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December 21, 2017 - Harvard Road Construction Project
October 26, 2017 - Oakland County Water Resource Commission Sewer Lining
Harvard Road Reconstruction & Water Main Replacement (Woodward to Cass)
On December 21, 2017, Marine City started planting new trees on Harvard between Woodward and Cass.
The City of Berkley processed all of the tree replacement order forms that residents submitted with the goal of creating a diverse tree canopy. This includes feedback from residents who specifically did not want a tree. If a form was not submitted for a particular address, the city has made an effort to plant a new tree.
All new trees will be planted in the public right-of-way, between the sidewalk and the curb. The location of the tree was based on a few factors, including existing underground utilities. Any resident that requested a tree in a location where one could not be planted due to a conflict was previously notified.
The city picks this time of the year to plant trees in order to take advantage of a few benefits that greatly increase the chances that these trees will be successful in their new location. After the fall season, trees go into a dormant stage for the winter months where they are less prone to transplant shock and can more easily adjust the to their new conditions in the spring.
The trees are also more successful because they are already in place for the rainy months of spring/early summer so they are less dependent on homeowners watering them to survive. However, even if all that fails, we are protected by a one-year warranty from the nursery where we purchase the trees.
We appreciate your continued cooperation and look forward to the new trees. Feel free to contact the Department of Public Works with any questions at (248) 658-3590.
F.D.M. Contracting, Inc.
49156 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp., Michigan 48317
Attn: Fred Meram, (568) 739-8400
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. (HRC)
555 Hulet Drive, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303
Scott Ojala, On-Site Field Observer, (248) 535-3394
Edward Zmich, Project Engineer, (248) 454-6300
To review the compiled details and Frequently Asked Questions related to this project, click here.
To receive periodic email updates after the construction begins, please send your name, address and email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org and type “Harvard Road Project Updates” in the subject line.
Oakland County Water Resource Commission Sewer Lining
The Oakland County Water Resource Commissioner (WRC) will be structurally lining one of their 66" sewers on Cass Avenue between Catalpa and Larkmoor. This is part of their regular preventative maintenance program, similar to the City of Berkley's annual sewer lining program.
The project is scheduled to start on November 1 and last approximately four weeks (weather permitting). The work will require a road closure on Cass between Catalpa and Larkmoor and a detour route will be posted. Click here to view an informational flyer, distributed by the County, to residents in the affected area.
Questions regarding this project should be directed to the Oakland County project engineer, George Nichols, 248-841-3006 or the contractor from Lanzo, Rob Johnson, 586-258-9874.
2017 CDBG Sidewalk Ramp Replacement Program
The City of Berkley is pleased to announce that beginning on Friday, June 2, 2017, weather permitting, the City’s contractor, Audia Concrete Construction, Inc., will begin work on the 2017 CDBG Sidewalk Ramp Replacement Program. The work will take place at the following intersections: Oxford/Ellwood, Oxford/Thomas, Oxford/Cummings, Oxford/Bacon and Oxford/Oakshire. During this time, the sidewalk ramps will be closed until construction of the new ADA compliant ramps has been completed.
The project consists of the removal and replacement of the existing sidewalk and sidewalk ramps at the street intersections with new 4” and 6” concrete pavement. The project is expected to be substantially completed and the sidewalks re-opened prior to June 23, 2017 (weather permitting). In order to keep all residents informed of the project’s status, the City may be posting updates on the City’s website at www.berkleymich.org.
If you have any special needs, please contact one of the project representatives listed below. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience to all residents within these areas. Your patience and cooperation is greatly appreciated during this time.
Audia Concrete Construction, Inc.
2985 Childs Lake Rd., Milford, Michigan 48381
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc.
555 Hulet Drive, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Edward Zmich, Project Manager
2017 Sewer Lining
The City of Berkley has contracted with LiquiForce Services Inc. to structurally line approximately 5,000 linear feet of public sewer. This contract is part of a yearly program to rehabilitate City lines using cured-in-place pipeline technology (little to no excavation).
Proposed locations include segments on Harvard, Sunnyknoll, Oxford, Wiltshire, Gardner, Buckingham, Webster and Henley. Click here to view map of locations.
The first phase (cleaning & preparation) is scheduled to start on Monday, January 30. Contingent upon weather, the project is expected to be complete by May 2017.
As part of the lining process, various fire hydrants will be utilized. During this time residents may notice cloudy water. This temporary condition is not unusual and will clear up once flows have moderated.