Bridge Replacement: 96th Ave. over Black River, Zeeland Twp.

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Bridge replacement project to close 96th Avenue in Zeeland Twp. beginning April 10

WHEN: Beginning April 10, 2023

WHERE: 96th Ave., Over Black River, Zeeland Twp.

WHY: Bridge Replacement

BACKGROUND: The Ottawa County Road Commission will begin a bridge replacement project on 96th Avenue over the Black River in Zeeland Township beginning the week of Monday, April 10, 2023.

Work on the project, located on 96th Ave. between Adams St. and Ottogan St., will consist of the removal of the existing structure, installation of steel foundation piling, construction of the bridge substructure units, construction of the bridge superstructure, construction of roadway’s approaches to the bridge at both ends, placement of the new asphalt surface on both approaches, installation of guardrailing, and painting and placing the permanent pavement markings on the new asphalt surface.

The estimated project completion date is on or before Nov. 10, 2023. Work will take place in many stages and will take some time to complete. Inclement weather may also be a factor contributing to the project completion timeline.

TRAFFIC IMPACT: As a result of the work, 96th Ave. will be closed between Adams St. and Ottogan St. A detour will consist of Ottogan St., Country Club Dr., and Adams St.