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Dicken Woods Water Main Construction begins July 18, 2022

The following construction notice was sent by the City to residents in the affected area. I have included a copy of the original notice, as well as the text:



Construction work in Dicken Woods is scheduled to begin the week of July 18, 2022.


The Project includes construction of a new water main to connect between Maple Road and the end of Dicken Drive. The new connection will eliminate the dead-end condition which currently exists with the Dicken Drive water main. Upon completion of the water main, an asphalt tee turnaround will be constructed in Dicken Woods at the end of Dicken Drive. This will provide a place for full size waste collection vehicles to safely turn around. The old asphalt path through the woods between Maple and Dicken Dr will be replaced with a concrete sidewalk. Restoration in the woods with appropriate native seed mixes and trees and been coordinated with the City’s Natural Area Preservation unit.


Water Service:

Water service will be maintained during construction, except for a brief period when the new water main is tied into the existing main. This planned shutdown will not interrupt water service to all homes. If your home will be impacted, you will receive an orange door-hanger at least a day in advance of the work. Due to the need for the City to open and close water main valves in the vicinity of the project, it is normal for some sediment in the water mains to be disturbed. As a result, you may observe that your water appears more cloudy or rusty. While undesirable, the sediment is not harmful, and can be cleared by running cold water for several minutes. It is recommended that you run water from a basement faucet, or the lowest location in your residence.


Traffic, Parking and Access on Dicken Drive:

Access to Dicken Drive and driveways will be maintained throughout the project. There will be no construction work on Dicken Drive itself, except at the very north end. There will be some construction traffic on Dicken Drive for ingress to/egress from the construction area.


NO PARKING signs may need to be posted on the street to allow room for construction access and operations.


Normal trash, recycle and compost collection, emergency vehicle access, and mail delivery will be maintained throughout the project.


General Information:

The work on this project will be performed by Bailey Excavating of Jackson, MI; and will be inspected by City staff.


Normal work hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday thru Saturday. Contractor operations beyond those hours, or on Sunday, would only be allowed by the City if there is critical work that needs to be completed outside of normal work times.


The construction work unavoidably generates dust and noise, as well as inconveniences. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during the project.