Making tracks

Alex Doty • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:48 PM

The project, from Waverly Avenue south to Robbins Road, began a couple of weeks ago. It is expected to continue throughout the summer.

The city received a $500,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation to offset costs associated with the street reconstruction. The city is responsible for the balance, estimated at $191,200.

The project also involves the installation of new water, sewer and storm drain lines beneath the street. The city is responsible for 100 percent of the costs related to utilities, which are currently estimated to total about $800,000.

The general contractor is Milbocker & Sons Inc. of Allegan.

City Project Manager Julie Beaton said water was shut off for 4-8 hours Friday for homes and businesses between the north side of Robbins Road and the south side of the Eaton Drive intersection.

The intersection of Eaton and Beechtree will be down to one lane beginning Tuesday, Beaton said. Traffic exiting Eaton onto Beechtree will be directed south to Robbins Road.

“The best way to enter Eaton (and) Beechtree may change daily — from the north or from the south,” she said. “Fortunately, this inconvenience will only be until July 3.”

The water shutoff for this phase of the project is scheduled for Thursday, June 27.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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