BAUER DRAIN STORM SEWER PROGRESS

Construction crews began installing 48-inch round storm sewer this week after the completion of elliptical pipe installation. Restoration of previous work areas has been completed in an effort to reestablish vegetation. Progress will continue this week pending any delays from the rain in the forecast.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Belill, inspector, 989-996-5228.

PROGRESS CONTINUES FOLLOWING WEATHER DELAYS

Elliptical pipe installation continues on the Bauer Drain Relocation project. The crews are making good progress this week following significant weather delays before the Fourth of July holiday. From June 25-27, approximately 4.2 inches of rain fell at the Bauer Drain project site. This amount of rain was equal to a storm that may statistically occur once every 10-25 years.

The elliptical pipe installation is scheduled to complete this week, and the crews will continue to conventional storm sewer installation, working west towards Grimes Road. The crews will also be mobilizing within the next week to the Sycamore Creek stream mitigation portion of the project in the City of Mason.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Belill, inspector, 989-996-5228.

CHANNEL CLEANOUT NEAR MT. PLEASANT ROAD

Initial open channel cleanout efforts have been performed on the Bauer Drain. Work started east of Mt. Pleasant Road at the drain’s confluence with the Doan Creek Drain. Soil erosion control measures were installed to prevent sediment from leaving the work area. Crews performed 2,265 feet of open channel cleanout work to a point 800 feet west of Mt. Pleasant Road. Sediment removed from the drain is being spoiled, leveled, seeded and treated with polymer within the drain right-of-way. The contractor is now awaiting pipe delivery to start storm sewer construction estimated for June 1, 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Belill, inspector, 989-996-5228.

TREE CLEARING CLEANUP

Tree clearing cleanup continues from Jackson Dirt Works today. This cleanup effort is ahead of the open channel work that is proposed to start next week to the east of Mt. Pleasant Road. Weather delays may be experienced this week which could push off the starting date for channel work next week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Belill, inspector, 989-996-5228.