street via Elm Avenue and Lorain Streets but open for local access as needed. For the coming week, the contractor will be beginning installation of new water main starting at Elm Avenue and working north. The entire project is expected to last until sometime in June.
- WINCHESTER BRIDGE REHABILITATION
Grand River Construction of Hudsonville has begun work for the Winchester Street Bridge Rehabilitation project and the bridge is now completed 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. For the coming week, work will be largely limited to setting up false decking and beginning saw cutting for removal of the existing railings.
- CRANBROOK BOULEVARD RECONSTRUCTION
Smith Paving and Excavating plans to begin pavement removal and possibly some new concrete placement on Cranbrook Boulevard between Armitage Drive and Payson Avenue this coming week. The roadway will be constructed half width at a time and access will be maintained for local residents only. Work will likely be occurring until late May.
- CONANT AVENUE WATER MAIN
E.R. Zeiler Excavating plans to begin work for the replacement of the existing water main on Conant Avenue between Wood Street and East Third Street this coming week, starting at Wood Street and moving north. Following water main installation, the roadway will be resurfaced and curbs will be replaced. During water main construction, the roadway will generally remain open with lane restrictions. Work is expected to last until the end of May.
- WEST FRONT STREET CLOSURE AT HARRISON / FIRST
Pescador, an Environmental Testing Company, has been issued a permit to perform some soil borings on West Front Street in front of the Post Office (near Harrison and First Streets) on Saturday, April 29. Their work may require the closure of West Front Street between Smith and Harrison Streets during that day, depending on the exact location of their borings. The through traffic detour route is likely to use Roessler Street, West Elm Avenue, and Monroe Street.
Prepared by: Patrick M. Lewis, P.E., Director of Engineering and Public Services