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3  34 Mile Road Paved

An approximately $2.3 million asphalt paving project on a two-mile section of 34 Mile Road between Fisher Road
and Campground Road in Bruce Township, which is in Macomb County, began in late spring and it is expected to
be completed by early summer 2016.

4  Contractor Ties Sewer Lines In Challenging Excavation

Recently, American Excavating, Ltd., of Saginaw, was the contractor on a project for the city of Saginaw to
construct a new cast-in-place concrete bypass chamber to combine a 60 and 90-inch diameter combination sewer.

6  Southgate Stems Sanitary Sewer Overflow

To save Southgate residents from re-occurring backup of sewage into their basements, Hennessey Engineers, Inc.,
of Southgate, designed a relief sewer line using polypropylene pipe that sped construction and solved the problem
quicker than expected.

9  Federal Transportation Law Provides Boost For Michigan

The federal surface transportation authorization law, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) that
Congress recently passed and President Barack Obama signed, will provide $305 billion for highway, transit and
railway programs in the United States.

10  From The Michigan Trenches...

11  Highway Controlling Design Criteria Under Review

The Federal Highway Administration has proposed revisions that would streamline 13 controlling criteria for
highway design standards for projects on the National Highway System.

11  Organizations Issue Updated Documents

Engineering and architectural document-creating committees have been hard at work in the year 2015. Recently,
the culmination of their work is evidenced with the release of four updated documents from the Engineers Joint
Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC), and, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has unveiled nine new
contract documents.

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