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Central Avenue

City of Holland Michigan Official Website

(Site last updated 03-17-14)

No time frame has been chosen for this project.  Work may be done in 2015, but possibly not until 2016.

Central Avenue Construction from 7th Street to State Street; 19th Street from Central to College Avenues.

This is a City of Holland and Board of Public Works project to update underground utilities, replace curb & gutter and repave the roadway.

Historical Fun Fact - Central Avenue currently has what we called Zuidema curbs.  They are called that since they were constructed in the 1920's when the City Engineer was Jacob Zuidema.  Prior to the 1920's Central Avenue was a narrow 20 feet wide.  In order to widen the road, the existing curb head was cut off and an additional 4-5 feet of cement gutter pan was added.  An economical solution at the time!

Construction Limits -
Central Ave from 7th St to State St and 19th St from Central to College Avenues.

Phases -
Construction will be done in Three Phases to minimize disruption to residents and businesses. 
Phase I -   10th to 16th Streets; 
Phase II -  16th to State St and 19th St between Central & College Ave;
Phase III - 7th to 9th Streets;
Dates are subject to change due to scope of work, weather, or other circumstances.

Start Date -
After Tulip Time 201??

Completion Date -
Fall 20??

Detour Routes -
No through traffic will be allowed. Motorists must follow the posted detour.
Central Avenue Residents and Merchants will generally be able to access their property with the exception of when excavation, concrete or asphalt work is being performed directly in front of their property.

Contact Information -
Roadway, Storm Water, Footings/Dump Drain,
Sidewalk & Tree concerns, Ben, City Eng. Asst. 616.928.2427
On-Site Inspector, 
Contractor to be determined, 
24-hour Contractor Contacts 
Water/Wastewater Concerns, Joe @ BPW, 616.355.1643
Garbage Questions?, Mary Ann, Solid Waste Coord., 616.355.1330
All other emergencies please call 911.