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Central Avenue

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This project will be constructed during the 2015 construction season.

This is a City of Holland and Board of Public Works project that will include limited watermain, sanitary sewer, snowmelt and storm sewer work, ADA sidewalk ramps and reconstruction of 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 3rd St to State Street; 19th St from Central to Columbia Avenues and 13th St from Central to River Avenues.

Phases -
Construction will be done in Four Phases to minimize disruption to residents and businesses.  Dates have not been set yet.
Phase I -  Starting at 6th Street and north to the Macatawa River north of 3rd Street.
Phase 2 -   
Phase 3 -
Phase 4 -
Dates are subject to change due to scope of work, weather, or other circumstances.

Bids for this work will be opened at the end of January.  Contractor will be announced at that time.

Start Date - Approximately March, 2015

Completion Date - October 31, 2015

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, Kevin @ BPW, 616.355.1643
Garbage Questions?, Mary Ann, Solid Waste Coord., 616.355.1330
All other emergencies please call 911.