Dyckman Bridge Inspection
The City of South Haven, in coordination with HDR, will be performing a bridge inspection at the bascule bridge. Due to the inspection, the Dyckman Avenue Bascule Bridge will be closed to marine and vehicle traffic for extended periods of time during the week of October 21. To view the schedule of closures, please see the full memorandum from the Engineering Department by clicking here.read more >
Center Street Construction Updates
Each week until its completion, Abonmarche Consultants will provide an update on the Center Street Reconstruction Project. A PDF of the update will be added to the City of South Haven's document center in the folder titled "Center Street Construction Project." To go directly to the folder and view the most recent update, click here.read more >
South Beach Storm Sewer Repairs
Business Loop 196 Road Diet
Work will begin on the City of South Haven’s road diet along BLI196 on Wednesday October 9, 2019 and completed this fall. Compton Inc. of South Haven has been contracted to complete the work. The project will entail the restriping of the roadway from Phoenix Street to Aylworth Avenue from the current 4 lane configuration to a three lane configuration that includes two travel lanes and a turn lane.
For more information, please see the full press release by clicking here.read more >
8th Avenue Paving Project
The Van Buren County Road Commission will be reconstructing 8th Avenue beginning on Monday, September 23rd. The section of 8th Avenue to be under construction is from Blue Star Highway east to the cul-de-sac. The work will include replacement of the asphalt wearing surface, curb and gutter, ditching, storm sewer and other minor improvements.
During construction, the street will remain open to local traffic. All work is to be completed by November 1, 2019.
Questions regarding the project may be directed to the Van Buren County Road Commission at 269-674-8011.
Kalamazoo Street Paving Project Begins September 4
Construction of the Kalamazoo Street Paving Project is anticipated to begin on Wednesday, September 4. Work will be done on Kalamazoo Street between Michigan Avenue and Erie Street, and will include the replacement of the asphalt wearing surface, curb and gutter repairs, minor sidewalk repairs, and other minor improvements.
For more information on the Kalamazoo Street Paving Project, click here.read more >
Improvements to Kids' Corner Park Underway
Work has begun for the new standalone play area in Kids' Corner Park, 563 Monroe Blvd. The play equipment for children aged two to five will be all-inclusive and placed on synthetic turf, making it easy for kids of all abilities to participate in play activities. The area is located between the playground structure and the new handicap parking area.
For more information on the improvements at Kids' Corner Park, click here.read more >
Splash Pad Project awarded to Compton, Inc.
At their October 7, 2019 meeting, the South Haven City Council awarded a contract to Compton, Inc. in the amount of $612,760.00 for the construction of the splash pad.
For the past four years, the City of South Haven has been working to secure grant funding from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRFT) to assist with offsetting a portion of the costs associated with developing a new splash pad, as well as other landscaping improvements within Riverfront Park. The project area is adjacent to the existing concession and restroom area.
For more information on the splash pad, please see the full press release by clicking here.read more >
Baer Park Easement
At their October 7, 2019 meeting, the City Council approved an agreement with the Central Lofts II Condominium Association conveying to the City the easement for the creation of a general open space and recreational purposes.
The area commonly known as "Baer Park" is located on the northeast corner of Superior Street and Center Street. While local residents have historically used this area from time to time for recreational purposes, it is privately owned and part of the Central Lofts II condominium project. The easement conveyance ensures the long-term preservation and public use of the property.
For more information, view the full press release by clicking here.read more >
City Website Email Notification
The City website offers users the opportunity to receive email notifications as soon as information is posted to the website. This includes notifications for meeting agendas, minutes, and city documents, as well as urgent notifications such as watermain breaks, road closings, weather-related emergencies, and boil water alerts.
In order to receive notifications, users must sign up at the bottom of the Home Page at "Sign up here for email notifications" and click on "SIGN UP". The "Subscribe to Email List" page will appear with instructions.
Click here to read the City's current notification methods.
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