Public Works Projects Update

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Cooper Street to be resurfaced, starting on October 7

The City of Taylor has contracted with Al's Asphalt Paving to resurface Cooper Street, between Wick and Baker streets, beginning on Saturday, October 7.

The existing surface will be milled and pulverized, a granular base will be constructed, graded and compacted, and the final road surface will be constructed with two layers of asphalt. This work will be done in stages.

During the renovation, residents may lose access to driveways and the front of their properties for short periods of time. The street will be closed to traffic during working hours, except for emergencies and residents. It will be open to traffic after working hours.

For your own convenience, please park vehicles in driveways when the work is being done.

Trash pickup will continue on the regularly scheduled day and containers should be placed at the edge of the street. On side streets, locate the containers away from parked vehicles, so that they can be picked up by the waste hauler.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, contact City Engineer Greg Mayhew at (734) 374-1473 or gmayhew@ci.taylor.mi.us.

Traffic signals to be upgraded through November

The City of Taylor and the Tax Increment Financing Authority (TIFA) have announced the scheduled modernization of four traffic signals on Eureka Road. Funding for this effort is being provided through the TIFA as part of its ongoing initiatives to promote development throughout the district. 

Traffic signals at the four following locations will be replaced:

  • Eureka Road at Cornell Street
  • Eureka Road at South Pardee Road/Meijer Driveway
  • Eureka Road at North Pardee Road/South Plaza Driveway
  • Eureka Road at Burlington Square/Southland Mall Drive

Work within these areas is scheduled to begin early October and is anticipated to be completed by the end of November. The contract has been awarded to J. Ranck Electric, Inc. Please note intermittent lane closures along Eureka will be required to facilitate the construction effort. Patience throughout the construction process is appreciated. 

Any questions you may have can be directed to engineering consultant Wade Trim Associates at (734) 947-9700. During construction, request any call to be forwarded to the Wade Trim Construction Department regarding the Eureka Road Traffic Signal Modernization Project.

Fall 2017 street sweeping schedule

The City has announced its fall 2017 street sweeping schedule, the first half of which will run tentatively from October 2 through November 3. A second sweeping will take place in November, weather-pending. The schedule is heavily dependent on the weather.  

Residents should note that City-provided street sweeping DOES NOT include leaf pickup. DO NOT sweep your leaves into the street. Leaves should be put into compost bags for pickup by GFL Environmental on a weekly basis.

In addition, the City encourages residents whose property includes or borders on drains to do their best to maintain those areas. Keeping drains clear and open can prevent needless street flooding and inconvenience.

The first week will focus on major roads:


  • October 2 – Pardee and Superior
  • October 3 – Goddard, Holland and Trolley West
  • October 4 – Beech Daly, Brest, Universal, Delta
  • October 5 – Wick, Monroe and Trolley East
  • October 6 – Racho, Plaza South, Huron, Superior

Residential streets begin on October 9:

  • October 9 – Telegraph-Beech-Ecorse-Van Born grid
  • October 10 – Telegraph-Pardee-Ecorse-Wick grid (including Byers cutoff)
  • October 11 – Telegraph-Beech-Van Born-Ecorse grid
  • October 12 – Pelham-Monroe-Van Born-Ecorse grid
  • October 13 – Telegraph-Beech-Wick-Goddard grid
  • October 16 – Telegraph-Monroe-Ecorse-Wick grid
  • October 17 – Pardee-Monroe-Ecorse-Wick grid
  • October 18 – Racho-Allen-Northline-Eureka grid
  • October 19 – Van Born-Ecorse-Monroe-Telegraph grid
  • October 20 – Wick-Goddard-Inkster-Beech and Northline-Telegraph-Beech-Eureka grids
  • October 23 – Ecorse-Beech-Wick-Telegraph grid
  • October 24 – Ecorse-Monroe-Wick-Mortenview grid
  • October 25 – Northline-Eureka-Telegraph-Racho grid
  • October 26 – Ecorse-Wick-Inkster-Beech and Van Born-Inkster-Ecorse-Beech grids
  • October 27 – Northline-Inkster-Eureka-Beech and Eureka-Beech-Pennsylvania-Telegraph grids
  • October 30 – Wick-Telegraph-Goddard-Monroe and Eureka-Racho-Pennsylvania-Allen grids
  • October 31 – Wick-Telegraph-Goddard-Pardee grid
  • November 1 – Eureka-Inkster-Pennsylvania-Beech grid
  • November 2 – Ecorse-Monroe-Wick-Pelham grid
  • November 3 – Eureka-Telegraph-Pennsylvania-Racho grid

