November 30, 2018
This week the contractor continued grading the road from Walnut to Center Street in hopes of being able to lay asphalt. It has been determined; however, that asphalt will not be able to be done for the remainder of this construction season. The contractor will be bringing in asphalt millings and spreading it in this area so the road can be opened for the winter months.
North Second Street from North First to Center and from Center to Cross has had the asphalt base installed.
Over the next 1 to 2 weeks, the contractor will be laying the millings and performing other tasks to ready the roadway for travel throughout the winter. The road to be fully open and usable after that time.
The contractor will return in the spring to place the top layer of asphalt, perform turf restoration, and complete the project.
November 21, 2018
The contractor will be preparing North Second street on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24th
with the plan to pave the road on Sunday and Monday, the 25th
This scheduled is dependent on the weather conditions.
The road will be closed to all through traffic during this time; however, residents will have access to their homes.
November 8, 2018
The concrete work is continuing on driveways, sidewalks, and curbs. Water services on the east side of North Second Street are being installed to the few remaining houses. The contractor is continuing to perform water main tie-ins. Additional tie-ins will continue next week.
Road building is also continuing.
November 2, 2018
The water service tie-ins to individual homes and businesses at and one Whitney Street and at Millpond Manor were done this week. Multiple other water service line connections were done starting from Chestnut moving north along Second Street.
Contractors continued pouring sidewalk, curb and driveway approaches this week and road building continued.
The remaining section of water main was installed and pressure tested. The water is being chlorinated and water quality testing is presently being done. The contractor anticipates completing the remaining service connections next week. Also next week, the Walnut Street water connection and the remaining storm work is anticipated to be completed.
October 26, 2018
The contractor is working on the continued replacement of curbs, driveways, and sidewalks as well as continuing the road building on the east side of the road and water main installation from Advance to Cross Streets.
October 19, 2018
This week the contractor started pouring curb along the west side of North Second Street. The installation of sidewalk will follow on the same side. They are continuing to prepare the road base where the water line installations have occurred from Walnut to Cross. The contractor will be making water service connections as soon as the necessary testing is complete.
October 17, 2018
The contractor will begin pouring concrete curbs, sidewalks, and driveway approaches early Thursday morning, October 18th. This will take place on the west side of Second Street only, concrete work for the east side of the street will take place at a later date. In order to allow the concrete to cure properly, residents will not be able to enter or exit their driveway for approximately 7-10 days. Vehicles will not be permitted to park along the street from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the day while crews are working. Parking will be available at the City lot at Center Street and Second Street and Millpond Manor parking lot. The City will advise when it is safe to access your driveway. If you have any questions, please contact : Andy Heise, onsite inspector: 517-348-5541 or Daren Collins, DPW Superintendent: 810-225-8001. Thank you for your patience.
October 12, 2018
September 28, 2018
The contractor is currently flushing and chlorinating the newly installed water mains. Water service connections are scheduled to begin next week. There will be very minimal service interruptions. All affected homeowners and businesses will be notified when the water will need to be disconnected. Road base preparation is continuing. Sidewalk base preparation has also begun. Both will continue through next week.
September 21, 2018
The North Second Street construction project is moving along. This week the water main was installed from Center Street going north. Once the main line is installed and the two intersections at Whitney and Advance Streets are connected, bacti testing and pressure testing will take place. The last of the four sanitary service lines will be installed at that time. The goal is to start on water service lines after that. Meanwhile the undercut and gravel placement has been finished on the west side of the road up to Cross street. Saturday the contractor plans on connecting the water main in the intersection of Advance Street.
The City’s contractor is continuing the water main replacement. They are still on schedule to begin installing the service leads and connections October 1. The prep work for road building on the west side of the street has been completed to Cross Street.
The sidewalk and curb replacement will begin after the water main and services as well as the storm sewer installation has been completed; which is anticipate to begin the third week in October.
September 14, 2018
The City’s contractor has completed the replacement of sanitary sewer and has initiated watermain replacement - the contractor anticipates beginning service leads and connections October 1
. Prep work for road building on the west side of N. Second Street has started at Walnut Street and contractors anticipate completing the prep work up to Cross Street by the end of the day Saturday, September 15. Sidewalk replacement along N. Second Street is anticipated to continue as the contractor progresses with the watermain replacement.
