Countywide Road Millage Projects

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Countywide Road Millage Background

In November of 2014, the residents of Ottawa County passed a millage of ½ mil per year for ten years (2015-2024) for the purposes of providing a fund for the reconstruction, resurfacing, and preventative maintenance of roads in Ottawa County.

How are countywide road millage projects selected?
  • The focus for the countywide road millage funds will be on the primary road system. Primary roads are established by Public Act 51 and approved by the State Transportation Commission. They are typically selected according to their importance to the county. All of the primary roads are noted on the Ottawa County Road Map.
  • Millage funds will not be spent on administration or operating costs, or on routine maintenance activities such as snow removal, pothole filling, pavement marking, roadside mowing, tree removals, traffic road sign installation, etc.
  • Road millage funded projects will be selected utilizing the Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) process. A SIP is developed annually and implemented based on input and comments from local governmental officials and the general public.
  • Since 100% of the millage revenues generated within a township will only be spent on road improvements within that township, there will be some carryover balances for some townships in order to properly fund a proposed project in that township.

The first year of the road millage was added to the 2015 winter tax bills, so a majority of the revenue was not disbursed to the Road Commission until early 2016.

2016-22 Road Millage Projects

The following list summarizes the projects that have been completed to date with the countywide road millage funds:

68th Ave.
Fillmore St. to M-45
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder & Extension of Turn Lanes$430,133$727,1332017

68th Ave.
M-45 to Grand River
Port Sheldon St.
96th Ave. to 72nd Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$230,717$230,7172016

72nd Ave.
New Holland St. to Port Sheldon St.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$705,743$705,7432020
Sehler St.
40th Ave. to 24th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$122,639$122,6392017
Wilson St.
130th Ave. to 112th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$106,928$106,9282017

112th Ave.
Leonard Rd. to Cleveland St.

State Rd.
144th Ave. to 136th Ave.
Baldwin St.
48th Ave. to 28th Ave.

Cottonwood Dr.
Baldwin St. to Bauer Rd.

36th Ave.
Port Sheldon St. to Fillmore St.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$1,255,425$1,255,4252019

40th Ave.
Port Sheldon St. to Baldwin St.
Resurfacing + 2' Paved Shoulder$432,837$432,8372019

Port Sheldon St.
40th Ave. to 48th Ave.

Cottonwood Dr.
Bauer Rd. to Taylor St.
Reconstruct to 3 Lanes$1,541,000$1,891,0712021

Fillmore St./Cottonwood Dr.
Taylor St. to 48th Ave.
Resurfacing + Friction HMA & Culvert Replacements$1,616,536$3,391,5362022
Grand Haven
168th Ave.
Johnson St. to N. of Comstock St.

168th Ave.
Ferris St. to Johnson St.
Reconstruction with GHT DDA Improvements$120,0002017

Lakeshore Dr.
Rosy Mound Dr. to City Limits
Resurfacing $323,474$323,4742018

Lakeshore Dr.
Rosy Mound Dr. to Buchanan St.

Lakeshore Dr.
Fillmore St. to Buchanan St.
Douglas Ave.
144th Ave. to River Ave.

Riley St.
Butternut Dr. to 136th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3’ Paved Shoulder$313,703$313,7032015

Quincy St.
136th Ave. to 120th Ave.
Resurfacing + 4’ Paved Shoulder$757,986$757,9862017

James St.
US-31 to Chicago Dr.

Felch St.
U.S. 31 to 120th Ave.

Riley St.
136th Ave. to U.S. 31

Quincy St.
120th Ave. to 96th Ave.
Resurfacing + 4' Paved Shoulder$909,000$909,0002021

Lakewood Blvd.
144th Ave. to Butternut Dr.
Reconstruct to 3 Lanes/Resurfacing$1,488,950$1,888,9502022
Ransom St.
8th Ave. to Kenowa St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$63,128$63,1282016

8th Ave.
Riley St. to Jackson St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$188,596$188,5962018

32nd Ave.
Byron Rd. to Quincy St.
Turn Lane & Resurfacing$648,804$1,473,0542019

Riley St.
24th Ave. to 8th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$733,139$1,204,6922020
Port Sheldon St.
120th Ave. to 96th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$230,580$230,5802016

120th Ave.
New Holland St. to Port Sheldon St.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$550,335$812,3352019
Butternut Dr.
Quincy St. to New Holland
Resurfacing $348,191$348,1912016

152nd Ave.
Lakewood Blvd. to Ottawa Beach Rd.
Resurfacing $164,699$164,6992017

Lakeshore Dr.
New Holland St. to Riley St.
Resurfacing + 4’ Paved Shoulder$802,034$802,0342018

Lakeshore Dr.
New Holland St. to Riley St.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$802,034$802,0342020

Lakeshore Dr.
168th Ave. to Lakewood Blvd.
Resurfacing + 4' Paved Shoulder$803,400$803,4002021

Lakewood Blvd.
144th Ave. to Lakeshore Dr.
Resurfacing + 4' Paved Shoulder$983,827$1,850,0332022
State Rd.
80th Ave. to 72nd Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$82,667$82,6672016

56th Ave.
Cleveland St. to Wilson St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$188,807$188,8072020
Port Sheldon
Lakeshore Dr.
Croswell St. to Butternut Dr.
Resurfacing $349,282$349,2822017

Lakeshore Dr.
Croswell St. to Fillmore St.

Croswell St.
Lakeshore Dr. to U.S. 31
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$336,840$1,086,8402021
120th Ave.
M-45 to Lincoln St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$105,452$105,4522017

Lincoln St.
M-231 to 112th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$464,452$464,4522019

112th Ave./Osborn St.
Lincoln St. to 104th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$419,844$419,8442022
Spring Lake
168th Ave./Hemlock Dr.
Van Wagoner St. to West Spring Lake Rd.
Resurfacing + 3’ Paved Shoulder $792,189$792,1892017

State Rd.
Fruitport Rd. to 144th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$570,880$570,8802019

148th Ave.
Leonard St. to Fruitport Rd.
Resurfacing + 2' Paved Shoulder$800,000$1,494,8832020

Hickory St./Palm Dr.
174th Ave. to County Line
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$217,081$978,4432022
Linden Dr.
M-45 to Leonard St.
Cape Seal Surfacing$105,452$105,4522017

Leonard St.
Linden Dr. to 24th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$161,556$508,5562019

Leonard St.
48th Ave. to Linden Dr.
Resurfacing + 3' Paved Shoulder$547,146$547,1462021
Arthur St.
32nd Ave. to Kenowa Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$80,000$299,0132017

Cleveland St.
48th Ave. to 24th Ave.
Cape Seal Surfacing$251,726$251,7262020

Comstock St.
16th Ave. to 8th Ave.
Adams St.
96th Ave. to 88th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3’ Paved Shoulder$267,060$267,0602016

Adams St.
64th Ave. to 48th Ave.
Resurfacing + 3’ Paved Shoulder$581,725$581,7252017

Perry St./92nd Ave.
96th Ave. to BL-196

Quincy St.
96th Ave. to 72nd Ave.
Resurfacing + 2' Paved Shoulder$733,603$733,6032022

$30,196,937 has been collected for the Road Commission from the 2015-2021 Countywide Road Millage. It is anticipated that approximately $4,900,000 will be collected from the 2022 winter taxes, which will be disbursed to the Road Commission in early 2023.