Cottonwood Drive Reconstruction

Check below for updates about the Cottonwood Drive reconstruction.

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Cottonwood Drive Update: Nov. 15

Reconstruction in Georgetown Township continues to progress. Crews were on site to begin the process of installing new concrete curb and gutter along the east side of the widened road. Work that needs to be completed next includes paving, working on east side driveways, marking pavement, completing sidewalk installation and performing site restoration. Much of the remaining work is weather-dependent, so no exact date yet for completion.

REMINDER: Cottonwood Drive is closed at Village Lane to to aid in the completion of the Cottonwood Drive reconstruction project.

Those living north of Village Lane are asked to access Cottonwood Drive via Bauer Road, while those living south of Village Lane are asked to access Cottonwood via Baldwin.

Cottonwood Drive Update: Nov. 9

The snow may be flying here in West Michigan, but outside, work continues on the Cottonwood Drive reconstruction project.

Contractors are nearing the end of the widening phase of the project and installing new drainage structures along the eastern side of the road.

The next phase of the widening portion of the project will involve placing new concrete curb along the east side of the road, which should tentatively begin on Monday.

On the west side of the road, work this week finished up on installing driveway approaches and sidewalk, with some final sidewalk work to be done down the road, and crews also did some work in some intersections with paving another course of asphalt.

Once crews get the curb installed on the east side of Cottonwood, they can begin paving the east side of the road.

That said, weather remains the X-factor, and could cause schedules to change.

REMINDER: Cottonwood Drive is closed at Village Lane to to aid in the completion of the Cottonwood Drive reconstruction project.

Those living north of Village Lane are asked to access Cottonwood Drive via Bauer Road, while those living south of Village Lane are asked to access Cottonwood via Baldwin.

Cottonwood Drive Update: Oct. 31

Contractors continue to make headway on the easterly side of Cottonwood Drive following paving of base and leveling courses of asphalt on the westerly side of the road last week.

With the old road surface removed, contractors continue to install storm water catch basins along the eastern side of Cottonwood Drive. The goal is to complete the installation of the catch basins by the end of this week.

If crews are able to get the storm water catch basins installed this week, work will begin over the next two weeks to install new concrete curb and gutter, and segments of sidewalk on the east side of Cottonwood.

On the west side of Cottonwood, work continues on concrete driveway and sidewalk installation. Watch for lane closures as crews pour new concrete surfaces.

Over the next two weeks, also anticipate crews to come out and complete the leveling course of asphalt in the intersections along the westerly side of Cottonwood.

Please be reminded that Cottonwood Drive remains closed to thru traffic for the duration of the reconstruction project. The detour route for the project is Baldwin Street to 20th Avenue to Bauer Road to 24th Avenue to Fillmore Street.

Cottonwood Drive Update: Oct. 23

Contractors have paved a base course of asphalt on the westerly side of Cottonwood Drive from Baldwin Street up to just north of Elmwood, and crews are expected to be back out to base the rest of the westerly side of the road by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, crews are beginning the process of pulverizing the eastern side of the road for widening/repaving.

Please follow all posted detour/any lane shifts, and remember that Cottonwood Drive remains closed to thru traffic.

Cottonwood Drive Update: Oct. 22

Please take note that paving crews will be on site at Cottonwood Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, to begin paving the base course of asphalt on the westerly lanes of Cottonwood, from Baldwin to Bauer roads.

Crews were on site today grading the road in advance of paving.

During the paving process, we would ask that you be patient as pavers work their way down the westerly side of Cottonwood. There may be times when access to driveways and intersections is limited. If this occurs, motorists will be asked to wait to travel the lanes until pavement cools, or park and walk to their destination until the road is in a driveable condition.

Work crews will try to maintain traffic flow as much as possible Tuesday through the construction zone for those who live and work along Cottonwood.

As a reminder, Cottonwood is still closed to thru traffic. Please follow all posted detour routes.

The detour route for the project is Baldwin Street to 20th Avenue to Bauer Road to 24th Avenue to Fillmore Street.

 

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