Street work scheduled on Huron and Pardee

The City of Taylor will repair sections of the following streets, beginning Thursday, September 28:


  • Huron Street (Eureka Road South to the dead end)
  • Pardee Street (Eureka Road South to the dead end).

The concrete repair work will last approximately four to five weeks. Work is scheduled to begin September 28, with the Fiore Enterprises beginning to saw cut the sections to be removed and replaced. Fiore has given notification to property owners on these streets.
The contractor will begin by saw cutting the sections to be removed, followed by pavement removal, base preparation, drainage structure adjustment and repair, and placing and curing concrete. After the concrete has cured for a minimum of five to seven days, work will begin on the other half of the street.  
Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
The street will be worked on one half at a time to allow traffic to continue during and after working hours. Access to commercial driveways will be maintained. Due to the extent of some of the street repair areas, residents may lose access to the front or side of their property when work is being performed in front of or next door to their property, or on the opposite side of the street. For convenience, and so that the work can be performed in a safe and timely manner, park vehicles in other locations.
Trash pick-up will continue on the regularly scheduled day. Continue to place the trash receptacles at curbside on the opposite side of the street that work is taking place on, or at the center of the street next to a repair area. 


Three streets to be resurfaced

The City of Taylor has contracted with Al’s Asphalt Paving to resurface the following streets:

  • Vivian Street - Eureka Road to Cherry Street
  • Dean Street - Eureka Road North to Dead End
  • Cooper Street - Wick Road to Baske Street

Work on the above street is scheduled to begin the week of September 11, 2017.
The existing asphalt surface will be milled and pulverized, a granular base will be constructed, graded and compacted, and the final road surface will be constructed with two layers of asphalt. This work will be done in stages over a period of approximately two weeks, depending on weather. During this time residents may lose access to driveways and the front or side of their house for short periods of time. The street will be closed to traffic during working hours, except for emergencies and residents, and will be open to allow traffic to continue after working hours.
For your own convenience, and so that the work can be performed in a safe and timely manner, kindly park vehicles in driveways when the contractors are working on your street. Trash pick-up will continue on the regularly scheduled day and trash containers should be placed at the edge of the street. On side streets, locate the containers such that they will be away from parked vehicles and be able to be picked up by the waste hauler.


City to repair sections of Fairfax and John Daly

The City of Taylor has contracted to repair sections of Fairfax Street from Pardee Road to Brian Street, and John Daly Street from Van Born Road to Joan Avenue.
Work is scheduled to begin September 6 on Fairfax Street and a few days later on John Daly.  The concrete repair work will last approximately four to five weeks.  The contractor will give notification at least seven days before work is to begin on the street, and will advise residents 24 hours in advance of loss of driveway access. The contractor will begin by saw cutting the sections to be removed, followed by pavement removal, base preparation, drainage structure adjustment and repair and placing and curing concrete. After the concrete has cured for a minimum of five to seven days, work will begin on the other half of the street. 
Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
The street will be worked on one half at a time to allow traffic to continue during and after working hours. However, due to the extent of some of the street repair areas, residents may lose access to the front or side of their property when work is being performed in front of or next door to their property, or on the opposite side of the street. For the residents own convenience, and so that the work can be performed in a safe and timely manner, kindly park vehicles in other locations.
Trash pick-up will continue on the regularly scheduled day. Continue to place the trash receptacles at curbside on the opposite side of the street that work is taking place on, or at the center of the street next to a repair area.


