July 6, 2015
RE: Muskegon Avenue Reconstruction
Dear Property Owner:
The City of Muskegon will be reconstructing Muskegon Avenue from 9th Street to Spring Street. Work will consist of full road removal and replacement, new curb and gutter, sidewalk, water main, water services and grass restoration.
In order to complete this project in a timely matter, we will need your help and cooperation. If you have questions regarding any of these items, please contact:
- City of Muskegon Engineering Department at (231) 724-6707
- Ken Thompson, Prein & Newhof, (616) 308-8061. Ken works for Prein & Newhof. Consulting Engineers and will be the City’s representative on site during the construction.
For the safety of all residents and construction crews we ask that residents stay out of the construction area during and after work hours and to be aware of construction equipment in the area.
The project is scheduled to begin work on Muskegon Avenue on July 11, 2015 however this could be delayed due to weather. Work will generally be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with possible work on Saturdays. Work on Muskegon will be completed by November 17.
Muskegon Avenue will be closed during construction but local access will be provided by a temporary gravel access road that will be maintained by the Contractor where needed for access to emergency vehicles. Individual driveways and access will be temporarily interrupted at times, but in all cases will be restored by the end of the work day.
If your garbage is picked up in an alley, this project will not affect your pick-up, so please continue as normal. If your garbage is picked up at the road then please place your garbage at the side of the road by 4:00 PM the evening before trash pick-up day. In addition, please write your name and address on your garbage bin in a visible location to assist in returning your bin to the proper house.
It is possible that you or your neighbors may have plantings and/or sprinkling systems near the area where work will be done. The City cannot be responsible for protecting these items, but we hope you will look over the 66-foot right-of-way area at the front of your property. If you find there are valued plants or other items in or near this area which you wish to save, it would be advisable to contact the City to see if they should be relocated prior to the start of the construction work.
Thank you in advance for your efforts and patience as we work together in our continuous efforts to beautify downtown Muskegon.
City of Muskegon