Maple Road Resurfacing

Maple Road Resurfacing

The City of Birmingham contracted with NFE for the resurfacing of Maple Road from Cranbrook Road to Southfield Road. This 1.29 mile stretch of Maple Road was last resurfaced in 1998, and was in poor condition. The City obtained a federal grant to pay for 80% of the cost, and this was an MDOT 3R project. As part of the work, new ADA compliant ramps were installed, as well as concrete curb and sewer repair improvements. Also, Maple Road underwent a “road diet” on the final striping phase from a four-lane road to a three-lane road (designated turn-lane) that received great public scrutiny and yet positive success.

NFE was lead consultant and provided a wide range of services, including right-of-way and topographic surveys, engineering plans, construction administration (both office and field), construction staking, and as-builts surveys of construction utilities.

Construction was completed in two phases. The first phase focused on handicap ramps and local street approach repairs. The second phase was for the actual resurfacing of the road that required complete road closure.

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O’Neal Lake Dam Restoration

O’Neal Lake Dam failed in September of 2014 due to heavy rains. In November of that same year, NFE was retained by the Department of Technology Management and Budget (DTMB) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to investigate the failure of the dam and come up with options to repair it.

The dam was installed in 1952 by the DNR to aid in both water control and to develop a habitat for wildlife. O’Neal Lake is approximately 150 acres in size, and surrounded by Wilderness State Park and privately-owned land. Once the dam failed the lake dried up.

After careful study and evaluation of the dam, NFE proposed five options for repairing the control structure. The Cut-Off Wall/Control Structure Installation option was chosen by DTMB/DNR because it was creating basically a new dam with a 50-year-life expectancy and with minimal maintenance. This option entails placing steel pilings to form a wall in front of the existing dam and filling in between, along with repairing the pedestrian and snowmobile wood crossing. The old dam was retrofitted with a new deck and railings to accommodate an important pedestrian crossing within Wilderness State Park.

NFE prepared engineering plans for demolition, structure improvement, area earthwork, boat launch improvements and construction documents. After DTMB/DNR secure funding for the project, construction started in October 2017, and is expected to be completed spring 2018. NFE also provided both office and site construction administrative services. NFE is proud to be involved with this project that will bring the lake back to the area and its residents, while restoring boating, fishing and a haven for wildlife.

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Historic Parkridge Homes Redevelopment

NFE provided civil engineering and land surveying services for the redevelopment of Parkridge Homes located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This development was part of a $34 million City of Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Housing Commission effort to overhaul the city’s public housing.

Parkridge Homes were originally built in 1943 to supply temporary barracks-style housing to African-American workers who arrived in Ypsilanti to work at the Willow Run Bomber Assembly Plant during WWII. Despite the intended temporary nature of the 80-unit development, Partridge Homes were converted to public housing in the early 1950’s and remained in use until demolition began in July 2016 to make way for a new 86-unit apartment development.

The new low-income development, Parkridge Apartments, is comprised of townhomes that incorporate a “new urbanism” concept, along with a street grid that reconnects to the surrounding community. The street-facing townhomes include porches, sidewalks, driveways, yards and open spaces with a playground, grilling area and urban gardens.

In 2013, NFE provided an ALTA/ACSM Land Title survey of the property, and in 2016, provided topographic, boundary and tree surveys, as well as engineering plans for demolition, site, paving and grading, utility design, drainage, soil erosion and storm calculations. Next, we supplied construction documents, and was retained by the general contractor to provide construction staking services.

The result was new and improved low-income housing for Ypsilanti residents that is safer and integrates better into the surrounding community.

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Heartland Healthcare New Nursing & Rehabilitation Centers

HCR ManorCare is a national provider of healthcare centers specializing in short-term and long-term nursing and rehabilitation services. The healthcare centers operate under the name of Heartland in the state of Michigan. HCR ManorCare has been a client of NFE since the 1990’s.

NFE provided professional land surveying, civil engineering and landscape architecture services for the new centers in the cities of Sterling Heights, Canton, Flushing and Troy. Most of the facilities are two-story buildings, and are landscaped with inviting outdoor environments per the landscape architecture plans by NFE. NFE was responsible for all civil engineering plans, including demolition, paving/grading, utility, storm drainage, soil erosion control, sanitary sewer and water main. Construction documents were also provided for the civil engineering portions of each center.

