Street Construction Projects
This page is the central source for updates on the street and road improvement projects happening within the City of Fenton. That includes neighborhood street improvements paid for by voter-approved bonds and those paid for by other funding sources.
Neighborhood Street Improvement Project
Schedule/Status: Paving, paving! Areas of First, Second and Third Streets that have pavement removed and underground utility work completed are ready for pavement. The contractor planned to start paving operations Thursday September 22 if weather permitted. Underground utility and concrete work continue for the project.
When work started, the city began discovering more sewer work was necessary before actual street improvement could begin. That's not terribly surprising, as it is one of the city's oldest subdivisions.
Like many projects statewide, we are facing shortages of concrete pipe, concrete structures and cast-iron structures for the underground sewer and stormwater work. Waldorf has been working with multiple suppliers to obtain the materials.
Part of the reason for the shortages is that after the pandemic, multiple funding sources were made available for improving roads and water quality. That’s great for Michigan, but a challenge for planners and contractors. For example, one type of material in short supply is ductile iron for water main projects. Wait times are as much as 44 weeks for certain sizes of pipe material.
Attached is a revised schedule of where the contractor plans to start concrete work (sidewalk and curb at intersections) and road paving where underground work is not needed. Though it doesn’t get underground work finished first, it does keep hope alive that the project can be substantially complete by mid-November.
Our engineering team, OHM Advisors, has assigned Paul Acciavatti as the engineering supervisor for the project. He will be the on-site contact who will advise you when construction impacts access to your driveway. Acciavatti will contact residents by knocking on doors and leaving information if residents aren't home.
Staging and construction began on Monday August 1. The contractor, our engineering team and city staff meet bi-weekly during construction for progress meetings, where updates will be posted on the city website and emailed to you shortly after each progress meeting.
As always, you can call Department of Public Works Director Dan Brissoin at 810-629-2261 with any questions or concerns.
Torrey Road Improvement Project
Main Street Rehabilitation Project
Schedule/Status: All concrete work is completed, and the contractor is currently restoring lawn and other back of curb restoration work. Joint repairs and utility structure work is underway in preparation to start the milling and repaving work. The contractor expects to begin paving operations next week, approximately Wednesday, September 28. The road will remain open to two-way traffic during paving operations and motorist can expect delays during the working hours of paving operations. Weather permitting, all paving work is planned for completion by mid-October with pavement markings and sign replacement to follow.