OCRC Weekly Construction Update: May 29, 2020

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Weekly Construction Update: May 29, 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.

Riley St. to close between 8th, 16th Aves.

Riley Street Closure, 8th to 16th Aves.

WHAT: Road Closure

WHERE: Riley Street

SEGMENT: 8th Ave. to 16th Ave.

TOWNSHIP: Jamestown

START DATE: Monday, June 1, 2020


PROJECT DETAILS: The Ottawa County Road Commission will be replacing cross tiles on Riley Street between 8th Avenue and 16th Avenue in Jamestown Township beginning Monday, June 1, 2020. As a result, the road will be closed to through traffic. The project is estimated to be completed by Friday, June 12, but all dates are tentative and subject to change due to weather conditions.

DETOUR: The traffic detour route will consist of 16th Ave./Byron Rd./8th Ave.

Lane Closures: 68th Ave. between Leonard Rd., Osborn St., June 1

68th Avenue lane closures

A temporary lane closure is planned starting at 8 a.m. Monday, July 1, on 68th Avenue over the Grand River, south of Leonard Rd.

Contractors plan to temporarily close lanes of 68th Avenue while contractors involved in the upcoming 68th Avenue bridge project put barges in the water.

Traffic on 68th Avenue will be maintained in both directions using temporary flag control, so expect delays.

This work is being done in advance of a bridge project slated to start on June 8 and last through July 31, and will result in the total closure of 68th Avenue over the Grand River between Leonard Rd. and Osborn St.

2020 cape seal surfacing program underway

The OCRC has contracted with Strawser Construction to do cape seal treatment on roads in Polkton, Tallmadge and Wright townships over the next month.

The contractor’s initial tentative schedule for the chip seal portion of the project, weather permitting, is:

Friday, May 29: Wilson St., from 80th Ave. to 48th Ave.
Saturday, May 30: 56th Ave., from Cleveland St. to Wilson St.
Sunday, May 31: 24th Ave., from Cleveland St. to Wilson St.
Monday, June 1: 8th Ave., from M-45 to M-11

The schedule for the remainder of the streets is to-be-determined.

To view all streets scheduled for cape seal this season, visit www.ottawacorc.com/road-work/construction-projects/.

Road Closures:

Township: Road: Segment: Work:
Start & Est. Finish:
Allendale Lincoln St. 60th-68th Ave. Water Main May 11-June 8
Tallmadge Luce/Linden St. M-45-20th Ave. Bank Erosion Repair May 18-June 12
Blendon Port Sheldon St. 72nd-48th Ave. Sanitary Sewer May 26-June 26
Jamestown Riley St. 8th-16th Ave. Cross Tile June 1-12

Subdivision Resurfacing:

Township: Est. Finish:
Jamestown June 5
Georgetown July 3
Zeeland June 13

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

Upcoming Road Work:

Project: Est. Start:
Allendale Twp. Subdivisions June 8
68th Ave. Bridge Rehab June 8
Chester Twp. Subdivisions June 22
2020 Chip Seal Program June 8

Please note that all dates are tentative and subject to change.

Drive safe, stay alert in work zones!

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