What is the South Shore Drive Reconstruction project all about?

Holland BPW and the City of Holland are working jointly to upgrade the infrastructure on South Shore Drive. South Shore Drive will be undergoing an extensive update this spring/summer including water main work, sanitary sewer and storm sewer work, ADA sidewalk ramps and reconstruction of the roadway.

When will work begin on South Shore Drive?

South Shore Drive reconstruction project is anticipated to start the week of April 17, 2017. The residents along phase 1 will receive postcards informing them of the upcoming construction. 

Phase 2 has been extended to Azalea Avenue, with the intersection remaining open until Phase 3 begins. Phase 2 is scheduled for paving at the end of August. Phase 3 is scheduled to begin after Labor Day.

Updated Map Phase 1

Will there be detours planned? 

Detour routes have been planned and signs will be highly visible. Click below to find detailed detour routes. 

Phase 1 Detour Route

Phase 2 Detour Route

Phase 3 Detour Route

Phase 4 Detour Route

Who should I contact if I have questions? 

If you are have specific 
questions, please contact: 
 
HBPW On-Site Contact
David Cyrus
616.355.1646
 
HBPW Engineering Contact
Mark Gipson
616.355.1646
 
City of Holland (Streets and Storm Sewer)
Ben Dubbeld
616.928.2427
 
Will I be able to access my home? 
Although the road will be closed to thru-traffic, residents will typically  be able to access their driveways and homes. However, there will be periods of construction while the contractor is replacing utilities directly in front of a home, curb or sidewalk concrete curing, paving is in progress, or other events that may prevent residents from direct access to their driveways. 
 
When will Phase 1 be complete? 
The updated schedule from the Contractor has a Phase 1 base course of paving scheduled for July 7th. Curb and driveway apron installation is scheduled to start June 22nd. The top course of pavement will be placed in conjunction with the top course of pavement for Phase 2 to eliminate pavement joints.
 
What is happening right now with Phase 1? 
Water main installation is almost complete and will continue through early to mid june.
 
What is happening right now with Phase 2?
Phase 2 is scheduled to have the pavement milled out July 5th. The current tentative base course of pavement for Phase 2 is August 24th.
 
What about the dust? 
We are working on measures to minimize dust in the area. 
 
Contractor/Consulting Information:
Information coming soon.