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    Resurfacing (Barclay to Lafayette)
    Complete 2016

    Project Updates
    The top course of pavement was placed over this past weekend and work is now substantially complete. Topsoil and seed have been placed in the disturbed areas of the parkway and the City's Forestry Division will plant new trees in the fall.

    Work on Crescent is scheduled to begin the week of June 20, pending weather and contractor availability, and will be completed in early August.

    Construction Schedule
    June - August 2016

    This project will:
    • install new water main.
    • resurface the street.
    • maintain the cul-de-sac at Crescent and Claremont. 
    • upgrade sidewalks and ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    • install infiltration basins to retain and soak stormwater into the ground to filter pollutants and reduce runoff entering natural bodies of water.

    Construction Information
    Street Resurfacing
    The street’s full width will be resurfaced. 

    Water Main
    • The water main and existing water service lines up to the property line will be replaced.
    • Typically, there will be two water shutdowns: once when the new main is placed in service (4 to 8 hours) and another to connect individual water services for each property to the new main (2 to 4 hours). There may be a third shut down to complete the final main switch. The contractor will provide notice 24 hours in advance. Occasionally, a water main may accidentally break during construction. If this should happen, there will not be notification, but repairs will be made as quickly as possible to restore service.
    • Following a water shutdown, calcified deposits may be dislodged by water pressure once the system is turned back on. Please run outside faucets first and then the faucets in all sinks to clear the lines. If some faucets are running slowly, it may be necessary to check the screens and clean off any debris.
    Driveway Approaches and Sidewalks
    • Some drive approaches and sidewalk will be replaced due to impacts from the water main work. Affected residents will not have access to their driveways for 5-7 days while the work is completed and the concrete cures. The contractor will coordinate with those affected in advance.
    • Driveway access may not be available when road work is directly in front of a driveway.
    Parkways and Street Trees
    • Parkways (area between curb and sidewalk) will be restored with grass unless the property owner requests not to have this completed at their respective property.
    • Property owners should remove all existing plantings, landscaping, etc. they want to save prior to the start of construction.
    • Property owners who have a sprinkler system are asked to mark their sprinkler heads with flags, sticks, or spray paint. Sprinklers that are broken during construction will be repaired.
    • The Forestry Division may plant new street trees after project completion.
    Access, Parking, and Detour Route
    • The street will be closed to through traffic with resident and emergency vehicle access maintained. 
    • No parking will be allowed on the street during construction hours.
    • During the installation of water main at the Crescent and Lafayette intersection, the intersection will be closed. Northbound Lafayette will be detoured onto Lyon, Barclay and Michigan. Southbound Lafayette will be detoured onto Michigan, College, and Lyon.
    Recycling, Refuse, and Mail
    • Recycling and refuse will be maintained but bins must be placed in their normal spots the night before collection day. Failing to do so may result in a missed collection. When trucks cannot access the street due to construction, the contractor will move the bins to where they can be emptied and return them.
    • Mail delivery will be maintained.
    Construction Hours
    Typical construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Occasionally, work may be done on Sunday. Work hours are dependent on weather and the contractor’s schedule.

    Rain Barrels
    As part of the City’s efforts to better manage stormwater, residents are encouraged to participate in a rain barrel workshop hosted by the West Michigan Environmental Action Council. Please visit or call the Council at 616-451-3051 for more information.

    Engagement History
    Construction Preparation
    05-17-16 at 6:00 p.m.
    Cornerstone Church 
    Heritage Hill Campus
    48 Lafayette Avenue SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Contact Information 
    311 or 616-456-3000