Project Update 7/13/2018

Wet well installation (picture left) and manhole #1 installation is complete.

Kamminga & Roodvoets anticipates 60″ sewer installation will begin next week.

Kamminga & Roodvoets may begin installation of 8″ sewer east of the new wet well.

Project Update 7/6/2018

Tree clearing in the easement area has been completed.

Kamminga & Roodvoets is nearing completion of the wet well excavation.

K&R anticipates wet well installation should be early next week. Sewer construction will follow.

Project Update 6/29/2018

Tree clearing continued this past week and will continue into next week.

Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) began mobilizing some of their large equipment this week.

The Lift Station 203 wet well was shipped from Texas today and should be arriving on-site early next week.

The slide rail system is scheduled for delivery and installation next week.

K&R will continue to mobilize materials and equipment for the project throughout the coming weeks.

Project Update 6/22/2018

Tree clearing continued this past week and will continue into next week.

Contractors Kamminga & Roodvoets and Contract Dewatering were on-site to install dewatering wells at the lift station site (see picture).

The wet well and slide rail system are scheduled for delivery the week of July 2, 2018.

Kamminga & Roodvoets is now scheduled to mobilize their equipment and begin excavation work the week of July 2, 2018.

Kamminga & Roodvoets will not be on-site July 4, 2018.

Project Update 6/15/2018

Tree clearing continued this past week and will continue into next week.

Contractors Kamminga & Roodvoets and Contract Dewatering were on-site Wednesday to do additional borings.

Dewatering wells are scheduled to be installed and running by the end of the coming week. The well installation will trigger the start of the 112 day construction window.

Kamminga & Roodvoets is scheduled to mobilize their equipment and begin excavation work the week of June 25.

Project Update 6/8/2018

Tree clearing continued this past week and will continue into next week.

Contractors Kamminga & Roodvoets and Contract Dewatering are scheduled to be on-site next week to do additional exploratory borings.

Dewatering is scheduled to begin the week of June 18.

Kamminga & Roodvoets is scheduled to mobilize their equipment and begin construction the week of June 25.

Project Update 6/1/2018

Tree clearing began this week and will continue through next week. Chop is the subcontractor performing the tree clearing work.

Contractors Kamminga & Roodvoets and Contract Dewatering are scheduled to be on-site starting the week of June 11 to do additional soil borings, mobilize equipment, and install some dewatering equipment.

The slide rail system used to excavate the wet well is scheduled for delivery the week of June 18.

Bath Charter Township plans to complete a large sanitary sewer construction project in Drumheller Road this summer. The work is being done primarily to replace aging, undersized infrastructure. It will also add storage to reduce downstream capacity problems. And it will reduce maintenance and operating needs.

Scope of Project

The scope of the project will include demolition of two existing lift stations, construction of a new lift station, replacement of existing 18″ sanitary sewer with 60″ sanitary sewer, installation of new 8″ sanitary sewer and replacement of roads and driveway approaches that are impacted by construction.

The work will be completed within the Drumheller Road right-of-way between the Fire Department (5633 Drumheller) and 5364 Drumheller, as well as within a north/south sewer utility easement located between Drumheller Road and I-69.

The contractor is Kamminga & Roodvoets (K&R) of Grand Rapids. The engineer is Prein&Newhof of Grand Rapids.

The project has been designed to accommodate future “equalization basin” pipe for underground storage, sewer service for properties west of Webster Road, and elimination of Lift Station 219.

> > Click here to view the project presentation by Steve Taplin of Prein & Newhof presented at the Neighborhood Meeting on May 10, 2018 < <

Construction Schedule

The anticipated construction start date (weather dependent) is June 11. The project should be completed around September 24, depending on weather and/or unforeseen events during the construction.

Clearing trees and brush within the right-of-way and easements has been approved to start in May, prior to actual construction.

Road Closure and Access

For site safety and constructability reasons, Drumheller Road will be closed to all traffic between the Fire Department (5633 Drumheller) and 5364 Drumheller during construction. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents within the closure area only.

Individual driveways may be closed during the day, but will be restored to a drivable condition after each work day.

The Fire Department will maintain access on Drumheller east to Webster Road throughout the project, except for one day (probably in late summer).

Mail Delivery

To facilitate mail service, the Contractor will coordinate with you and the Post Office and may temporarily relocate your mailbox to a central location.

Garbage Collection

The Contractor also will work with you and your trash hauler to maintain service.

School Buses

Road closure should not affect school buses until the start of the next school year in September. If needed, the School will likely coordinate an alternate pick-up / drop-off point to serve residents in the construction area.

Tree and Brush Removal

Some landscaping, trees, and vegetation will be removed within the road right-of-way and easements.

Vegetation within the right-of-way will not be replaced and other structures may not be replaced if deemed a traffic hazard by the Road Commission. Adjacent property owners should move anything they would like to save and relocate it outside the right-of-way before construction commences.

Clearing trees and brush within the right-of-way and easements has been approved to start in May, prior to actual construction.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about the project, we will work with you to ensure that the work can proceed with the least impact to you in a cost effective manner for the Township and the residents.

Dan Wietecha, Superintendent
Bath Charter Township
Phone: (517) 641-6728
Email: dwietecha@bathtownship.us
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Steve Taplin, Engineering Representative
Prein & Newhof
Phone: (616) 364-8491

The Township’s website (www.bathtownship.us) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bathtwp) will have project updates during construction.