FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Bauer Drain Relocation and Sycamore Creek Mitigation
Bauer Drain Relocation
Q: Will there be any road closures?
A: Grimes Road will be closed while construction activities take place within the roadway. A detour will be posted during the closure and local traffic will be maintained. Check the construction status on the Home page or the overall schedule on the Project Schedule page.
Q: Will trash collection and mail delivery be maintained?
A: Yes, our contractor will work to accommodate local traffic in all areas to maintain trash collection and mail delivery services.
Q: Will emergency vehicles be able to access my street?
A: Yes, emergency vehicles will always be able to access the street during construction.
Q: Will I be able to access my driveway?
A: Yes, driveway access will be maintained; however, depending on the construction activity you may be asked to park in an adjacent area or wait to enter your driveway until the activity has passed your address.
Q: What time will work start and end?
A: Work may occur from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Saturday. Work will not occur on Sunday and Ingham County recognized holidays and holiday weekends unless approved for a unique circumstance.
Q: Will I lose power or phone service?
A: This construction activity should not result in the interruption of power or phone service to your home.
Q: Will farming be impacted by the work?
A: Farming may be impacted as work is completed within the drain easement in farm field areas. Contact Terry Belill, Inspector at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-996-5228 to coordinate impact to specific areas.
Sycamore Creek MITIGATION
Q: Who is performing the work along the Sycamore Creek?
A: The project is being performed by a contractor retained by the Ingham County Drain Commissioner Patrick E. Lindemann. The work is being performed under an agreement between the Ingham County Drain Commissioner and the City of Mason.
Q: What is the purpose of the project?
A: The purpose of the project is to provide habitat improvements within the Sycamore Creek as mitigation for the Bauer Drain project being constructed in White Oak and Stockbridge Townships. This work is permitted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (WRP023342 v.1).
Q: Will the Hayhoe Riverwalk be closed during the project?
A: The Hayhoe Riverwalk may be closed intermittently during construction to safely move equipment and materials along the path. Currently, the mitigation work is planned for the month of June 2021. Check the construction closure status on the Home page or the overall schedule on the Project Schedule page.
Q: How will users of the Riverwalk be kept safe during the project?
A: Construction personnel and flaggers will be staged along the Riverwalk to notify and protect users from active construction areas and moving equipment. Delays and intermittent closures may occur as work is performed.
Q: Who is paying for the work being performed along the Sycamore Creek?
A: The work along the Sycamore Creek is part of the overall Bauer Drain project and is being paid for by the Bauer Drain Drainage District. Neither the City of Mason, nor the residents of the City of Mason are paying for the work being performed along the Sycamore Creek.
Q: What time will work start and end?
A: Work may occur from 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Saturday. Work will not occur on Sunday and Ingham County recognized holidays and holiday weekends unless approved. Additional work time limitations will be coordinated with the City of Mason as needed for local purposes.
Q: Who can I contact with a question or concern about the project along the Sycamore Creek?
A: Spicer Group is the consulting engineer overseeing the project. Contact Chris Mattson, P.E., Project Manager at email@example.com or 989-213-6365 with any questions or concerns.