Street resurfacing, regraveling projects approved

Alex Doty • Feb 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM

GRAND HAVEN TWP. — More than $484,000 worth of road maintenance projects will be heading to Grand Haven Township later this year.

The Township Board on Monday night approved both the subdivision street resurfacing and gravel street resurfacing projects for 2018.

The township’s 2018 budget contains $342,750 for subdivision street resurfacing work, which will take place on about 1.65 miles of road.

“Every year, we supplement the (Ottawa County) Road Commission work in the township by paying for resurfacing work on subdivision streets,” Township Manager Bill Cargo said.

Township officials say that all of the proposed resurfacing being done on streets is with a Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating of 4 or less on a 10-point scale.

Roads to be resurfaced this year include:

— Birdsong Lane: River Trail to 148th Avenue: $31,850

— Riverside Trail: Waterview Trail east to cul-de-sac: $45,000

— Waterview Trail: Riverside Trail to Woodside Trail: $25,580

— Woodside Trail: Waterview Trail to 148th Avenue: $35,220

— Hidden Creek Drive: Ferris Street to Hidden Creek Court: $86,300

— Sandy Woods Drive: Buchanan Street to cul-de-sac: $53,830

— Chickory Drive: Buchanan Street south to cul-de-sac: $52,350

— Juniper Hills Court: Garnsey Drive south to cul-de-sac: $38,120

According to Cargo, there are about 40 miles of subdivision streets in the township. Since 1987, the Road Commission has delegated 100 percent of the costs associated with subdivision resurfacing to the county’s townships.

Grand Haven Township will also regravel about 5.8 miles of roads in 2018. The township’s 2018 budget appropriated $100,000 for that work.

The estimated cost of the regraveling project is $232,000, with the Road Commission and township each contributing $116,000.

“I am glad the Road Commission is putting more money for this,” Cargo said.

Roads to be regraveled in 2018 include:

— Buchanan Street: 160th Avenue to 144th Avenue

— 56th Avenue: Buchanan Street to M-45

— Winans Street: 152nd Avenue to 144th Avenue

— 158th Avenue: M-45 to U.S. 31

— 168th Avenue: Pierce Street to Fillmore Street

— 168th Avenue: M-45 to Rich Street

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