The project consisted of approximately 3,500’ of road reconstruction, water main replacement and upsizing – including a bore under M-63, replacement of lead water services, sanitary – including lining of sanitary sewers on the northerly end of Morton Avenue, storm sewer replacement – including 3 storm water treatment units, construction of a 10’ wide non-motorized path, and on-street parking areas. This project was funded partially with EGLE Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds (DWSRF) and City water and sewer funds. The project was completed over two (2) phases during the 2020 construction season in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team consisted of the City of St. Joseph Engineering and Public Works staff, Abonmarche as the consulting engineer, and Kalin Construction Company as the general contractor.
A goal of the project was to reduce/eliminate inflow and infiltration (I&I) to the sanitary sewer system. By replacing the sanitary sewer the I&I was eliminated which will result in less downstream impacts to combined sewer overflows and required storage required by EGLE. The existing concrete pavement was removed and crushed offsite and recycled to 21AA gradation to be reused as the gravel base for the project.
- Roadway Reconstruction
- Stormwater Drainage
- Sanitary Sewer
- Water Main and Lead Service Line Replacement
- Non-Motorized Path
- Modified Traffic Control Devices
- EGLE Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Funds (DWSRF)
- https://www.sjcity.com/cityclerk/page/kingsley-morton-orchard-reconstruction-project – St. Joseph Michigan – n.d.
- https://www.constructionjournal.com/projects/details/e44c04646ca34b258ad5c752237c816e.html – Construction Journal – February 18, 2020