Greenville sidewalk to bring ramps into compliance with ADA


By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 12:48 pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Construction crewmen Josh Haamstra, left, and Mike Smith of Kamminga and Roodvoets Excavating work along M-57 in Greenville on Monday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

GREENVILLE — A sidewalk project is under way in Greenville and is expected to last until mid-July.

According to John Richard, spokesman for the Michigan Department of Transportation, a sidewalk ramp upgrade started June 15.

Washington Street sidewalk ramps from Greenville West Drive to Webster Street are receiving a makeover to become compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Construction crewman Josh Haamstra of Kamminga and Roodvoets Excavating works on a project to upgrade sidewalk ramps, making them handicap accessible, along M-57 in Greenville on Monday afternoon. — Daily News/Cory Smith

The Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities, according the U.S. Department of Education.

“The project also includes Big Rapids, Morley and Edmore,” Richard said.

The whole project will cost $767,000 and is being funded by state and federally matched funds, Richard said.

City Manager George Bosanic said this project is strictly being done at the state level.

“It does not have much to do with us,” he said.

The sidewalk ramp project is projected to come to an end around July 14.

Starting July 23, a resurfacing project will begin on M-57 from Satterlee Road to the Flat River.

This project will include about 2.3 miles of resurfacing and will cost about $653,000.

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