DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AND PUBLIC SERVICES
WEEKLY “ROAD WATCH” REPORT
August 12-18, 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 and #2 are carry-overs from last week, #3 is NEW THIS WEEK, and #4 and #5 are special events. We are pleased to announce that the Conant Avenue water main project between Wood and Third Streets has now been substantially completed except for minor cleanup items, and the resurfacing work will occur starting around Labor Day. 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. The contractor is completed with main line pipe installation, and for the upcoming week, will be testing water main on the block between Noble and Lorain and pouring base concrete and other cleanup work between Elm and Noble. The entire project should be completed by Labor Day, at which point the roadway will then 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.
- UNION STREET WATER MAIN
E.R. Zeiler Excavating plans to begin work for new water main installation on Union Street between Fifth and Eighth Streets next week. During construction the roadway will be open for local traffic, but the roadway will be closed to through traffic on the block where work is occurring. The entire project is expected to last until mid-September, at which point the roadway will be resurfaced by Al’s Asphalt Paving.
- RIVER RAISIN JAZZ FESTIVAL
The ?City of Monroe will be hosting the 16th Annual River Raisin Jazz Festival in Saint Mary’s Park that is put on by the Monroe County Convention and Tourism Bureau? from August 11-13. The event will require the closure of West Elm Avenue between Borgess Avenue and North Monroe Street from approximately 3:00 P.M. on Friday, August 11 through the end of the day on Sunday, August 13. Access to the Saint Mary’s Parking Lot will also be restricted. The detour for westbound Elm Avenue traffic will be using northbound Monroe Street to Noble Avenue westbound to Borgess Avenue southbound back to Elm Avenue. The eastbound detour will be Godfroy Avenue north to Noble Avenue eastbound to Monroe Street southbound back to Elm Avenue.
- DOWNTOWN ART FAIR
The Downtown Monroe Business Network (DMBN) is hosting the 14th Annual Downtown Fine Art Fair on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. This event will require the closure of East First and East Front Streets between Monroe and Macomb Streets, and Washington Street between Second and Front Streets starting at 6:00 P.M. on Friday, August 11 through the end of the day on Sunday, August 13. There is no posted detour for any of the above routes.?
Prepared by: Patrick M. Lewis, P.E., Director of Engineering and Public Services