Construction Projects

Wenona Avenue Reconstruction
The City is reconstructing Wenona Avenue between Ionia and N. Union over the next three years. The first phase is from Ionia to Fisher and will be constructed this summer. Work Includes:

  • Asphalt Pavement
  • Watermain
  • Storm Sewer
  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Sidewalks

Construction will take place March through September. During the project, Wenona will be detoured to Henry Street.

The low bidder is Shaw Contracting at $1,823,767.  The City is receiving $1,078,388 in federal funding through MDOT.  The remaining amount is being funded through City Streets, Water, and Sewer budgets.

Johnson Street Reconstruction
The City is reconstructing Johnson Street between Woodside Avenue and Water Street. Work incudes:

  • Asphalt Pavement
  • Watermain
  • Storm Sewer
  • Sidewalks

Construction will take place April through October. During the project, Johnson Street will be detoured.

Bids are scheduled to be opened March 3. The project estimate is $2,040,000 and is being funded through the Marquette TIFA District.


Lafayette and Kosciuszko Resurfacing
The City is resurfacing Lafayette and Kosciuszko between Garfield and Jackson. Work includes:

  • 4" Pavement Millling
  • Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Subbase Repair

Construction will take place April through June. During construction, the street will remain open with temporary lane closures.

Bids are scheduled to be opened March 10.  The project estimate is $440,000 and is being funded through the City Streets budget.

Marquette Avenue Resurfacing
The City is resurfacing Marquette Avenue between Hart and Transit Streets. Work includes: 
  • 4" Pavement Milling
  • Asphalt Resurfacing
Construction will take place May through June. During the project, the street will remain open with temporary lane closures.

The project estimate is $630,300 and is being funded through a Transportation Economic Development Category F Grant through MDOT and the Marquette Street TIFA District.

Drinking Water Revolving Fund - Watermain
The Water Division obtained a low-interest Drinking Water Revolving Fund (DWRF) loan through Michigan EGLE (formerly MDEQ).  The loan is for $5 million; in which $1 million does not have to be paid back.  With new legislation, the City is now responsible for replacing private watermain services if they are made from lead or galvanized lead.  This funding allows the City to perform a construction project that focuses on lead lines.  There are three sections of the project:
  • Replacement of Lead or Galvanized Private Water Services
  • Replacement of Lead Watermain
  • Hydro Excavation to Determine Type of Water Services

The overall project includes approximately 1,000 water service replacements, 7 blocks of watermain replacement, and 5,000 hydro excavation locations.  Construction will take place through 2021.

MDOT

M-25 Reconstruction

MDOT has programmed the reconstruction of Thomas and Jenny Streets, from Vets Bridge to I-75, in 2025 and 2026.

Construction Quick Links

  1. Rachel Phillips, P.E.

    Municipal Engineering Manager

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