Weekly Construction Update: July 16, 2021

Read below to find out all about our current and upcoming construction projects, and road closures.Construction Update

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68th Ave. resurfacing between M-45, Grand River begins Monday, July 19

WHEN: July 19-Aug. 6, 2021 (est.)

WHERE: 68th Ave., between M-45 and the Grand River, Allendale Twp.

WHY: Road Resurfacing

BACKGROUND: The Ottawa County Road Commission will be resurfacing 68th Avenue, between M-45 and the Grand River in Allendale Township, beginning Monday, July 19, 2021.

In early 2020, the Michigan Department of Transportation awarded a state Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF) Category F grant of $375,000 to the OCRC to help fund the $722,044 improvement to 68th Ave. from M-45 to the Grand River.

The route is a heavily used north-south commercial route between M-45 and I-96, and includes one of only four crossings over the Grand River between Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan, and serves as an emergency route for U.S. 31 and M-231.

Enacted in 1987 and reauthorized in 1993, the TEDF helps finance highway, road and street projects that are critical to the movement of people and products, as well as getting workers to their jobs, materials to growers and manufacturers, and finished goods to consumers.

TEDF “Category F” or “Urban Areas in Rural Counties” grants provide state funding for public roadway improvements that create system continuity with the secondary all-season road system. Category F grants provide funding for projects that include improving access to the state all-season system or improving safety and all-season capabilities on routes having high commercial traffic. Eligible road agencies include county road commissions, cities and villages.

It is expected that the project will take several weeks to complete. Please note that all dates are tentative and work is weather dependent.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: The road will remain open during the resurfacing project utilizing temporary lane closure under flag control. Please give yourself extra time when heading out in order to avoid any delays.


104th Ave. resurfacing to begin July 19 in Robinson Twp.

WHEN: July 19-Sept. 24, 2021 (est.)

WHERE: 104th Ave., between M-45 and N. Cedar Dr., Robinson Twp.

WHY: Road Resurfacing

BACKGROUND: The Ottawa County Road Commission will begin work on a resurfacing project along 104th Avenue, between M-45 and N. Cedar Dr. in Robinson Township, beginning Monday, July 19, 2021.

It is expected that the project will take several weeks to complete. Please note that all dates are tentative and work is weather dependent.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: The road will remain open during the resurfacing project utilizing temporary lane closure under flag control. Please give yourself extra time when heading out in order to avoid any delays.


CSX planning crossing repairs on Lakewood Blvd. E. of 120th Ave. in Holland Twp.

The Ottawa County Road Commission has been notified that CSX Railroad is scheduled to reconstruct their railroad grade crossing on Lakewood Boulevard east of 120th Avenue in Holland Township.

Lakewood Boulevard will be completely closed off to traffic at the crossing starting Monday, July 19, 2021, and is expected to be closed for several days.

A signed detour for Lakewood Boulevard shall follow 120th Avenue north to James Street then east to 112th Avenue then back south to Lakewood Boulevard.

Road Closures:

TOWNSHIPSTREETSEGMENTREASONRESPONSIBLE AUTHORITYEST. DURATION
Zeeland80th Ave.Felch St. to Chicago Dr.ReconstructionOCRCAug. 16-Oct. 22
Robinson136th Ave.Buchanan St. to Lincoln St.ReconstructionOCRCAug. 16-Oct. 29
Grand HavenFerris St.168th Ave. to 152nd Ave.SewerTownshipSept. 27-Nov. 12
Park144th Ave.Butternut Dr. to Riley St.Pipeline MaintenancePermitOct. 4-29
ZeelandQuincy St.76th Ave. to 80th Ave.CulvertOCRCOct. 21-23

Road Resurfacing:

TOWNSHIPSTREETSEGMENTEST. DURATION

Note: Resurfacing does not close the road. It will remain open to through traffic, with temporary lane closures.