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New road for GHHS?

Mark Brooky • Sep 26, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Jennifer of Grand Haven asked, “I see a road started but closed off at the high school (GHHS) that runs along the front of the stadium on the east side. It is currently blocked off with gates. Is this the start of the road I thought was to be built as part of the 2014 tax bond?”

Jen continued: “There was discussion at the time that a road would come out to Rosy Mound to ease traffic congestion problems at the high school due to only access from only one direction. Is this not the case, or did this get postponed?”

Answer:

What you see is indeed part of the $9.5 million bond that Grand Haven school district voters approved two years ago.

Superintendent Andy Ingall said the new road has been established to improve traffic flow at Grand Haven High school.

The so-called "service drive" is located on the east side of the school campus and runs parallel to the railroad tracks to the northern border of the property. From there, the road turns left (west) and leads to a new parking lot at the school’s baseball/softball complex, where there are now approximately 50 parking spots.

“This section of road, paid for with 2014 bond proceeds, is phase 1 of what could be a full road extending north to Rosy Mound Drive in the future,” Ingall said. “The Grand Haven Area Public Schools does not own the property between the end of the new road and Rosy Mound Drive. We have been in conversation with the property owner regarding an extension of the drive and are hopeful that we will be able to complete this project in the future."

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