September 7, 2018
The City’s contractor anticipates completing sanitary sewer up to Cross Street by Saturday, September 8. The contractor will then begin working on sanitary sewer leads and prepping the southbound lane of N. Second Street for road building. Following these steps, the contractor will begin the process of replacing the watermain.
August 31, 2018
The Second Street sanitary main has been replaced up to Advance Street. The City's contractor plans to shut down that intersection on Tuesday starting at 6:30 a.m. for manhole replacement, and hopes to get traffic open to the area as soon as possible. Affected businesses between Whitney and Advance Streets have been notified work will continue until next Tuesday. Consumers Energy completed work to their system between Walnut and Chestnut, an area they had missed earlier this spring. All efforts were made to have the least amount of disruption for residents. Greenbelt restoration began on Center Street between First and Second Streets with sprinkler system repairs and topsoil replacement, and schools were contacted to help alleviate student traffic in this area and to let the bus garage know they will still have access.
August 24, 2018
The City’s contractor anticipates completing sanitary sewer replacement along N. Second Street up to Advance Street by the end of the week. The contractor has successfully replaced the manhole in the intersection of Whitney Street and N. Second Street with minimal disruption to residents. The entrance to Whitney Street was closed for less than a day and Millpond Manor Apartments allowed Whitney Street residents to park in their lot until access was available. Due to weather issues earlier this week, the closure of Advance Street is not anticipated until next Tuesday or Wednesday. Contact has been made with some businesses and City staff will deliver additional information to affected properties when a more definitive schedule is known. The contractor is working on cleaning up the construction area between Center Street and Whitney Street. Road building has initiated along this section and existing curb and concrete driveway approaches are being removed.
August 17, 2018
The City’s contractor has completed curb, sidewalk, and a majority of the driveway approaches along N. First Street and Cedar Street. Pedestrian light poles are to be re-installed along N. First Street by the end of this week. Whitney Street will be closed on Monday, August 20 in order for the contractors to install sanitary sewer lines along N. Second Street in the area north of Walnut Street - City staff has contacted affected property owners to make arrangements for traffic and parking. The replacement of sanitary sewer lines along N. Second Street is expected to continue north of Walnut Street the week of August 20.
August 10, 2018
The City’s contractor expects to complete curb, sidewalk, and driveway approaches along N. First Street and Cedar Street the week of August 13. The contractor is continuing the replacement of sanitary sewer lines along N. Second Street and anticipates excavating and placing gravel on the west side of N. Second Street the week of August 20. The contractor then expects to start replacing the water main the week of August 27.
August 3, 2018
The City expects to close N. Second Street to thru traffic from Cedar Street to Cross Street on Monday, August 6, 2018.
During the closure, access to the public parking area north of businesses located on Main Street will be available from Millpond Lane. Local traffic on N. Second Street will still have access to businesses and residences. Please follow the posted detour routes.
The full closure is being conducted to keep the reconstruction project on schedule and to ensure the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and contractors.
The City’s contractor has updated their estimated schedule based on closing N. Second Street as follows:
July 27, 2018
New sanitary sewer leads to be completed by the end of August
Excavation and gravel installation on the southbound side of N. Second Street to be completed by early September
New water main installation and service to be completed by late September
Excavation and gravel installation on the northbound side of N. Second Street to be completed by late September
Paving from N. First Street along Cedar Street will begin today, July 27. The City’s contractor will begin mobilizing equipment and removing asphalt in the southbound lane of N. Second Street from Center Street to Walnut Street Monday, July 30 in anticipation for sanitary sewer work anticipated to begin on Tuesday, July 31.
July 20, 2018
City contractors started curb and sidewalk replacement on Tuesday, July 17, this work is expected to be complete by Monday, July 23. Pending water sample results, contractors will start surface grading late week of July 23 in preparation for asphalt. Water interruption is expected within the next few weeks, those businesses affected will be notified.
