All jack and bore crossings of petroleum pipelines are now concluded, with the completion of the Enbridge and Vector bores just before the Thanksgiving holiday. Lowe Construction was on-site to perform the work. A 48″ diameter steel pipe was bored under the oil and gas utilities to provide for a trenchless crossing. Safety coordination and utility representative oversight was top priority as the work progressed. This crossing was completed safely and without incident.

Preparations for cast-in-place concrete structures began immediately following the completion of the bore. These and other drainage structures, as well as storm sewer installation will take place next to connect the bored steel pipe to the already installed portion of the relocated Bauer Drain. All this work is in an effort to conclude major work items along Grimes Road before the end of 2021, weather dependent.

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


Jackson Dirt Works has completed the initial installation of stream enhancement measures along the Sycamore Creek. Following this milestone, a comprehensive inspection of the installed measures will take place to determine if any adjustments are needed to the project as a whole. Adjustments to stream measures and restoration activities along the Hayhoe Riverwalk will take place over the next few weeks. Expect to see intermittent use of the Riverwalk to make these minor adjustments and restore the pathway corridor. As always, personnel will be placed along the path to warn pedestrians of any construction activity.

Future work along the Riverwalk, as part of this project, may include but is not limited to; signage installation, asphalt path repairs, and other restoration activity along the Riverwalk.

The Sycamore Creek Enhancement Project is being constructed as mitigation for the Bauer Drain Relocation Project by a contractor retained by the Ingham County Drain Commissioner Patrick E Lindemann.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Belill, inspector, 989-996-5228.


Drain relocation progress over the last two weeks brings our crews within 400 feet of Grime Roads. At this rate, the contractor should be starting construction within the roadway at the beginning of next week, weather dependent. Groundwater dewatering has been integral to progress with the high groundwater levels in the current work area. The contractor has worked ahead to install dewatering facilities to best manage the groundwater going forward.

As the work commences within Grimes Road, the road will be closed with a detour following Dexter Trail, Mt Pleasant Road, and Swan Road. Local traffic, private access drives, and access for emergency services will be maintained at all time. Please find a detour map available on our Project Maps page. The closure will likely last several months as crews install the relocated Bauer Drain, cross critical pipeline utilities, and pave Grime Road back in asphalt from Swan Road to Dexter Trail.

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


Survey staking has been completed and our contractor will begin to mobilize equipment and materials next week, July 12-16, 2021. Informational signage will be placed prior to any work commencing on the pathway, to keep pedestrians informed. While crews work along the creek, additional personnel will be available to keep pedestrians safe and to answer any questions about the project.

The construction along the Sycamore Creek will include the installation of in-stream measures designed to improve the stream. To learn more about these in-stream measures, go to the Stream Mitigation page. Check the Project Maps page to see where we are working each week. Given the nature of the work, our contractor may be delayed by weather conditions.

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