Hoham drive_1About a dozen citizens attended the public hearing Tuesday evening on the Hoham Drive reconstruction project in Plymouth.

Representative from Lochmueller Group, the engineering firm for the project discussed in details the proposed project that will improve the safety and mobility of Hoham Drive and improve access to North Michigan Street and Western Avenue for truck traffic.

Total cost estimate for the project including construction and right-of-way acquisition is $3,214,262.   The project area is from North Michigan Street to the west about 260 feet past Western Avenue.  The project involves the widening of Hoham to accommodate the additional 14-foot, two way left turn lane east of Western Avenue and a dedicated eastbound right turn lane at Western Avenue.  The project also includes curb and gutters, a 5-foot wide grassed utility strip and a 5-foot wide sidewalk on the south side of the roadway.

Hoham Drive_2The projected timeline includes right-of-way acquisition in 2020, bidding the project in January 2022 with construction to follow and completion in 2023.

It was noted that Hoham Drive will be closed the thru traffic but local traffic will be able to access their properties during construction.

Hoham Drive_3During the public comment section of the meeting, Michael Isban from American Container said he was supportive of the project but wanted to know about access for semi-truck transportation. Brian Ritenour has concerns about the impact to his landscape and the noise from additional traffic.  He asked about a planting to reduce the noise from traffic.

Anyone wishing to comment on the Hoham Drive reconstruction project can submit a written comment by emailing Ruth Hook, Environmental Project Manager at rhook@lochgroup.com by the December 3rd deadline.