July 13, 2018
De-watering is continuing in the area between Center Street and Walnut Street and is anticipated to continue for approximately one week due to the presence of heavy ground water. The contractor has removed sidewalk on the west side of N. First Street and on the south side of Cedar and Center Street in preparation for the installation of new five-foot sidewalks as part of the N. Second Street reconstruction project. Major street work is expected to recommence the week of July 23.
July 6, 2018
The City’s contractor has completed the installation of new water main and valves from N. First Street to N. Second Street and water mains are currently being pressure tested. After the pressure testing passes, the new lines will be chlorinated and bacteria tested the week of July 9. A majority of curb has been removed on Cedar Street and street rebuilding has been initiated in that area. Progress has slowed after the contractor ran into heavy ground water when trying to install the new sanitary sewer line in the area between Center Street and Walnut Street. De-watering will take place in the area and is expected to take approximately two weeks - there will be little work completed during this time.
June 29, 2018
The City’s contractor has completed installation of new sanitary sewer on Cedar Street from N. First Street to Center Street and water main tie-ins have been completed along N. First Street. New water mains are anticipated be installed along Cedar Street to Center Street by the end of the day Saturday, June 30 and will require testing the week of July 2 for the work conducted. The contractor will work to rebuild N. First Street the week of July 2 to allow the intersection of N. First Street and Cedar Street to be re-opened to traffic and phase two of the project is then anticipated to begin. Phase two consists of closing the southbound side of N. Second Street with traffic to be maintained on northbound N. Second Street. Traffic will be unable to travel south on N. Second Street.
June 27, 2018
As the City's contractor begins work on the water main tie-ins for the N. Second Street reconstruction project, water service will be temporarily unavailable on Thursday, June 28 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., barring any unforeseen circumstances, for properties located along N. First Street, N. Second Street from Cedar Street to Walnut Street, and Walnut Street from N. Second Street to N. First Street. City staff has delivered notices to all affected users.
June 22, 2018
The City’s contractor has installed new sanitary sewer on N. First Street from Millpond Lane to Cedar Street and has placed a new sanitary sewer manhole at the intersection of N. First Street and Cedar Street. New road base has been installed and traffic will be open from N. First Street to Cedar Street only. Road closures on N. Second Street are still in effect from Cedar Street to Walnut Street and will remain closed for approximately five days. The City’s contractor will then come back the following week to perform the water line tie-in and N. First Street will be closed from Millpond Lane to Walnut Street. The water line tie-in will be completed at this time to reduce the amount of closures later in the summer.
June 15, 2018
N. First Street and N. Second Street from Millpond Lane to Walnut Street will be closed on
Monday, June 18, 2018 beginning at 5:00 a.m. to perform utility upgrades to the water main and sanitary sewer, and to perform pavement replacement as part of the N. Second Street utility and street reconstruction project.
During the closure, access to the public parking area north of business located on Main Street will be available from Millpond Lane later in the morning as access to Millpond Lane will be unavailable for a short duration during construction. Additionally, access to the public parking lot at the intersection of N. First Street and Cedar Street will be available from Walnut Street and the north side of N. First Street where the existing berm will be removed for access.
During phase two of the project, the contractor, Fonson Company, Inc. will begin work at the intersection of Cross Street and N. Second Street which will require closures on the southbound side of N. Second Street. Traffic will be maintained on northbound N. Second Street. Traffic will be unable to travel south on N. Second Street.
During phase three, the contractor is expected to shift traffic to the southbound side of N. Second Street so utility and street improvements can begin on the east side of N. Second Street. Residential and business access will be maintained at all times throughout construction.
Construction updates will be provided on this page and the City's social media accounts as the project progresses.
The approximately $2.2 million project is funded by both the City of Brighton and the City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority. The City’s Utility Reserves Fund has provided the funding for the utility work and the City of Brighton Downtown Development Authority has provided the funding for the street and related infrastructure work.
The project includes:
- The replacement of sanitary sewer lines and water mains
- Concrete curb and gutter replacement
- Resurfacing of N. Second Street from Cross Street to Millpond Lane
- New five foot sidewalks on each side of N. Second Street
Construction is anticipated to conclude in late fall. Some minor restoration of lawn areas that is not completed in the 2018 growing season will be completed in early spring of 2019.