The Fenton City Council approved the Scope of Construction Management Services at its meeting Monday, June 14 to rehabilitate Silver Lake Road. This came after city staff recommended approval based on the Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. (OHM) proposal dated May 19. OHM is the consulting engineers for the city of Fenton.
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has approved Silver Lake Road, from the western city limit to Poplar Street for rehabilitation for the 2021 construction season. Work is slated to begin the week of July 5.
City Council recently approved authorizing MDOT to fund the project and Ace Saginaw Paving Company was recently awarded the project by MDOT. The project consists of 1.53 miles of asphalt milling and resurfacing, concrete curb, gutter and ramp repair, pedestrian signals, signing and pavement markings.
OHM will perform construction staking, construction project observation, construction engineering and contract
administration on a hourly basis for the not-to exceed cost of $174,500. Materials testing services will be provided at an additional cost under a separate contract with G2 Consulting Group.
Department of Public Works Director Dan Brisson said MDOT also has scheduled repair work on the U.S. 23 bridge over Silver Lake Road and North Road, which is expected to begin in early July where the first phase will be maintenance work to the understructure and piers of the bridge.
This week the contractor will begin mobilization, traffic control placement and concrete curbing/sidewalk work. Traffic will remain open to two-way traffic during this time.
Due to MDOT maintenance work currently underway on the Owen Road bridge over U.S. 23, work in the roadway of Silver Lake Road will begin the week of July 5 to allow sufficient time for the Owen Road bridge to be completed.
Brisson said this scheduling strategy ensures the Owen Road bridge is fully open to traffic prior to starting Silver Lake Road resurfacing work.
The week of July 5, the contractor has scheduled Silver Lake Road for “Road Closed to Through Traffic” from E. Broad Street in Linden/Fenton Township border to Silver Parkway in Fenton. This section of road will be open to local traffic only. The road closure is necessary to allow for total reconstruction of the eastbound lane of Silver Lake Road that runs along Silver Lake near the Fenton City/Fenton Township border.
Brisson said from the western border by the marina to Jennings Road, the eastbound lane needs to be completely torn out and replaced. The westbound lane will remain open to local traffic only. There will be access to all businesses, but expect delays.
The posted detour route will be E. Broad Street/Silver Lake Road in Linden to south on S. Bridge Street/Linden Road to east on Owen Road to north on Silver Parkway to Silver Lake Road and vice-versa.
The project is expected to be paved and re-opened to traffic in early September with project completion by late September. As with any road project, weather may impact the construction schedule.
Project updates will be posted on the city’s website at cityoffenton.org.