Ottawa Co. officials: Cottonwood fix halted until 2019

Ottawa County
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GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) —  A winter of driving detours lies ahead for drivers who normally take a stretch of Cottonwood Drive in Jenison.

Crews were out Monday, trying to put down a final layer of asphalt on Cottonwood Drive between Baldwin Street and Bauer Road. The Ottawa County Road Commission had hoped to have the widened roadway reopened this month, but announced on Facebook Tuesday the project wouldn’t be finished this year.

The road commission blamed delays caused by a labor dispute between the Michigan Transportation and Infrastructure Association and Operating Engineer’s Local 324, as well as winter weather now setting in.

The road commission expects crews to return in spring to finish paving the asphalt.

Until then crews have added temporary lane markings for local traffic to use one lane in each direction, as well as the center turn lane. County plows will clear the roadway when necessary.

Drivers who not live within the project limits should follow detour signs leading them from Baldwin Street to 20th Avenue to Bauer Road to 24th Avenue to Fillmore Street.

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