Other services have included civil engineering for additions to existing centers in Sterling Heights, Allen Park, and two in West Bloomfield. NFE also has provided numerous site analysis and infrastructure evaluations on properties that in the end HCR ManorCare chose not to develop.

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Flex-N-Gate Manufacturing Facility Development

Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry. The company purchased a 30-acre plot of land on Detroit’s east side with plans to build a manufacturing facility to supply automotive parts to Ford Motor Company. This parcel of land is a part of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s I-94 Industrial Corridor Park, for which NFE previously provided ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, topographic surveys, underground utility surveys and other consulting services.

Under the ownership of Flex-N-Gate, NFE performed additional surveying services to complete a comprehensive boundary and topographic survey to support the development of the 480,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. Additionally, NFE was retained by the IBI Group, architect for the project, to perform site planning and prepare construction drawings for all proposed site infrastructure required for the full development of the site, including utility relocation, sewer relocations, paving and grading, water main and landscape design. NFE also provided construction assistance throughout the construction process, including construction layout for three different contractors.

Ground breaking for the facility was on April 24, 2017 with construction completed in October 2018. The manufacturing facility is big part of Detroit’s growing I-94 Industrial Park and is attracting more manufacturing jobs back to the City.

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Du Charme Place Apartments New Lifestyle Community

Du Charme Place, located in Detroit’s historic Lafayette Park, is a new apartment development, and the neighborhood’s first new lifestyle community in over 40 years. NFE provided professional land surveying and civil engineering services for the development. The work comprised of ALTA, boundary and topographic surveys; demolition plan; site plan; paving and utility design; soil erosion plan; and construction documents.

The development features four buildings with a total of 185 luxury apartments that border a second-story courtyard area with a walking path and nearby pool. All four buildings stand three stories tall atop a first-floor garage/lobby area.

NFE provided construction staking and layout services for the development, and also consulted with the construction and design teams helping to resolve construction issues that arose during the building process.

NFE is proud to have been the land surveyor and civil engineer of record for this residential development that honors the integrity of Lafayette Park and its history.

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City of Royal Oak E. Fourth Street Corridor Upgrade

The City of Royal Oak contracted with NFE to provide land surveying, engineering design and construction engineering services for the East Fourth Street Corridor Upgrade from Main Street to Campbell Road project. The project was funded by both the DDA and CDBG for streetscape expansions. The City felt Fourth Street need streetscape improvements to spur investment and make the street connect more with the downtown area.

Construction engineering services included the preparation of contract bid documents, construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates. The scope of work included:

  • Lighting system replacement and upgrades for decorative street lights
  • Sidewalk and curb replacement with decorative concrete sidewalk and new curbs and gutter
  • ADA ramp improvements
  • Landscape upgrades for ornamental trees and tree grates, along with a tree irrigation system
  • Parking lot removal and reconfiguration in median between Kayser Avenue and Alexandra Avenue
  • Rain garden installation to improve storm water management within parking lot
  • Public art installation
  • Traffic control plan for maintaining traffic during construction

The result was a successful corridor improvement project that connected Fourth Street visually and physically to the downtown area.

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City of Pontiac Martin Luther King Boulevard Reconstruction (4R)

NFE provided the City of Pontiac with preliminary engineering and construction engineering services for the administration of this 1.10-mile road reconstruction project from M-59 to Elm Street. Through this project, a deteriorated and under-capacity three-lane road was reconstructed and widened to five lanes of new concrete pavement. The project also included new storm sewer, concrete sidewalk and non-motorized facility, LED street lights and box-span traffic signals.

NFE provided preliminary engineering services including: preparation of the environmental assessment, including the evaluation of several alternatives for approval by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Federal Highway Administration; preparation of right-of-way plans and administration of the right-of-way acquisition phase; topographic survey; and preparation of roadway construction plans, specifications, special provisions, and plan details in accordance with current MDOT and Federal Highway Administration requirements.

NFE also provided construction engineering services including: contract administration, construction engineering supervision, construction/technical observation (inspection), construction layout and construction staking, on-site quality control and material testing, preparation of pay estimates, preparation and evaluation of punch list work, final inspection, review of documentation for final payment, and recommendation for final acceptance of project in accordance with Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Federal Highway Administration guidelines and requirements using Field Book and Field Manager software.

