Construction project on Harbor Drive continues to move along

A 0.7-mile construction project on Harbor Drive from Y Drive to Prospect Street is making progress, officials said.
Alex Doty
Oct 12, 2011

“I would say they’re close to being on schedule right now,” said Kevin Kietzman — a civil engineer with the Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber engineering firm, which overseeing the project.

Kietzman said the bulk of the project includes a new raw water intake main from the state park to offer redundancy to the Northwest Ottawa Water Treatment plant; as well as new drinking water lines, new sanitary and storm sewer lines, and repairs to some existing sanitary sewer lines.

Grand Haven Department of Public Works Project Manager Julie Beaton added that the Grand Haven Board of Light & Power will also be doing some upgrades during the project.

Crews are also going to install new curb and gutter, sidewalk, driveway approaches, and road surface.

There will also be a new pedestrian crossing installed between the Boardwalk Condominiums and Butch’s Beach Burritos. According to Beaton, people currently walk across the street wherever they want in order to get to the state park or trolley, and the crosswalk will provide a safe, defined place to cross.

Beaton also said the Harbor Drive Harbor Transit bus loop will be closed and a pull-off area will be constructed for the service.

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