GHT eyes $2M for project

Work is set to begin soon on the township’s Downtown Development Authority project on 172nd Avenue and a portion of Johnson Street.
Alex Doty
Jul 31, 2014


Workers began mobilization of the $2 million project this week.

"The DDA project will have two distinct segments — the 168th/Johnson intersection, which must be completed by Aug. 29 so as not to impact (Grand Haven school) bus transports,” Township Manager Bill Cargo said, “and the remaining portion, which must be completed by Oct. 31 to ensure the (asphalt) plants are still open.”

The project includes complete reconstruction of the street surface, installation of stormwater curb and gutter systems, and other improvements. A new water main will also be installed beneath the roadway, as the township plans to replace 4,300 feet of 12-inch, cast-iron pipe.

Township officials said early on in the process that the overall scope of work would be similar to what the City of Grand Haven did for recent improvements along Beechtree Street.

Cargo said the schedule for the first segment — the 168th/Johnson intersection — is as follows:

— Mobilization: this week through Aug. 4
— Removals: Aug. 5-6
— Storm sewer work: Aug. 7-13
— Earth work and grading: Aug. 14-18
— Concrete work: Aug. 19-21
— New aggregate base: Aug. 22-26
— Asphalt paving with markings: Aug. 27-29

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168th and Johnson, ok, that s between Ferris and Sleeper, i didn't know they call that a town, downtown development, wow


Who would ever set up a detour taking you on to US 31 during Coast Guard Week???? I understand timing for the High School but waiting until Monday after might have been a better idea.


Hey teach, i think the August 4th is after Coast Gaurd


The detour went in place on the 29th of July


Yea, i think they do that sometimes in advance to get people the the idea there is going to be work done and be prepared, i see your point thou !!!


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