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    ​​Fulton​​
    Reconstruction (Somerset to Maryland)
    Pending Construction

     

    Tentative Construction Schedule
    Phase 1: North half of the road 
    August - September 2017

    Phase 2: South half of the road 
    October 2017 

    Design
    The project will:
    • replace the water main.
    • reconstruct and resurface the street and return it to its existing configuration. 
    • install sidewalk on the north side of the road between Worcester and Somerset.
    • upgrade sidewalks and ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Reconstruction Information 
    (Phase 1: North half of the road)
    Street Reconstruction 
    The north half of the street will be reconstructed, including curb and gutter.

    Water Main
    The water main 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
    • All drive approaches and some sidewalk squares will be replaced. 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.
    • New sidewalk will be installed between Worcester and Somerset. 

    Parkways and Street Trees
    • Sidewalk, curb, and drive approach work may disturb the parkway (the area between curb and sidewalk). Should this happen, the area will be restored with grass.
    • Property owners should remove plants, 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
    During construction, traffic will be maintained in both directions.

    Other Items
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 wmeac.org/rainbarrels or call the Council at 616-451-3051 for more information.

    Resurfacing Information 
    (Phase 2: South half of the road)
    Street Resurfacing Process
    • Rotomilling and resurfacing is a road rehabilitation process that extends the road life and prevents costlier reconstruction. During construction, the contractors will:
    • Upgrade sidewalks and ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    • Use a milling machine to remove and grind the road surface with a conveyor system loading debris into trucks. Rotomilling is noisy but typically only lasts one day per phase.
    • Adjust manholes to be level with the road.
    • Pave the road with one or more layers of asphalt.
    • Restore disturbed areas with grass.  

    Driveway Approaches 
    • Some drive approaches may be replaced. Affected residents may 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 be delayed thirty minutes to two hours while road work is directly in front of a driveway. 

    Parkways and Street Trees
    • Curb and drive approach work may disturb grass near the road. Should this happen, the area will be restored with grass.
    • Property owners should remove plants, 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 
    During construction, traffic will be maintained in both directions.

    Other Items
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 


    Engagement History
    Construction Preparation

    Contact Information
    311 or 616-456-3000
    communityengagement@grcity.us