JACK AND BORE CROSSINGS COMPLETE

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.

GRIMES ROAD WORK CONTINUES BETWEEN BORES

With the completion of the jack and bore crossing under Wolverine Pipe Line utilities, contractors on-site continue with work items southward along Grimes Road. Jackson Dirt Works resumed pipe installation, connecting to the newly bored steel pipe with manhole structures. Their pipe installation efforts take them south toward the location of the next jack and bore crossing.

Lowe Construction has been working to prepare the next jack and bore crossing under Enbridge Energy utilities. Extensive coordination and preparation has been undertaken to ready the site for the crossing work including phone and power utility relocation, temporary fencing, and deep and shallow dewatering systems. Dewatering efforts will be managed for the next 7-10 days, ahead of the crossing which is planned to commence the week of October 25, weather dependent.

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

JACK AND BORE CROSSING IN GRIMES ROAD

Jack and bore crossings of petroleum pipelines began last week and were completed Monday, September 20. This is the first of two jack and bore crossings to be completed on the project. Lowe Construction was on-site to perform the work. A 48″ diameter steel pipe was bored under the Wolverine Pipe Line 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.

Storm sewer installation will continue to connect the bored steel pipe to the already installed portion of the relocated Bauer Drain. Preparations will begin within the next week to perform the remaining jack and bore operation under petroleum pipelines on the other portions of the project.

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

WORK WITHIN GRIMES ROAD PROGRESSING

Work is progressing satisfactorily to construct the relocated Bauer Drain within Grimes Road. Crews have been diligently installing the 48-inch diameter storm sewer, manhole structures, and the base material for the restored roadway. Grimes Road is still closed and will remain closed until the pipe installation is complete. A posted detour route via Mt. Pleasant Road is in place and can be found on our Project Maps page.

In addition to pipe installation, crews are also preparing for the trenchless crossings under critical petroleum pipelines. All of the petroleum pipelines are being positively identified ahead of time by means of hydro-excavation so that we may safely cross under the critical utilities. On-site personnel is working closely with pipeline safety representatives as the crossings work approaches.

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

GRIMES ROAD WORK RESUMES

Work along Grimes Road resumes today, following coordination with critical communication utilities, continuing with installation of 48-inch diameter storm sewer. Please note, Grimes Road is currently closed as the construction activity continues within the roadway. A detour has been setup via Mt. Pleasant Road and can be viewed here.

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

GRIMES ROAD TO CLOSE MONDAY, AUGUST 9

The contractor will be closing Grimes Road on Monday, August 9, 2021 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 times. Trash collection and mail delivery will continue during the closure as well. Please find the detour map available on our Project Maps page.

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

SYCAMORE CREEK STREAM MEASURES INSTALLED

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.

BAUER DRAIN RELOCATION NEARING GRIMES ROAD

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.