Street reconstruction and rehabilitation projects for 2017 have been approved and are in the pre-construction planning phase. Streets slated for reconstruction this year include:
The reconstruction projects will include complete removal and replacement of the road and curb, installation of new water main on the same side as the existing watermain, new driveway approaches, replacement sidewalk on the water main side, replacement of most trees on the water main side, and replacement of some trees on the non-water main side.
The general timeline will include replacement of the gas lines and services by Consumers Energy in March, water main work from April - June, and road replacement from June - November. This project will be messy and a horrible inconvenience! There will be interruptions in access, water service, and waste collection. The city and contractor will attempt to keep folks informed of these project occurrences via the city's webpage, Facebook, door hangers, the newsletter, and job site bulletin boards.
If you are directly impacted, expect to have waste services halted this summer. A garbage, yard waste, and recycling drop off point is planned for the center parking lot of Winshall Park.
In addition, there are streets slated for rehabilitation. These include:
Abbey Lane (new asphalt with some curb replacement)
Ingalls (new asphalt with some curb replacement, as well as a narrowing and sidewalk addition between Fairchild and School)
Lastly, many downtown streets are slated for a seal coat as a preventative maintenance feature. These bids have not yet been approved.