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Preliminary Approval Given for 2011 Street & Sidewalk Projects

April 14, 2011
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04/15/11 This week members of the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety gave preliminary approval to the 2011 Street and Sidewalk Program.

The eight proposed projects will now be prepared for the bid process with final determination coming after the bids are received.

City Engineer Rick Gaul said they will review the bid and then plan to optimize the budget and present the recommendation to the Board of Public Works and Safety for final approval and award.

Projects include Hogarth and Soice Street from South Michigan Street to Bayless.  This project is a total reconstruction, mill and surface with new sidewalks, and drainage improvements.  A separate water main replacement project will be constructed in coordination of this project.

The proposed project on Miner Street from Hogarth through the Ewing Street Intersection includes a mill and surface with a 3 inch base patching.  A separate water main replacement project will be constructed in coordination of the project.

Another project the city is contemplating is First Street from Madison to Harrison Street.  Plans are for a total reconstruction of the street with an option to extend the project from Madison to Jefferson.  The option portion would be a partial reconstruction with some 3 inch base patching, mill and surface.

The fourth project proposed by the City Engineer is Baker Street from North Michigan to Randolph.  The project is a mill and surface with a 3 inch base patch.  Only the concrete curb ramps will be addressed.  A water main project will need to be performed in a few years.  At that time a total reconstruction with sidewalks will need to be performed on Baker Street.

Markley Drive from west of the ‘S’ curve to east of the ‘S’ curve will be milled with surface and a 3 inch base patch.

The Board of Public Works will also consider Fairfield Boulevard from the 2010 project west of Village to Village with a mill and surface with curb repairs.  This project will tie in with last year’s project.

The final of the eight proposed projects is Hillcrest from the 2010 project west of Westgate to approximately 200 feet east of Westgate.   This project is a reconstruction, mill and surface with drainage improvements through the Hillcrest and Westgate/Pearson intersection.

At the next Board of Public Works and Safety meeting City Engineer Rick Gaul will request approval from the members for a Common Construction Wage Committee to set wage rates for the projects.

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