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City of Madison Heights R-2 Residential Street Repair Program

Since 1979, NFE has continuously served as municipal engineer for the City of Madison Heights. We have provided the City with civil engineering, surveying, consulting and administration services for numerous road reconstruction, sectional road replacement and infrastructure improvement projects.

From 1997 to 2007, NFE worked with the City on a voter approved Ten Year Residential Street Repair Program (R-1) that was drastically needed to repair neighborhood roads and water main that were constructed 40 to 50 years ago.

Due to the success of the R-1 program, the residents unanimously approved a second Ten Year Residential Street Repair Program (R-2). This program provided over $17 million of new revenue to continue replacing failed residential streets and upgrading original water, sanitary and storm infrastructure.

During the R-2 program from 2007 to 2017, NFE provided right-of-way and topographic surveys, engineering construction documents including plans and specifications, advertising and bidding, construction administration, construction layout and staking, and as-built surveys for 46 streets and/or street segments. This included over 43,962 linear feet or 8.33 miles of new pavement, 40,100 linear feet of new water main and 9,500 linear feet of new storm sewer.

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Chimney Hill Condominium Improvements

Chimney Hill is a residential development in West Bloomfield Township, consisting of 142 privately-owned condominiums. The development was constructed 30 years ago, and the roads within the complex were experiencing cracking and breakage due to distress and water drainage issues. The residents petitioned the Charter Township of West Bloomfield through a Special Assessment District (SAD) to complete roadway and drainage improvements for Chimney Hill Drive, which is a private circle drive winding through the development.

West Bloomfield Township contracted with NFE to provide civil engineering and surveying services for the Chimney Hill Drive project. In addition, the Chimney Hill Condominium Association contracted with NFE to provide civil engineering and surveying services for water drainage issues, as well as rehabilitate parking areas, repave the boulevard entrance and improve the clubhouse entry area.

For both projects, NFE provided topographic surveys, utility inspection and investigation, engineering design documents, construction layout, both office and site construction administration, and as-builts. Engineering plans included demolition, road design, staging plans, storm drainage improvements, and soil erosion and sediment control. The result was multifaceted for the residents of Chimney Hill. They now have a new entrance to the complex, smooth roads to travel on, new parking areas, new club house entry, and most importantly, no standing water due to drainage issues.

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Central Michigan University New Graduate Housing

From the outset, Central Michigan University mandated LEED certification and green building measures as part of a campus-wide initiative. The project for new graduate housing featured several sustainable building techniques, including porous concrete paving in new parking facilities and a centralized rain garden as a stormwater treatment and conveyance device.

NFE was tasked with and directly responsible for stormwater management and design, sanitary and water routing, grading, pavement design, tree preservation, landscape architecture, irrigation design and erosion control measures. NFE’s services were coordinated with project architect Neumann/Smith Architecture and other consultants.

With the use of native plantings requiring less irrigation and minimal long-term maintenance, coupled with locally sourced materials and an energy-efficient building design, the project far exceeded expectations and earned LEED Platinum certification.

This successful project is an example of the quality of work, attention to detail and practical experience that NFE brings to every project. Successfully and harmoniously blending into the existing campus, one of the first University-owned housing facilities in the Midwest with a Platinum rating represents a template for future building projects on campus.

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Cass Avenue Resurfacing (Woodward Avenue to Dixie Highway)

NFE is prequalified in numerous construction, design and survey categories through MDOT. With these pre-qualifications, NFE has successfully assisted local municipalities with implementing and constructing over 50 MDOT funded projects in the past 10 years. In addition, NFE has provided services directly to MDOT for roadway construction engineering projects. One of the projects was Cass Avenue Resurfacing from Woodward Avenue to Dixie Highway in Pontiac.

Cass Avenue Resurfacing was a 3R project where the existing asphalt pavement was rehabilitated. The overall construction cost was $2,000,000. This project was completed on time and within the established budget for the project despite some very significant changes in existing conditions. The original design intent was to complete patch repairs of existing exposed concrete areas, and complete Detail 7 and Detail 8 HMA repairs in areas where existing HMA overlaid concrete pavement was; however, when milling work was completed, it was discovered that the existing concrete pavement under the HMA was in significantly deteriorated condition. This caused a substantial amount of field re-design for NFE to keep the project within the prescribed funding amount.

