Keith Whittington

Engineering

The Marquette City Department of Engineering provides design and construction engineering for various water, sewer, drainage, street and other public infrastructure projects throughout the city. The department maintains records and maps of the City and is in the process of mapping all of the City’s infrastructure using Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

The Engineering Department issues and monitors work and activities within the public Right-of-Ways (streets or public easements). Right-of-Way permits are required for all utility work, street work, hauling activities, house moving, parades or other activities that impact the street system. Fees will be charged when permit applications are submitted. For more information please contact the Engineering Department at (906) 228-0440.

Completed Projects

Engineering Staff

Keith Whittington

City Engineer

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Mik Kilpela

Assistant City Engineer

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Jim Compton

Hydrology Engineer

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Sven Holmquist

Surveyor

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Jared Kangas

Eng. Aid/Inspector

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Dan Salmon

Eng.Tech II/Senior Drafter

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Matthew Koss

GIS/CAD Tech

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Current Projects

Project Name: Wright Street Reconstruction (Sugarloaf Avenue to Industrial Drive) 

Roundabout Location (Intersection of Wright Street & Sugarloaf Avenue)

Project Engineer: Keith Whittington

Inspector: Dan Salmon 

Drawings: Drawing 1

Contractor:Hebert Construction Company

107 4th Avenue Iron River, MI 49935

http://www.hebertconstructionco.com/

1-906-265-5157

Start Date: May

End Date: November

Proejct Title: Wilson Street Reconstruction

(McClellan Avenue to Ward Street)

Project Engineer: Jim Compton

Inspector: Jim Compton

Drawings:Drawing 1

Contractor: Smith Paving Inc

4090 US41 W. Marquette, MI 49855

http://smithpaving-mi.com/

1-906-228-7285

Start Date: June

End Date: October

Project Title: Marquette Hospital Transportation Improvements Project Roundabout Locations

(Intersection of US41 & Grove Street)

(Intersection of US41 & New Hospital Entrance) 

(Intersection of Baraga Avenue & New Hospital Entrance)

Project Webpage: marquettemi.gov/projects/hospital-transportation-improvements/

Project Designee: Keith Whittington 

Inspector: Mikael Kilpela

Drawings: Drawing 1 Drawing 2

 

Contractor:BACCO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

PO Box 458 (mailing address)

N3676 North US-2

Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801

Phone: 906-774-2616

Fax: 906-774-1160

www.baccocc.com

Start Date: May

End Date: November

Project Title: SAW Grant

(Wastewater & Stormwater Asset Management Plans, Stormwater Management Plan)

Project Engineer: Matthew Koss 

Inspectors: Riley Powers 

Evan Bartus 

Tom Sofka

Start Date: Spring

End Date: Fall

Project Title: CR550 Dead River Bridge Maintenance 

(Multi Use Path Bridge Concrete Repair)

Project Engineer: Jim Compton

Inspector: Jim Compton

Drawings: N/A

Contractor:

Associated Constructors

P.O. Box 970

Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: 906-226-6504

Email: peted@acmqt.com

Start Date: August
End Date: TBD

Project Title: Sidewalk Replacement, Repair, and Altamont Street Sidewalk Extension Project

(Throughout City Limits)

Project Engineer: Keith Whittington

Inspector: Matthew Koss

Drawings: Drawing 1 Drawing 2

Contractor:Premeau Construction, Inc.

http://premeauconstruction.com/about.htm 

1-906-932-4314

Start Date: May 
End Date: September

Project Title: Presque Isle Avenue Reconstruction 

(College Avenue to Fair Avenue) 

Roundabout Location 

(Intersection of Presque Isle Avenue and Fair Avenue)

Project Engineer: Keith Whittington

Inspector: Dan Salmon

Drawings: Drawing 1 

Contractor: Contractor: Hebert Construction Company

107 4th Avenue Iron River, MI 49935

http://www.hebertconstructionco.com/

1-906-265-5157

Start Date: June
End Date: November

Project Title: Fair Avenue Reconstruction 

(McClellan Avenue to City Limits)

Project Engineer: Jim Compton

Inspector:Jim Compton

Drawings: Drawing 1

Contractor: Smith Paving Inc

4090 US41 W. Marquette, MI 49855

http://smithpaving-mi.com/

1-906-228-7285

Start Date: June 
End Date: November

Project Title: SIMP & Sanitary Sewer Lateral Replacements

(Throughout City Limits)

Project Engineer: Mikael Kilpela

Inspector: Jared Kangas

Drawings:Drawing 1

Contractor: 

Oberstar Excavating

1900 Industrial Parkway

Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: 906-226-6799

www.oberstarinc.com

Start Date: July 
End Date: October

Project Title: Gravel Street Upgrades

(Jefferson Street, Hancock Street, Sherman Street)

Project Engineer: Keith Whittington

Inspector: Jared Kangas 

Drawings:

Contractor:

Oberstar Excavating

1900 Industrial Parkway

Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: 906-226-6799

www.oberstarinc.com

Start Date: July 
End Date: October

Project Title: Traffic Signal Upgrade 

(Front Street / Spring Street)

Project Engineer: Keith Whittington 

Drawings: N/A

Contractor: N/A

Project Title: Traffic Markings Line Painting

(Throughout City Limits)

Project Engineer: Keith Whittington

Inspector: Dan Salmon

Drawings: N/A

Contractor: N/A

Start Date: July 
End Date: September

Project Title: Sanitary and Storm Sewer Cleaning and Televising Contract

(Throughout City Limits)

Project Engineer: Keith Whittington

Drawings: Drawing 1

Contractor: 

UP Rubber Co

2101 North 19th Street Building B Escanaba, MI 49829

http://www.uprubber.com/

1-906-786-0460

Start Date: Early Spring 
End Date: Late Fall

Project Title: US41 Wetlands Mitigation 

(Presque Isle Bog Area)

Project Engineer: Keith Whittington

Inspector: Jim Compton

Drawings: Drawing 1, Drawing 2

Contractor: BACCO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

PO Box 458 (mailing address)

N3676 North US-2

Iron Mountain, Michigan 49801

Phone: 906-774-2616

Fax: 906-774-1160

Start Date: June 
End Date: September

Project Title: Sanitary and Storm Sewer Cleaning and Televising Contract

Project Engineer: Keith Whittington 

Drawings: Drawing 1

Contractor:

UP Rubber Co

2101 North 19th Street Building B Escanaba, MI 49829

http://www.uprubber.com/

1-906-786-0460

Start Date: Late May 
End Date: Summer 2017

Contact

Office

906-228-0440

Address

1100 Wright St. Marquette, MI 49855