Countywide Road Millage Projects

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2016-19 Road Millage Projects

The following list summarizes the projects that were completed with the first four years (2016-19) of the countywide road millage funds:

TOWNSHIPLOCATIONSCOPEMILLAGE AMOUNTYEAR
Allendale
68th Ave.
Fillmore St. to M-45
Resurface + 3' Shoulder & Extension of Turn Lanes$430,1332017
Blendon
Port Sheldon St.
96th Ave. to 72nd Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$230,7172016
Chester
Sehler St.
40th Ave. to 24th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$122,6392017
Crockery
Wilson St.
130th Ave. to 112th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$106,9282017
Georgetown
Baldwin St.
48th Ave. to 28th Ave.
Mill & Resurface$608,9342016

Cottonwood Dr.
Baldwin St. to Bauer Rd.
Reconstruct$1,294,0492018-19

36th Ave.
Port Sheldon St. to Fillmore St.
Resurface + 3' Shoulder$1,255,4252019

40th Ave.
Port Sheldon St. to Baldwin St.
Resurface + 2' Shoulder$432,8372019
Grand Haven
168th Ave.
Johnson St. to N. of Comstock St.
Resurface$447,3552016

168th Ave.
Ferris St. to Johnson St.
Reconstruction with GHT DDA Improvements$120,0002017

Lakeshore Dr.
Rosy Mound Dr. to City Limits
Mill & Resurface $323,4742018
Holland
Douglas Ave.
144th Ave. to River Ave.
Mill & Resurface$279,0932015

Riley St.
Butternut Dr. to 136th Ave.
Resurface + 3’ Shoulder$313,7032015

Quincy St.
136th Ave. to 120th Ave.
Resurface + 4’ Shoulder$757,9862017

James St.
US-31 to Chicago Dr.
Mill & Resurface$804,7152019
Jamestown
Ransom St.
8th Ave. to Kenowa St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$63,1282016

8th Ave.
Riley St. to Jackson St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$188,5962018

32nd Ave.
Byron Rd. to Quincy St.
Turn Lane & Resurfacing$648,8042019
Olive
Port Sheldon St.
120th Ave. to 96th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$230,5802016

120th Ave.
New Holland St. to Port Sheldon St.
Resurface + 3' Shoulder$550,3352019
Park
Butternut Dr.
Quincy St. to New Holland
Resurfacing $348,1912016

152nd Ave.
Lakewood Blvd. to Ottawa Beach Rd.
Resurfacing $164,6992017

Lakeshore Dr.
New Holland St. to Riley St.
Resurfacing + 4’ Shoulder$802,0342018
Polkton
State Rd.
80th Ave. to 72nd Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$82,6672016
Port Sheldon
Lakeshore Dr.
Croswell St. to Butternut Dr.
Resurfacing $349,2822017

Lakeshore Dr.
Croswell St. to Fillmore St.
Resurfacing$637,4682019
Robinson
120th Ave.
M-45 to Lincoln St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$105,4522017

Lincoln St.
M-231 to 112th Ave.
Resurface + 3' Shoulder$464,4522019
Spring Lake
168th Ave./Hemlock Dr.
Van Wagoner St. to West Spring Lake Rd.
Resurfacing + 3’ Shoulder $792,1892017

State Rd.
Fruitport Rd. to 144th Ave.
Resurface + 3' Shoulder$570,8802019
Tallmadge
Linden Dr.
M-45 to Leonard St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$105,4522017

Leonard St.
Linden Dr. to 24th Ave.
Resurface + 3' Shoulder$161,5562019
Wright
Arthur St.
32nd Ave. to Kenowa Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$80,0002017
Zeeland
Adams St.
96th Ave. to 88th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3’ Shoulder $267,0602016

Adams St.
64th Ave. to 48th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3’ Shoulder$581,7252017

$16,206,212 has been collected for the Road Commission from the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Countywide Road Millage. It is anticipated that approximately $4,450,000 will be collected from the 2019 winter taxes, which will be disbursed to the Road Commission in early 2020.

Countywide Road Millage Background

In November of 2014, the residents of Ottawa County passed a millage of ½ mil per year for ten years (2015-2024) for the purposes of providing a fund for the reconstruction, resurfacing, and preventative maintenance of roads in Ottawa County.

How are countywide road millage projects selected?
  • The focus for the countywide road millage funds will be on the primary road system. Primary roads are established by Public Act 51 and approved by the State Transportation Commission. They are typically selected according to their importance to the county. All of the primary roads are noted on the Ottawa County Road Map.
  • Millage funds will not be spent on administration or operating costs, or on routine maintenance activities such as snow removal, pothole filling, pavement marking, roadside mowing, tree removals, traffic road sign installation, etc.
  • Road millage funded projects will be selected utilizing the Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) process. A SIP is developed annually and implemented based on input and comments from local governmental officials and the general public.
  • Since 100% of the millage revenues generated within a township will only be spent on road improvements within that township, there will be some carryover balances for some townships in order to properly fund a proposed project in that township.

The first year of the road millage was added to the 2015 winter tax bills, so a majority of the revenue was not disbursed to the Road Commission until early 2016.