Bricks going in ... for the third time

Workers have shut down the base of Washington Avenue as workers rip out and reinstall brick pavers at the intersection of Harvor Drive.
Cheryl Welch
May 15, 2013

 

The work has been going on all week, and is expected to wrap up next week.

The pedestrian crosswalks have given the city fits ever since they were installed a few years ago. Crews removed the bricks and bedding sand beneath them in November 2012 and replaced them then.

The fix didn't hold over the winter. The bricks once again dipped, making for a bumpy ride for motorists.

 

 

Comments

msugal

I would hope our taxes aren't being used to continually reset these bricks. Having to be redone twice, it's apparent they were done incorrectly from the start & the company who originally did the work should be eating the cost of fixing it, NOT the people of Grand Haven.

gordbzz231

exactly what i was thinking and is there some kind of warranty on the heated sidewalks downtown ?

newspaperlawyer

I'm betting that the city has money into this project. I thought last fall they said they had to put some money in to repair then.

MR. WILLIAMS

It appears to be a money pit. Gee, what a surprise, especially after all of the extensive and detailed years of planning that went into this project right from the beginning. It will be interesting to see who gets pointed to in the end for the final blame.

Lakeshorelookout

Here is an Idea.... If it did not work the first and second time then its time to think up a new plan... Yeah easy for me to say and harder for it to be done however if we can continue to waste money on replacing the bricks year after year they should be able to think up another plan to ensure it does not happen again....Its like the sink hole that happened year after year on the board walk below Snug.

ANY IDEAS?

 

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