Overall the project was successfully completed in 2010. NFE performed all services required for full construction engineering and project closeout procedures as established by MDOT.

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Beltline Greenway Phase I and II Surveying Services

The City of Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) contracted with NFE to prepare surveying documents to facilitate the purchase and design of properties associated with the Beltline Greenway project in the City of Detroit. Beltline Greenway when completed will be a 1.5-mile trail, for walking and biking, to connect the neighborhood to the Detroit River.

NFE prepared ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey and topographic survey for the area between the streets of Belleview and Beaufait from Kercheval Avenue to Jefferson Avenue for the Phase I of this project. Phase II involved the preparation of ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey, topographic survey and tree survey in the same area as Phase I but from Jefferson Avenue to the Detroit River.

The work included coordination with the City of Detroit DPS to clean all sewers within the project limits to assure existing infrastructure would support the proposed improvements.

The trail when completed will follow a former railroad called the Beltline that connected the Uniroyal site on the Riverwalk and headed North to the Gleaner’s Community Food Bank on Beaufait Street just north of Kercheval Avenue. In anticipation for this project, the City of Detroit rebuilt the East Jefferson Avenue bridge.

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2012 Downspout Disconnection Program

NFE provided the City of Pontiac with preliminary engineering and construction engineering for the administration of this roof drain and downspout disconnection project throughout the City of Pontiac. The purpose of the project was to reduce wet weather flows in the City’s sanitary sewer collection system and at the City’s wastewater treatment plant by rerouting roof drains connected to the sanitary sewer to an approved storm drainage outlet. Because this project was instrumental in eliminating or reducing the severity of sanitary sewer overflows (SSO) to the Clinton River at the City’s wastewater plant, it was approved for Surface Water Quality Initiative Funds (SWQIF) from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).

Preliminary engineering services included: assisting the City in the preparation of the SWQIF Project Plan and Funding Documentation for approval by the MDEQ; identifying buildings in the City with roof drains connected to the sanitary sewer through visual inspection, smoke testing and dye testing; and preparing plans, specifications and proposal documents for bidding in accordance with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality requirements.

Construction engineering services included: contract administration, construction engineering supervision, construction/technical observation (inspection), construction layout and construction staking, on-site quality control and material testing, preparation of pay estimates, preparation and evaluation of punch list work, final inspection, review of documentation for final payment, and recommendation for final acceptance of project in accordance with Michigan Department of Environmental Quality guidelines and requirements.

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Wilderness State Park Lakeshore Campground Master Plan

NFE, in collaboration with Land Design Studio, was retained by the State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to conduct a comprehensive study, design and construction administration services for the redevelopment of Wilderness State Park’s Lakeshore Campground.

The campground is located in Carp Lake Township on the pristine shoreline of Lake Michigan approximately 20 miles west of Mackinaw City. The existing campground was developed in the early 1950’s and serves a very loyal group of repeat visitors who enjoy camping on the shore of Lake Michigan. It is considered one of Michigan’s most valuable resources, but needed redevelopment to meet the demands of today’s 21st Century campers and recreation enthusiasts.

NFE designed the Master Plan in close collaboration with the DTMB and DNR. Environmental factors were taken into careful consideration on all aspects of the design. On-site and on-line surveys were utilized to gather information from users and were helpful in deciding where to concentrate resources. Upon completion, the entire Lakeshore Campground was fully redeveloped complete with new utility and electrical infrastructure.

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The New Romeo High School

Romeo Community Schools’ voters approved an $86 million, 25-year bond initiative for the district back in May 2016. The school system contracted with architect Integrated Design Solutions who in turn contracted with NFE to provide land surveying and civil engineering services to support the bond initiatives. A big part of the bond initiatives was to create a new high school within the existing Romeo Engineering and Technology Center facility on Jewell Road in Washington Township. The $52,400,000 project included renovations for 70,000 square feet and 139,000 square feet of new construction.

Views of the north side (left) and the back of the high school (right).

