Construction Engineering

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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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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Water Main Capital Improvement Plan

NFE provided the City of Hazel Park with preliminary engineering and construction engineering services for the administration of this 0.68 mile water main construction project. The locations of the water main installation on this project were based on a Capital Improvement Plan that was developed as a part of the City’s MDEQ Reliability Study. The project replaced old 6-inch cast iron water mains with poor maintenance histories with new 8-inch PVC water mains.

NFE provided preliminary engineering services including: topographic surveys, preparation of water main and roadway construction plans, specifications, special provisions and plan details in accordance with current Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 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, and review of documentation for final payment and recommendation for final acceptance of project in accordance with City of Hazel Park guidelines and requirements.

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S. Troy Street Parking Lot & DDA Streetscape Improvements

The City of Royal Oak – Engineering Department contracted with NFE to provide land surveying, engineering design, and construction engineering services for the South Troy Street Parking Lot and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Streetscape Improvements project. The project called for adding 90 parking spaces on the city-owned land at the corner of South Troy and Third Street, just south of the Farmers Market, along with streetscape improvements on 11 Mile and South Troy.

The scope of work included underground storm water detention system, concrete curb installation, HMA pavement, concrete sidewalks, ADA sidewalk ramps, and decorative streetscape plan in accordance with the City of Royal Oak’s design standards. The streetscape plans included new street lights, ornamental street trees, irrigation and pavers.

The project was completed in late August 2015 just in time for the Arts, Beats and Eats festival on Labor Day weekend.

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