Central Avenue

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Central Ave  Construction Update 11-9-15 -
A base layer of asphalt was done on Nov. 9th on 19th Street between College & Columbia.
Weather permitting, finish coat of asphalt will be done on or around Nov. 11th on Central between 16th & 19th as well as 19th Street east of Central.
Final restoration work should be done by November 15th.
Residents may park on-street or use Evergreen Commons  parking lot on the southside of 20th Street when their driveway access is limited.

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. 
Phase I -  Central Ave starting just north of 7th Street and north to the Macatawa River north of 3rd Street.  
                   Phase 1 tentative start date last week of March with completion in mid-May.
Phase 2 - Central Ave from 6th to 9th Street.
                    Phase 2 tentative start date mid-May to mid-June.
Phase 3 -  Central Ave from 9th to 16th Street, including 13th Street from River to Central Avenues.
                    Phase 3 tentative start date mid-June to early August.
Phase 4 -  Central Ave from 16th Street to State Street including 19th Street from Central to Columbia Avenues and 20th Street from State to Central.
                     Phase 4 tentative start date August 25th to mid-October.
*Dates are subject to change due to scope of work, weather, or other circumstances.

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, Mr. Kelly Green 616.292.6293
Contractor is Kamminga & Roodvoets (K & R), 616.949.0800
24-hour Contractor Contacts - Mark Roodvoets, 616.437.0911
Water/Wastewater Concerns, Kevin @ BPW, 616.355.1643
Garbage Questions?, Mary Ann, Solid Waste Coord., 616.355.1330
All other emergencies please call 911.