Monthly Construction Updates

Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC), our Internet Service Provider, will begin  posting monthly construction updates on their website as well as emailing these updates to everyone who has subscribed to the broadband service.  The first of these updates is included below.
We will post these updates here as well and continue to post other information that may become available during the month.
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Lyndon Township Construction Update: December 2018
After a lot of hard work evaluating and awarding bids, and working with many state and local agencies for permits, Lyndon Township began construction for the high-speed fiber internet project. In fact, folks on Stoney Ridge Road and Greystone Drive already are seeing crews install conduit for the fiber. Those crews soon will move to Wildflower Ridge, Bens Drive, and Coopersfield Road.
Mother Nature is really in control as we move forward. With a mild winter, construction can continue uninterrupted, and we can begin home installations in the southeast part of the township by spring.  Keeping to that schedule, we’ll have all interested subscribers hooked up by the end of 2019.
It’s hard to be patient when you’ve waited so long for a high-speed solution, but the process is now underway and we promise it will be worth the wait. If you have friends, family or neighbors within the township who have not yet signed up, please encourage them to visit www.teammidwest.com/lyndon before April 30 to take advantage of the free installation.
We’re honored to be your internet service provider and look forward to bringing high-speed fiber internet to Lyndon
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Additional construction updates
Work to be completed 12/2 through 12/8:
  • Continue staking on private roads
  • Two drill crews on-site
  • Bore remaining 100 feet on Stoney Ridge Road (Werkner Zone)
  • Complete boring on Greystone Drive (Central Office Zone)
  • Begin boring on Ellsworth Lake Road (Ellsworth Zone)
  • Sign and obtain permits from WCRC for first 12 roads
    • Werkner Road
    • Island Lake Road
    • N Territorial Road
    • Mester Road
    • Waterloo Road (Werkner PON only)
    • Island Lake Drive
    • Lindley Road
    • Rex Road
    • Stofer Road
    • Roe Road
    • Jaycox Road
    • Farnsworth Road
Work completed 11/26 through 12/1:
  • Bored 548 feet on Stoney Ridge Road (Werkner Zone)
  • Bored 1,585 feet on Graystone Drive (Central Office Zone)
  • Staked 1,354 feet on Wildflower Ridge (Werkner Zone)
  • Staked 829 feet on Bens Drive (Sugarloaf Zone)
  • Staked 1,672 feet on Coopersfield Road (Boyce Zone)
  • Submitted WCRC permit applications for the following roads:
    • Bowdish Road
    • Boyce Road
    • Clark Lake Road
    • Lingane Road
    • Oakridge Road
    • Westbourne Court
    • Beeman Road
    • Bush Road
    • Gaddis Road
    • Osius Road
    • Guinan Drive

Middle Mile Work Begins on M-52

Work has begun on M-52 to bring Middle Mile Fiber to Lyndon Township.  Middle mile fiber is that section of fiber that connects a network (Lyndon)  to the greater world of the internet.

Midwest Energy and Communications (MEC), the Internet Service Provider for Lyndon Township is overseeing this work which is the result of  a creative and unique partnership between the Chelsea School District, MEC  and Lyndon Township.    This fiber will connect to the Chelsea School District Network and extend to Lyndon fiber at Werkner Road.  To learn more about the partnership:

Chelsea School District partners with Midwest Energy & Communications to bring broadband to Lyndon Township

 

Here is that work in pictures.

Construction Update November 30 2018

Staking completed:

Central Office zone (Greystone Drive), Long Lake zone (Chestnut Lane, Hickory Lane, Stonehill Drive, Bauer Court), Sugarloaf zone (Sugarloaf Lake Road (partial), Cedar Drive), Ellsworth zone (Ellsworth Lake Road (partial), Roepke Court, Medina Drive)

776 feet bored and conduit placed in ground on Stoney Ridge Road (Werkner Zone)

30 reels of duct received at Canton warehouse

Staking to continue on private roads.  Staking and construction may be experience temporary delays due to unforeseen conditions.

First batch of fiber to be ordered

Two drill crews on site to finish boring on Stoney Ridge Road (Werkner zone) and Greystone Drive (Central Office zone)

Permits are expected for the following WCRC roads:

Werkner Road
Island Lake Road
N Territorial Road
Mester Road
Waterloo Road
Island Lake Drive
Lindley Road
Rex Road
Stofer Road
Roe Road
Jaycox Road
Farnsworth Road

Permit applications to be submitted for another 10 WCRC roads

Additional Drilling to begin week of November 12

Beginning the week of November 12, Henkels and McCoy will begin construction on the private roads that have been staked in the Werkner Zone (Stoney Ridge Road) and Island Lake Zone (Beede Drive, South Drive).

A map of the zones in the township can be found at:

Lyndon Township Zone Map

It is important to be aware that construction crews will now be actively working on the Township public and private roadways. We encourage everyone to exercise caution while driving on our roadways. In addition, it is also important to remember that these construction sites are subject to strict safety regulations that require safety vest, hard hat and safety glasses for anyone on site.

 

Drilling to begin on Broadband Project

On Monday, November 12, drilling will begin along M-52 to bring the main line fiber to Lyndon Township. The drilling will take place along a one mile stretch south of the roundabout at Werkner Road. The fiber will enter Lyndon Township on Werkner Road just east of M-52.  Later this month drilling will commence from that location to complete the main line fiber connection to the Lyndon Township Hall via Werkner Road, Island Lake Road and North Territorial Road.  At the same time, work will begin on building out fiber lines in Werkner and Island Lake zones.

A map of the zones in the township can be found at:

Lyndon Township Zone Map

It is important to be aware that construction crews will now be actively working on the Township public and private roadways. We encourage everyone to exercise caution while driving on our roadways. In addition, it is also important to remember that these construction sites are subject to strict safety regulations that require safety vest, hard hat and safety glasses for anyone on site.

Construction Field Work Begins October 22

Working  with our Outside Plant Construction firm, Henkels and McCoy, significant progress had been made with construction planning, design, material acquisition and warehousing.  On Monday, October 22,  Henkels and Mccoy will begin work in the field to stake the location for the installation of the fiber optic cable.  This staking will include the initial route to the township hall and the Werkner and Island Lake zones.  A map of the zones in the township can be found at:

The schedule for the remaining zones is contingent on the completion of the permitting processes. As this permitting is completed, additional scheduling information will be made available.

It is important to be aware that construction crews will now be actively working on the township public and private roadways.  We encourage everyone to exercise caution while driving on our roadways. In addition, it is important to remember that these construction sites are subject to strict safety regulations that require safety vest, hard hat and safety glasses for anyone on site.

FAQ Distributed at October 9 MEC Event

On October 9, MEC hosted an event at the Chelsea Rod and Gun club.  This was an opportunity for Lyndon Township residesnts to meet the MEC team, ask quetions and sign up for service.

To review the FAQ distributed at that meeting open this post and click on the FAQ link.

 

FAQ Link