The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to spend $190,000 next spring to repair the bridge over U.S. 31.
In an effort to cut construction costs by combining projects, Ferrysburg City Council decided to proceed with a $250,000 refurbishing of the city-owned bridge on Ridge that goes over the railroad tracks, according to City Manager Craig Bessinger.
Bessinger said the city will be using the same design firm and contractor as MDOT, and follow the same construction timeline. He said the strategy should help reduce construction costs and inconvenience for motorists that would happen if the projects were done at different times.
The city's portion will be paid for by a $210,000 grant and $12,600 in city funds. The city will also pay about $34,000 in engineering costs.
Council also decided it would be wise to spend another $125,000 for an additional 1,700 feet of repaving the entire length of Lane Avenue, Ridge Avenue from the bridge to City Hall, and Ridge Avenue from the bridge to Pine Street.
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