Construction Projects

Drinking Water Revolving Fund – Watermain Project

The Water Division obtained a low-interest Drinking Water Revolving Fund 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:

  1. Replacement of Lead or Galvanized Private Water Services (over 300 services have been replaced to date)

  2. Replacement of Lead Watermain

  3. 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 continue through 2021.

Stay tuned for Upcoming Projects!

  •  Wenona Avenue - Ionia to N. Union:  This project will reconstruct the asphalt roadway, replace storm sewer and watermain, and replace sidewalks and curb/gutter.  It will also improve geometrics at some intersections to improve safety.  The project is estimated to cost $5.5 million and will be constructed over 3 years:  2021, 2022, 2023.  The City will receive $3.5 million from Act 51 MDOT Federal Funds.

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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