Work Nearly Complete At Bauer Drain

The work areas that have been occupied by heavy construction equipment over the past 18 months are starting to green up with new vegetation as the Bauer Drain and Sycamore Creek Mitigation Project draws to a close. Contractors are working on finishing touches on-site including grass growth and other minor adjustments and corrections as the newly relocated Drain flows under Grimes Road and around the tank storage facilities. The Hayhoe Riverwalk in the City of Mason has residents and wildlife alike enjoying the improvements along the Sycamore Creek.

Minor work items will be completed within the next month before final completion status is reached. If you have any questions or concerns with the conditions of the work site, please contact Terry Belill, inspector, 989-996-5228.


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.