Resurfacing of James St., from U.S. 31 to Chicago Dr., starts Aug. 27

OCRC Summer Hours: M-Th 7 AM-4:30 PM, Friday 7-11 AM

The Ottawa County Road Commission has scheduled road resurfacing along James Street, from U.S. 31 to Chicago Drive, later this month.

The project is scheduled to begin on Aug. 27, weather permitting, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 19.

New gravel shoulders will be placed along the roadway following the completion of the road resurfacing.

The road will not be closed, as the work will be done with lane closures and traffic control. The resurfacing will take place in several stages and may take some time to complete. Inclement weather will also be a factor in the timely completion of the project.

Your mail box may be moved and readjusted to a height as specified by the mail carrier.

If you have items within the road right-of-way that are near the existing roadway or sidewalk ramps such as irrigation or landscaping, please make arrangements to remove these items. You may flag the irrigation lines, sprinkler heads, or other items and the contractor may make an effort to avoid them. However, neither the contractor nor the road commission will be held responsible should any damage occur to these items within the road right-of-way.

If you have an existing concrete driveway and the existing roadway does not have a concrete or asphalt curb or gutter, then per the policy of the Ottawa County Road Commission your driveway approach will be replaced with asphalt. If the existing roadway has a concrete or asphalt curb or gutter, then your driveway will be replaced in kind.

Once the new asphalt surface has been placed, please avoid parking on the roadway and shoulder for at least a week. This will help minimize any possible damage to the new pavement.

If you should have any further questions or require additional information, contact our office at 616-842-5400.