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Posted on: April 3, 2020

City Streets and Sewer Improvement Projects - Updates and Letter to Residents

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Summary:

Wastewater Collection System Rehabilitation (RD1A)

This Project’s goals include eliminating infiltration, extending the structural service life of the sanitary sewer, rehabilitating the structural defects, and improving flow capacity in the wastewater collection system. The Project consists of approximately 5.4 miles (28,400 feet) of cured in place pipe lining (CIPP) of existing 8-inch to 30-inch diameter sanitary sewer; cured in place manhole lining (CIPM) for approximately 85 structures, and removal / replacement of approximately 66 sanitary manhole frames and covers. Additional work includes trenchless spot repairs at 3 locations, and installation of 9 internal drop structures. This Project will require reduced water usage from the residents, cooperation of relocating vehicles for on-street parking, safely traveling through a detour along US-31, and potential dye testing inside the owner’s residence for service reinstatement. See map showing the location of the overall anticipated work. https://www.manisteemi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4511/Wastewater-Collection-System-Rehabilitation-RD1A-Map

Update:

For the week starting 5/25/20 

Work completed or on-going work this week: Contractors continued cleaning the sanitary sewer between US-31 and Ramsdell Street. Features of the manholes and pipes are being measured.

Anticipated work next week: The Contractors plan on continuing to clean the sanitary sewers on the East side of the City on various streets. The Contractor is also planning to begin replacing damaged old manhole structure castings and covers on various streets around the City on structures that will be lined in the project, but no schedule has been submitted for this work thus far. Cleaning process thus far has consisted of root trimming, mineral deposit removal, and protruding service trimming using robotic equipment. Though rare, residents could experience “burping” within toilets or sinks. Please see the sewer rehab letter posted on the City website for additional information regarding the sewer cleaning process, details about the project, and potential future dye testing procedures that may be required to occur at your residence. If your residence requires dye testing, you will be notified in advance to the work via door hanger.

Note: Work being performed by contractors has been designated as essential critical infrastructure. Contractors and consultants have policies in place meeting all the requirements of social distancing, and the requirements issued by Government entities.

Project contact information: If there are any issues or concerns during the project please contact the City’s Resident Project Representative, Lucas Richardson (Spicer Group) at 231-668-1107. If Mr. Richardson cannot be reached, please contact John Bradley Project Manager at 517-719-5503.


Summary:

Street, Water Main, Storm and Sanitary Sewer Improvements (RD1B)

This Project’s goals are to decrease flooding, lower groundwater elevations, provide stormwater outlets to relieve pressure on the sanitary sewer system, upgrade under-sized water main, repair broken sections of sanitary sewer, and reconstruct 9 blocks of City streets. This Project consists of approximately 3,900 linear feet of 12-inch to 24-inch diameter storm sewer and associated roadway improvements, reconstruction including replacement of 900 feet of water main, and sanitary sewer spot repairs throughout the City. This Project will require coordination from the residents including times of reduced water usage, cooperation of relocating vehicles for on-street parking, drive access, and reconnecting water services. See map showing the location of the overall anticipated work. https://www.manisteemi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4510/Street-Water-Main-Storm-and-Sanitary-Sewer-Improvements-RD1B-Map

Update:

For the week starting 5/25/20

Work completed or on-going work this week: The Contractor finished the reinforced concrete paving of the westbound lane and the curb and gutter on Eighth Street between Hopkins and Davis. The Contractor also began connecting new copper water services from the new water main to the homeowner’s water services along Second Avenue between Fremont and Melitzer.

Anticipated work next week: The Contractor plans to continue hooking up new water services to the properties along Second Avenue between Fremont and Melitzer, and to begin constructing storm sewer on Second Avenue. All property owners should have access to and from their homes but may have limited access when the work occurs directly in front of the home.

Note: Work being performed by contractors has been designated as essential critical infrastructure. Contractors and consultants have policies in place meeting all the requirements of social distancing, and the requirements issued by Government entities.

Project contact information: If there are any issues or concerns during the project please contact the City’s Resident Project Representative, Lucas Richardson (Spicer Group) at 231-668-1107. If Mr. Richardson cannot be reached, please contact John Bradley Project Manager at 517-719-5503.


Summary:

Street and Storm Sewer Improvements (2019-2020 Street Improvements)

This Project’s goals are to decrease flooding and to reconstruct 4 blocks of City streets. This Project consists of approximately 1,070 linear feet of road reconstruction and 950 linear feet of 18-inch to 24-inch storm sewer improvements and associated drainage structures. This Project will require coordination from the residents for cooperation of relocating vehicles for on-street parking, drive access, and reconnecting water services. See map showing the location of the overall anticipated work. https://www.manisteemi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4509/Street-and-Storm-Sewer-Improvements-2019-2020-Street-Improvements-Map

Update:

For the week starting 5/25/20

Work completed or on-going work this week: The Contractor completed placing crushed limestone base along Fremont Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue, and also paved the base course of asphalt along Third Avenue between Monroe and Hastings, Hastings Street from Third Avenue to Fifth Avenue, and Fremont Street from First Avenue to Second Avenue.

Anticipated work next week: The Contractor plans to finish the remaining concrete work for driveways and sidewalk ramps and plans to pave the top course of asphalt along Third Avenue, Hastings Street, and Fremont Street to prepare for asphalt pavement. The contractor also plans on beginning restoration work in the project area including topsoil, seeding, sweeping and any other measures required to restore the area to its prior condition.

Note: Work being performed by contractors has been designated as essential critical infrastructure. Contractors and consultants have policies in place meeting all the requirements of social distancing, and the requirements issued by Government entities.

Project contact information: If there are any issues or concerns during the project please contact the City’s Resident Project Representative, Lucas Richardson (Spicer Group) at 231-668-1107. If Mr. Richardson cannot be reached, please contact Rich Kathrens Project Manager at 517-749-4274.

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