City builds wall plan

Alex Doty • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:53 PM

“Many things are falling into place, which is wonderful,” Grand Haven Project Manager Julie Beaton said. “We believe that we have a very solid plan.”

City officials have spent the past few months perfecting their plans to replace the retaining wall along Lake Avenue, across from the Highland Park Association neighborhood.

The estimated cost of the project is $530,000, with funding coming from the city’s 2008 infrastructure bond proposal.

“We anticipate that we will be starting construction right after Labor Day,” Beaton said.

The plan is to have the project finished before the asphalt plants close for the winter.

Chris Bosserd of the Wade Trim engineering firm said the plan involves slightly changing the location of the existing wall.

“The plan we had discussed about moving the wall back 2 feet, we are going to do that,” he said.

The entire wall on the north side of Lake Avenue will be replaced with a new retaining wall. The new wall will be located north of the existing wall, and entirely within the right of way of the road.

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