Twp. approves $214K for roads

More roads will be improved in the township this summer and fall.
Alex Doty
May 13, 2014

The Grand Haven Township Board on Monday unanimously approved about $214,000 worth of work that includes paving and gravel surface projects on several roads.

The work joins more than $460,000 already scheduled for the township this year, including road paving and dust control.

“They added $74,000 for Sleeper Street, which is a major street — and $144,000 for three, almost four miles of new gravel resurfacing,” Township Manager Bill Cargo said.

The township already had several contracts approved for street maintenance in 2014. The latest approved work brings the total amount budgeted for roads in 2014 to $679,069.

“There was a lot of subdivision streets (in the initial projects),” Cargo said.

The township budgeted $565,350 for street maintenance in 2014. And combined with money left over from last year’s street projects, Cargo noted that there was enough to do additional work this year.

Streets that will get a new gravel surface include: 168th Avenue from Fillmore Street to Lake Michigan Drive; 152nd Avenue from the end of pavement to where it dead ends; Warner Street from U.S. 31 to 160th Avenue; and Park Court from Mercury Drive to the end. In total, 3.94 miles of roadway will get resurfaced with new gravel.

With the Sleeper Street project, township officials say work will involve repaving 0.7 mile of the road from 168th Avenue east to where it ends.

To read the whole story, see today’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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