NFE provided a boundary and topographic survey, and engineering plans for demolition, site, grading, paving, storm water management, utility, soil erosion and sediment control, and site restorations. We performed an ADA audit of the exterior of the facility and a pavement condition analysis to identify parking lot and sidewalk repairs that needed to be done. Additionally, a subsurface infrastructure evaluation was performed to document conditions of existing subsurface amenities. We also provided landscape plans for beautification in accordance with the Romeo Community Schools standards.

​The new ticket/concession building with decorative pavers and plantings (left) and the parking lot depicting student spaces (right).

Groundbreaking for the new high school was on August 25, 2017, and construction was completed two years later in time for the 2019-2020 school year. A new identity was created for the high school with three academies: Academy of Health, Human and Public Service; Academy of Design, Engineering and Manufacturing; and Academy of Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The academies were designed with graduation in mind whether students choose a career or college.

Rain gardens were placed with the circular drop-off areas in front of the school (left) and in front of the athletic field (right).

Working with DNR on Shooting Ranges in Michigan

Shooting and archery have become a favorite pastime for millions of Americans within the last several years. In the State of Michigan, there are over 250 shooting ranges. Over the past 10 years, NFE has become an expert in the design and development of shooting facilities across the state of Michigan. We have provided land surveying, engineering design and construction administration services on improvements to multiple shooting ranges as well as for a new shooting range in Grand Traverse County for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Also, we are in the development stages for two new outdoor shooting ranges (Barry State Game Area and Roscommon State Forest Area), and a new shooting complex in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

The following is a brief overview of the projects we have completed or are currently working on for the MDNR:

  • Pontiac Lake Recreation Area Shooting Range Improvements, Waterford Township, MI – This project comprised of expanding the existing facility to include a 10-station pistol range as well as ADA improvements, parking improvements, shed relocation, and storm water management facilities. We verified and incorporated details for ricochet baffle, benches and structures. The project was completed in 2017.
  • Algonac State Park Shooting Range Improvements, Clay, MI – This project expanded the existing facility to include a new 4-station pistol range and accessible shotgun range. Also, ADA improvements, parking improvements, and storm water management facilities were included. The project was also completed in 2017.
  • Grand Traverse County Shooting Range Development, Union Township, MI – This project was for a new shooting range consisting of three ranges with the following stations: six 25-yard, three 50-yard and three 100-yard with options for expandability in the future. The work also included parking improvements, pit toilet, and storm water management facilities. We assisted MDNR with the public engagement process and noise studies as well as implemented details for ricochet baffle, monitoring wells, benches, gates and structures. The project was completed in 2018.
  • Echo Point Shooting Range Improvements, Allegan, MI – The improvements to this range include shooting structures with sound abatement measures, accessible tables and benches for shooters, a parking lot, accessible pathways, a vault toilet, perimeter fencing, and new berms and ricochet baffles to improve safety. The new structures included the following stations: four 100-yard, four 25-yard and four 10-yard. This project was completed in 2019 and since then operates with considerable noise reduction to the surrounding areas.
  • Sharonville State Park Game Area Shooting Range Improvements, Grass Lake, MI – This project was for the expansion of the existing facility to include a 4-station pistol range as well as ADA improvements and storm water management facilities. We verified details for ricochet baffle, benches and structures. Also, ADA access improvements were completed to allow for improved access to the existing archery range. This project was completed in 2019.
A fully functional shooting range was designed and construction in Grand Traverse County (left), and noise reduction (structure in background) was an important improvement for the Echo Point Shooting Range (right).

Lapeer State Game Area Shooting Range Improvements, Lapeer, MI – This project was a major overhaul for a 70-year old shooting range. Improvements included sound abatement, driveway approach and parking, range fencing, drainage, pathways, monitoring wells, and vault toilets. Two new shooting structures included the following stations: three 100-foot and eight 10-yard/50-yard. The project was completed in 2020.

Major improvements were implemented at the Lapeer Shooting Range.

Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club Shooting Range Improvements, Ontonagon, MI – NFE, along with our subconsultant OHM Advisors, are currently providing engineering and architectural services for a new indoor shooting complex at the Lake Superior Sportsman’s Club in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The new club house will feature a kitchen, conference room, bathrooms, storage space and indoor range. This project is designed and awaiting final grant monies for construction.