Fall is busy time for concrete, asphalt and water main work

The City of Taylor has contracted with Fiore Enterprises and Al’s Asphalt Paving to perform concrete and asphalt street and sidewalk repairs and water main break restorations at various locations (see list at end of story).

Work started August 28. The repair and restoration work is now scheduled to be completed by October 16, instead of the original announced September 29 date.  The contractors will give notification at least seven days before removal work is to begin at the listed locations. The work will begin with saw cutting the sections to be removed, followed by pavement removal, base preparation, drainage structure adjustment and repair, placing and curing concrete or asphalt.  

Where repair areas cover the width of the street, the roadway will be worked on one-half at a time to allow traffic to continue during and after working hours. After the concrete has cured for a minimum of five to seven days, work will begin on the other half of the street.  Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

Due to the extent of some of the street repair areas, residents may lose access to the front or side of their property when work is being performed in front of or next door to their property, or on the opposite side of the street. For the residents own convenience, and so that the work can be performed in a safe and timely manner, kindly park vehicles in other locations.  Trash pick-up will continue on the regularly scheduled day. Continue to place the trash receptacles at curbside on the opposite side of the street that work is taking place on, or at the center of the street next to a repair area.  

CONCRETE PAVEMENT REPAIR AND WATER MAIN BREAK CONCRETE RESTORATION LIST AUGUST 2017

LOCATION-DESCRIPTION

Walnut -- Harold to Felrath / Local Street/Storm Sewer

20724 Lockwood / Local Street/Storm Sewer

22202 David / Local Street/Storm Sewer

11636 Ran / Local Street/Storm Sewer

8214 Robert / Local Street/Storm Sewer

24653 Oriole / Local Street/Storm Sewer

SE Corner Mercier and McGuire / Local Street/Storm Sewer

10355 Gulley / Local Street/Storm Sewer

27182 Beverly / Local Street/Storm Sewer

9792 Lincoln Ct. / Local Street/Storm Sewer

14668 Jackson / Local Street/Storm Sewer

8232 Weddell / Local Street

15116 Gage / Local Street

5917 Dudley / Water Main Repair/Restore

6761 Polk / Water Main Repair/Restore

6763 Bur / Water Main Repair/Restore

7510 Mayfair / Water Main Repair/Restore

9345 Lincoln / Water Main Repair/Restore

11646 Golfcrest / Water Main Repair/Restore

20212 Lorne / Water Main Repair/Restore

22172 Brian / Water Main Repair/Restore

22711 Hayes / Water Main Repair/Restore

26803 Wick / Water Main Repair/Restore

20956 Wick / Water Main Repair/Restore

ASPHALT PAVEMENT REPAIR AND WATER MAIN BREAK RESTORATION LIST AUGUST 2017

LOCATION-DESCRIPTION

Baraga N. of Goddard / Local Street Repair

15060 Monroe / Water Main Repair/Restore

15430 Cooper / Water Main Repair/Restore

21159 Goddard / Water Main Repair/Restore

23108 Kensington / Water Main Repair/Restore

S Bound Monroe, S of Charles / Water Main Repair/Restore

SW Corner Birch an d Koths / Water Main Repair/Restore

26831 Haig / Water Main Repair/Restore

11340 Polk / Water Main Repair/Restore

23860 Northline / Water Main Repair/Restore

6855 Buck / Water Main Repair/Restore


Repairs to begin on Westlake and run for next month

The City of Taylor has contracted with Fiore Enterprises to repair sections of Westlake Street from Goddard Road north to the dead end.
Work is scheduled to last approximately four to five weeks. The contractor will begin by saw cutting the sections to be removed, followed by pavement removal, base preparation, drainage structure adjustment and repair, and placing and curing concrete.  After the concrete has cured for a minimum of five to seven days, work will begin on the other half of the street.  Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
The street will be worked on one half at a time to allow traffic to continue during and after working hours.  However, due to the extent of some of the street repair areas, residents may lose access to the front or side of their property when work is being performed in front of or next door to their property, or on the opposite side of the street.
For the residents own convenience, and so that the work can be performed in a safe and timely manner, please park vehicles in other locations.
Trash pick-up will continue on the regularly scheduled day.  Continue to place the trash receptacles at curbside on the opposite side of the street that work is taking place on, or at the center of the street next to a repair area.  
We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.  The City and Fiore will try to limit the inconvenience as best as possible.  Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.  Should you have any questions please contact Greg Mayhew, City Engineer, at (734)374-1473, or by email at gmayhew@ci.taylor.mi.us. 



