Project Examples

Please take a moment to learn more about some of Holland Engineering's recent project highlights.  

Pedestrian Pathway

Pedestrian Pathway

Bald Mountain Recreation Area

Pedestrian PathwayHolland Engineering provided engineering design, bid document preparation and contractor bid evaluation services for the installation of the Bald Mountain Pedestrian Pathway. In addition, Holland Engineering also assisted with on-going construction inspection services during the construction of the pathway. The path is 1.8 miles in total length with 1 mile being constructed parallel to park roads. This pathway is in addition to the existing 15 miles of marked hiking trails located within the Bald Mountain Recreation Area and has a 6’ wide asphalt surface with a 2’ wide gravel shoulder. The remaining portion of the pathway is a 6’ wide compacted gravel walking path with a wooden bridge stream crossing.

Stormwater Master Plan Update

Stormwater Master Plan Update

City of Holland

Over the past several years, the Holland area has experienced several major rain events resulting in significant flooding. Wanting to address these issues, and seek an update to the existing 1960 Storm Water Master Plan, the City of Holland solicited proposals for providing a comprehensive new plan. Holland Engineering is pleased to be partnering with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. to provide engineering and surveying support for the Master Plan update.

As part of the project team, HEI will utilize its extensive knowledge of the Holland area to perform an inventory and assessment of storm water infrastructure along with the establishment of a city wide benchmark system that will be used for future projets. These services will include surveying the physical location of much of the main line "trunk" storm sewer and open drains within the city for incorporation in the City's existing GIS database. HEI will also provide the assessment of the condition of the located structures and piping. 

Shoreline Drive Jurisdictional Transfer

Shoreline Drive Jurisdictional Transfer

City of Muskegon/Michigan Department of Transportation

Shoreline Drive Jurisdictional TransferHolland Engineering was selected by the City of Muskegon to assist with surveying services for the jurisdictional transfer of Shoreline Drive designating it as a state business route. This survey was necessary to designate the lakefront boulevard as U.S. 31 Business Route. In order to move forward with the transfer, a complex survey of the entire right-of-way was conducted and then the survey was approved by MDOT prior to assuming responsibility of the new business route.

Survey Services - provided a full topographic survey of the project limits, described and defined the right-of-way limits, developed the legal alignment and described the right-of-way boundaries of Shoreline Drive.

Holland Engineering also reproduced the project within the existing Plat of 1903.

Blair Street Non-Motorized Trail

Blair Street Non-Motorized Trail

Port Sheldon Township

Blair Street Non-Motorized TrailHolland Engineering assisted Port Sheldon Township with the preliminary master planning of the overall trail system for the Blair Street Non-Motorized Bike Path.

Design Services included pedestrian bridge design, pavement design, stormwater management, and coordination with private utilities, home owners and the public school for a 2-mile section of pathway.

Construction Services – included construction staking, field observation, and contract administration.

Holland Engineering also assisted with the preparation of a wetland permit application and a grant application to MDOT. Construction plans, permitting through the local agencies, and bid specifications and advertising were handled in house.

Water System Reliability Study

Water System Reliability Study

Allegan County Services Center

Water System Reliability StudyHolland Engineering completed a water system reliability study for the Allegan County Services Center located in the Dumont Lake Area of Allegan Township. In cooperation with the Allegan County Facilities Management staff, Holland Engineering completed a review of existing occupancy and water demands, evaluated performance of existing well pumps, updated water system utility mapping and prepared hydraulic modeling of potential fire flow demands.

The results were summarized in a document entitled "Water System Reliability Study," which now serves as a report to the MDEQ and as a planning tool for Allegan County Facilities Management.

Mobile Lidar Scanning for I-194

Mobile Lidar Scanning for I-194

Michigan Department of Transportation 

Holland Engineering, Inc. recently provided the Michigan Department of Transportation with a test project for the Mobile Lidar Scanning of I-194 in Hudsonville, MI. The project collected 2-miles of highway topographic surveying. 

136th Avenue Culvert Replacement

136th Avenue Culvert Replacement

Allegan County Road Commission

136th Avenue Culvert ReplacementHolland Engineering provided  design and permitting support to the Allegan County Road Commission for replacement of a 48-  inch CMP culvert running under 136th Avenue adjacent to Hamilton Middle School. The existing culvert had become a hydraulic constriction within the area-wide drainage system and a source of concern for property owners, school officials and the Road Commission.

Using topographic data collected by the Road Commission's surveyors, Holland Engineering created a HEC-RAS computer model to analyze existing conditions and evaluate replacement options. Based on MESBOA criteria as required by MDNRE for sizing and placement of stream crossing culverts, a 14' x 6' precast concrete box culvert was selected to minimize stream impacts and expedite construction activities.

Project Clarity

Project Clarity

Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway

HEI provided multiple boundary surveys for the acquisition of land along the Macatawa River for Project Clarity. The mission of Project Clarity is to permanently clean, restore and maintain the waters of Lake Macatawa.

The boundary surveys were relied upon for multiple land transfers between private land owners and the Outdoor Discovery Center at Macatawa Greenway. Services included researching section corner information, subdivision information and deed information, recovering historic corners, gathering field evidence of section corner locations, section line locations, subdivision locations and adjoining parcel locations, analyzing field evidence, verifying/determining the best position of the boundary of the property and staking the property.

Learn more about Project Clarity and how you can get involved.

Road Design Survey for Four Intersections on US-12

Road Design Survey for Four Intersections on US-12

Michigan Department of Transportation

Holland Engineering, Inc. was awarded the road design survey for four intersections along US-12, Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, MI. The survey will be used by MDOT Design Engineers for proposed ADA sidewalk improvements. The proposed improvements are to take place at Military Street, Monroe Street, Schaefer Road and Oakman Boulevard. HEI anticipates the survey completion date to be early this fall.

To date, HEI has assisted MDOT with over 45 surveying projects and with Michigan offices in Southfield and Holland, and a staff of over 90 professionals, HEI is readily available to assist with surveying services on any statewide projects.

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