Spring Lake boardwalk to reopen at the end of the week

Marie Havenga • Jul 10, 2018 at 7:09 PM

SPRING LAKE — Beware the boardwalk between the Holiday Inn and Old Boys' Brewhouse along the Grand River in Spring Lake.

The area will be closed through the end of the week for repairs.

“The fence company has assured us it's a very quick and routine replacement,” said Village Manager Chris Burns. “They're replacing about 50 boards and all the fencing. It should be a fairly straightforward job.”

No detour is available, but Burns cautions people to stay away from the area.

“Really, there's no safe alternative,” she said. “We're removing boards and there are going to be gaps.”

Gaps make for very unfriendly terrain for bike tires and foot traffic.

The estimated cost of the project is $60,000. It will be paid for through the village’s Downtown Development Association and general funds.

“It's going to be great when it's done,” Burns said. “Obviously, it's in need of some love.”

Burns said work is also planned for upgrading benches and trash cans along the boardwalk.

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