Important Information

Ottawa County is expanding its shared use path network with the second phase of the Spoonville Trail.

The first phase, constructed in 2016, connected with the Grand River Idema Explorers Trail on Green Street, north across the Grand River on the M231 Bridge to Leonard Street at 120th Avenue.

This second phase continues the trail to the northeast on Leonard Street, then through the Terra Verde Golf Course to 112th Avenue, and then north on 112th Avenue where it will connect with the newly extended North Bank Trail in Nunica.

A key feature of this path is the ADA compliant section through beautiful wooded ravines, hugging the slopes and crossing with several boardwalks offering unique views of this beautiful landscape.

Anticipated completion time is this fall 2020.

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Prein&Newhof will have personnel in the field on behalf of Ottawa County.

Carlee Klenotich, EIT
On-site Contact
(218) 398–0554

Scott Post, PE
Project Manager
(616) 364–8491

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All work is weather dependent.

Please let us know if you have any problems with mail delivery, garbage collection, or your water system.

Share this information with your neighbors who may not have access. Thank you for your continued patience!

Ottawa County – Spoonville Non-Motorized Trail Phase II

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Progress Report

Anlaan has made great progress since our last update. The section of the trail along Leonard Road has been graded out and the gravel base is placed. This section is almost ready for asphalt.

Work continues on the section of the trail through the woods behind Terra Verde as well. The retaining walls are complete. There are five boardwalks on the project, one is nearly complete and two are framed with work starting on the decking. They are starting on the piles for another boardwalk and should be starting the remaining one shortly.

For the north section of trail following the highway, then up 112th Avenue has been graded and graveled, getting ready for asphalt, and the section north to Cleveland Street to the North Bank Trail has been cleared, ready for gravel.

 

What To Expect This Week

Pavers are scheduled to work this Friday!  They plan to lay the base course of asphalt on Leonard Road from 120th Avenue to up to Terra Verde and from the northern boardwalk near the highway out to 112th Avenue. In addition the plan to pave the top course of asphalt on the trailhead parking lot this week.

The boardwalk crews are continuing work on the boardwalks, including more piles, structural members and decking.

 

What To Expect Next Week

Anlaan will continue work on the boardwalks, placing gravel north on 112th avenue up past the Fire Station, beginning restoration for the trail sections that have been paved and grading out the remaining sections of trail between boardwalk sections.

 

We’ve had a lot of interest in the path lately from bikers and others that follow along with these updates! Hope to see you all out on the completed path soon!

Progress Report

Last week was a big week! Over 1,000 feet of the path was paved through a section of the wooded area between along the west edge of the Terra Verde golf course and 112th Avenue.

At the trailhead parking lot off 120th Avenue, concrete sidewalk was placed, as well as the base layer of asphalt.

Crews then focused on moving their equipment into the woods to begin driving piles for the next boardwalk. They began driving Friday afternoon and continued on Saturday.

 

What To Expect This Week

The earth work crews will be grading from the nearly completed boardwalk (that can be seen from the highway) out to 112th Avenue, while the bridge crew will continue constructing bracing and structural components to the piles.

Bikers and runners on 120th Avenue, please be mindful of the difference in pavement at the entrance to the new trailhead parking lot.

Thank you for your continued patience with construction equipment and haul vehicles on Leonard Road and through the Terra Verde golf course.

Progress Report

Last week construction continued with crews from Anlaan grading and placing gravel for the path in the woods, building the retaining the walls and making great progress on the northernmost boardwalk near the highway.

 

What to Expect This Week

This week there are four crews on-site. Concrete will be placed for the sidewalk portions at the trailhead parking lot on 120th Avenue, in preparation for paving it possibly as early as next week. In addition, some sections of the path through the woods will be ready for paving next week. The last few piles for the first boardwalk will be finished this week and pile crews will then move to the next boardwalk section while the carpenters complete the bracing, rails and decking.

 

Progress Report

Last week the crews finished one of the large curved retaining walls back in the woods. They have also been hard at work installing the bracing at the boardwalk that can be seen from Eastbound I-96 just west of the Nunica exit.

 

What to Expect This Week

This week the crews will be working back in the woods again. The earthwork crew will continue to grade the pathway, cut into the hills, and place the gravel subbase for the trail. The retaining wall crew has started the longest and tallest wall and will continue building that this week. While the boardwalk crew will continue at the boardwalk with the remaining piles expected to be driven by the end of the week.

 

All work is weather dependent, and it looks as though this week will be mostly dry.

Be mindful of trucks hauling material in and out of the Terra Verde Golf Course.

Please let us know if you have any problems with mail delivery, garbage collection, or your water system.

Progress Report

Last week the crew finished up the retaining wall along Leonard Road. This week we had three crews in operation on the trail. The crew began building one of the remaining three retaining walls back in the woods. While the earth work crew worked on grading the pathway in preparation for gravel. The Boardwalk Crew began driving piles for the farthest boardwalk on Tuesday and expect to finish next week.

 

What to Expect Next Week

Next week crews will still be working in the wooded section of the path behind the golf course. They will begin again down Leonard Road if we get a lot of rain that slows the progress through the woods.

Progress Report

On Friday, July 17 the crew was back on site preparing the area along Leonard for a new retaining wall.

 

What to Expect This Week

  • You will notice more equipment moving around on site. The crews are preparing and bringing in equipment for the boardwalks and retaining walls. They will also begin grading the path along Leonard this week.
  • Shoulder closures on Leonard will continue this week as the retaining wall crew works along the shoulder. Please be mindful of our safety and your speed where workers are present.

Progress Report

The Contractor, Anlaan Coporation, out of Grand Haven, has been off-site this week due to an emergency project helping the community of Midland, MI.

 

What to Expect Next Week

Anlaan will be off-site again next week as they finish up their work, but they plan to be back to work on the Spoonville Trail on Monday, July 13. At this point, work will resume with grading the path along Leonard Street from 120th Avenue to the Terra Verde Golf Course entrance, placing concrete sidewalk at the trailhead parking lot on 120th Avenue, and beginning to set the foundation piles for the boardwalk sections.

Progress Report

Last week crews finished the preliminary earth work at the Trailhead location on 120th and are preparing the area for finish grading and concrete.

 

What to Expect This Week

Crews will pour concrete sidewalk at the Trailhead, and begin the clearing and grubbing along Leonard next week.

You will notice less trucks this week, however, being mindful of speed is important in work zones.

Progress Report

Phase II construction of the Spoonville trail is underway! Construction began on June 1 and is well into the third week already. So far, we have placed the gravel base along the golf course entrance and a good portion of the earth work is finished at the Trailhead location on 120th  Avenue.

 

What to Expect Next Week (June 22–26)

We plan to finish up the earth work at the Trailhead, and will begin the process of building the trail along Leonard Road from the Golf Course west toward 120th  Avenue.

Be mindful of trucks hauling material in and out of the trailhead at 120th Avenue. Next week Trucks will be hauling down Leonard Road using a shoulder closure.