Construction begins on Kinyon Street August 10

The City of Taylor has contracted with Fiore Enterprises to repair sections of Kinyon Street, from Beech Daly Road to Micheal Street.
The concrete repair work will last approximately four to five weeks. Work is scheduled to begin August 10. Fiore will give notification at least 24 hours before removal work is to begin on the street.  The contractor will begin by saw cutting the sections to be removed, followed by pavement removal, base preparation, drainage structure adjustment and repair, and placing and curing concrete.  After the concrete has cured for a minimum of five to seven days, work will begin on the other half of the street.  
Working hours will be 7 a.m.to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
The street will be worked on one half at a time to allow traffic to continue during and after working hours.  However, due to the extent of some of the street repair areas, residents may lose access to the front or side of their property when work is being performed in front of or next door to their property, or on the opposite side of the street.  For the residents own convenience, and so that the work can be performed in a safe and timely manner, kindly park vehicles in other locations.
Trash pick-up will continue on the regularly scheduled day. Continue to place the trash receptacles at curbside on the opposite side of the street that work is taking place on, or at the center of the street next to a repair area.  
We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause. The City and Fiore will try to limit the inconvenience as best as possible.  Your cooperation in this matter will be appreciated.  Should you have any questions please contact Greg Mayhew, City Engineer, at (734)374-1473, or by email at gmayhew@ci.taylor.mi.us. 



City conducting sewer cleaning, inspection throughout community

The City of Taylor recently obtained a grant through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to conduct a sewer cleaning and television inspection program for sanitary sewers in the City of Taylor. The purpose of the program is to assess the existing condition of the sanitary sewers in an effort to develop a capital improvement program for future rehabilitation and replacement. The work will begin in an area off Goddard near Pardee and continue through others areas of the City.

The first step of the project is the cleaning of the sanitary sewers with a high-pressure water jet, cleaning the sewer from manhole to manhole, and removing the debris with a vactor truck.    

During the work of cleaning the sewers some residents may experience an odor coming from floor drains and/or toilets.  To reduce the chance of odor, residents can add water to all floor drains.  It is recommended, while work is being performed on their block, that residents keep toilet lids closed and place a towel between the toilet and seat to deal with possible pressure backup within the sanitary sewer system.  The cleaning may cause gurgling or splashing, as the high pressure jets clean the sewer main.

This work will involve access to sanitary sewer manholes, some of which are located on private property, typically along rear lot lines. The City is requesting that residents provide Hennessey Engineers and United Resource reasonable access to these manholes.
United Resources has been authorized to use specific City fire hydrants for the water necessary for the cleaning process.  As of result of using hydrants in areas with old water mains, natural mineral buildup may be disturbed, resulting in the water having a slight "rust color" for an hour or two.  This does not in any way contaminate the water.  Allowing your water to settle for one or two hours with minimal use and then running the COLD WATER ONLY for one or two minutes will clear any discoloration.  During this period, DO NOT LAUNDRY.

After cleaning the lines, the sewers are televised to evaluate their condition. Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Water main work in Van Born area

Water main rehabilitation work is being performed in the area from Van Born Road south to I-94 and Beverly, between Wilkie Avenue and Fellrath.
The water main improvements will primarily involve a widely-used construction operation known as pipe bursting, a trenchless method, whereby the existing main will be replaced with a new main in the same location.  In addition, there are a few locations where a new main will be placed through another trenchless method known as directional drilling.  There will be localized excavation in yards to connect the service lines to the new main.  These areas will be restored shortly after the work on the water main is completed.