The City will soon begin construction of the FEMA floodplain project in order to protect City infrastructure and private properties from a “100-year flood” event (a catastrophic flood that has a 1% chance of occurring every year). The project, when completed, would allow flood waters from the Shay Drain to reach Lake Michigan without damaging City infrastructure or flooding private homes and businesses.
The construction will be completed in two phases. Phase One is the Zoll Street portion of the project and will begin on July 8, and Phase Two is the M-119 portion of the project, which will begin shortly after Labor Day. For much of July and August, Zoll Street will be closed to through traffic, while M-119 between Zoll Street and Lake Street will be closed to traffic for most of September and early October. The M-119 closure schedule will depend on the exact start date for Phase Two construction (which is slated for sometime between September 3 and September 9) and weather conditions.
Below we have provided several documents outlining the project details, including a projected construction schedule and the M-119 detour route. If you have any questions, please contact City Hall. Thank you!