OCRC Weekly Construction Update: May 1, 2020

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Weekly Construction Update: May 1, 2020

OCRC Construction Update

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

You can view a list of all of our construction projects for the season, see our interactive road work map and check current closures at our website.

Resurfacing work begins May 4 on Lakewood Blvd., Holland Twp.

Lakewood Blvd. resurfacing notice

WHEN:  Beginning Monday, May 4, 2020

WHERE: Lakewood Blvd. between 120th Ave. and 112th Ave., Holland Twp.

WHY: Road Resurfacing

BACKGROUND: On Monday, May 4, 2020, the Ottawa County Road Commission will begin a road resurfacing project on Lakewood Blvd. between 120th Ave. and 112th Ave. in Holland Township.

The road will not be closed to thru traffic, but expect temporary lane closures utilizing flag control.

The road resurfacing project is expected to last until May 22, however all dates are subject to change.

Road Resurfacing:

Township: Road: Segment: Start & Est. Finish:
Holland Lakewood Blvd. 112th Ave. to 120th Ave. May 4-22

Subdivision Resurfacing:

Township: Estimated Start:
Jamestown May 4
Georgetown May 11

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

Drive safe, stay alert in work zones!

OCRC 2020 Work Zone Safety Poster Contest Winner

Kudos to Jenison Christian student Campbell F., who had the top poster in our first-ever contest, as determined by our Communications Administrator.

Look for this art to appear in construction updates & social media posts this construction season.

Young artists were tasked with designing a roadside sign that emphasizes one or all of the work zone safety tips:

  • Stay Focused/Avoid Distractions.
    • Avoid distractions like using a phone, eating or adjusting dashboard controls like the radio.
  • Obey Flaggers and Work Zone Signs.
    • Flaggers are people who help direct traffic safely through work zones. It is important that motorists obey directions given by flaggers and any temporary traffic control signs or devices. These help to define a safe path through the work zones.
  • Slow Down, Move Over.
    • Workers are often just feet away from motorists. That’s why Michigan’s “Move Over” law requires drivers to move over one lane when an emergency or road agency vehicle is on the side of the road with its lights flashing. If it is not possible to move into another lane due to traffic, weather, or road conditions, the motorist should slow down and pass with caution.

Be sure you heed all the recommendations for driving safe within construction zones this road work season to ensure the safety of our workers and all motorists.