Important Information

City of Walker – Walker Avenue and Coopersville & Marne Railway Improvements

The Walker Avenue and Coopersville & Marne Railway Improvement project that was scheduled to start on April 1 has been postponed two weeks because of the Governor’s Executive Order.

There are several private utility companies that have work to finish before the project can begin. These private utility companies, their contractors and suppliers have also been impacted by the Executive Order. It is our goal to minimize the amount of time that Walker Avenue is closed during construction and to minimize the risk for service interruptions to nearby businesses.

The tree clearing operation is mostly complete along Walker Avenue and the Coopersville & Marne Railway. Starting tomorrow, March 5, private utility companies will begin relocating some of their facilities. This work may require lane closures on Walker Avenue and Waldorf Street from time to time. Walker Avenue is still scheduled to be closed within the project limits on April 1, and the bridge is scheduled to be demolished the week of April 6.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please feel free to call Prein&Newhof Project Manager Jason Washler at 616–364–8491 with any questions.

Walker Avenue will be closed at Waldorf Street to the north and the Bissell driveway to the south, starting April 1 until mid–August.

Tree clearing has started on the project generally in areas that will not impact Walker Avenue.

Access to all businesses will be maintained throughout construction.

A detour will be posted using Three Mile Road, Alpine Avenue and Leonard Street for all truck traffic. Please note that Bristol Avenue has a low clearance bridge south of Waldorf Street.

Feel free to call Prein&Newhof Project Manager Jason Washler at 616-432-6739 if you have questions or concerns.