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Which city roads will be resurfaced next?

Dylan Goetz • Aug 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Grand Haven City Council discussed a Department of Public Works request to resurface city streets over the next five years at last week’s meeting.

The DPW presented a list of streets within the city limits that need to be resurfaced and repaired.

The top priority projects are: Hayes Street from 168th Avenue to Industrial Drive; Howard Avenue from Butler Street to Fourth Street; Sherman Avenue from Butler to Howard; Doris Court from Doris Avenue to the dead end; and Woodlawn Avenue from Beacon Boulevard to DeSpelder Street.

The most expensive resurfacing out of the five is the 4,100 feet of pavement that needs to be resurfaced on Hayes.

The estimated street resurfacing costs total about $2.1 million.

Because there are more infrastructure needs than available funding, the DPW came up with a list “that could be used as a guide to the long-range street resurfacing program with an anticipated $450,000 annual budget,” according to the memorandum.

“Some of these streets deteriorate faster than others,” Public Works Director Derek Gajdos said.

Gajdos explained to the council that this list would be a “living document” since other streets could become a higher priority over the five-year period.

“We are not in an ideal situation with our funding,” he noted.

Some council members recommended other roads that should be added to the list, and to make sure that roads that should be reconstructed are not resurfaced.

The Aug. 6 presentation was done to make sure the council was aware of the streets that will be included in the contract documents next month, City Manager Pat McGinnis said.

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