Plans are underway for a new indoor shooting range in Ontonagon, Michigan

Marquette Shooting Range Development, Sands Township, MI – Right now we are in the final stages of design for a new outdoor shooting range complex in Marquette County. The range will feature shotgun and rifle/pistol stations including: four 10-yard, four 25-yard, two 100-yard, two 200-yard and two 400-yard. Also included will be a pit toilet, ADA parking, access walkways, berms and ricochet baffles, and limestone trenches to aid in lead mitigation and capture.
NHBP Shooting Range Development, Sherwood, MI – Right now we are in the early design phase for a new public outdoor firearm and pistol shooting range along with a range dedicated for the training of law enforcement officers for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) tribe.
NFE is proud of our work with private and public shooting ranges and updating facilities for shooting enthusiasts in the State of Michigan. For more information on any of these projects or for your next recreational development, please contact Steve Sutton at 248-332-7931 or swsutton@nfe-engr.com.

The Creation of Clintonville Road Safety Pathway

NFE was selected by Independence Township to provide engineering design and construction administration for a public pathway along Clintonville Road, between Maybee and Waldon roads. This pathway was created to interconnect other pathways within the Township, and the road as it was, was unsafe to walk or bike on due to heavy traffic and wetlands.

These photos show Clintonville’s right-of-way before construction (left) and after construction using a boardwalk for wet areas (right).

Design related tasks included easement acquisition and documentation, MDEQ and local permitting assistance, public meeting participated, and bidding assistance to develop 4,500 feet of 8-foot-wide ADA paved pathway/10-foot boardwalk along the project route. The boardwalk as well as a bridge was needed to bypass swamps, drains and rivers in the area. In addition, the design development process included significant public input and community support.

 The pathway is paved with concrete and asphalt areas (left). A bridge goes over a drain area for the public’s safety (right).

Construction administration services included inspection, material testing, construction staking, and construction management. The pathway is owned and operated by Independence Township and now that it is completed promotes recreation and health activities in a safe way for the area as well as connects with other pathways.

Surveying Adventures

Our survey crews are accustomed to braving the cold and enduring the heat. Insects, thorns and poison ivy are a common place. Yet, this recent project came as a bit of a shock. The first photo (from Google Earth) is what we expected to find. The next two photos are what the crew recently encountered at an Amtrak Train Station in McComb, Mississippi. Yes, that is Kudzu, an invasive Asiatic vine said to be taking over the South. Notice the power lines in the first picture then try to find them in the next two. Amazing what mother nature can throw at you.

These two photos show what was at the site when the survey crew showed up.

Sterling Heights Trail from Beaumont to Delia Park Complete

Since 2017, after the residents of Sterling Heights passed the Recreating Recreation millage in November 2016, NFE has been providing civil engineering and land surveying services in collaboration with architect Dorchen/Martin Associates to improve several parks within the City of Sterling Heights. Part of the improvements the City wanted was having a non-motorized trail connecting the Beaumont Troy Hospital Campus to Delia Park.

NFE provided trail alignment engineering plans and construction documents. Prior we surveyed the land and prepared a topographic survey. A tree survey was completed and we planned to have over 375 trees planted to separate the trail from neighboring residential yards. To handle soil erosion, sections of the trail were designed with grading, silt fencing, inlet protection fence, and at times, gravel. Four bridges were designed when the trail needed to cross Plumbrook Drain. We also provided construction staking and oversaw the construction of the trail.

The trail was designed to follow Plumbrook Drain (left), and benches were purposefully placed throughout trail for rest/reflection (right).

The 2-mile, 10-foot-wide, soft surface trail was completed in October 2020. The trail meanders through wooded areas and subdivisions following the Plumbrook Drain with two road crossings – one in a subdivision and one at 19 Mile Road. Signs are strategically placed at the intersections and at the start of the trail in Beaumont’s campus. Also, bump outs with benches are placed throughout the trail for rest/reflection.

One of the four bridges constructed (left), and each bridge blends in well with the trail (right).

This project provided Sterling Heights with much needed trail in the northwest section of the City, and is great for walkers, runners, and bicyclists. For more information on this project or to engage us on your future non-motorized trail project, please contact Pat Williams at 248-332-7931 or pwilliams@nfe-engr.com.

Over 375 trees were planted to separate the trail from residents’ backyards (left), and the trail crossing at 19 Mile Road was designed for safe passage (right).

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