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Electric Outages

Date Type Location Status More Information
Monday, 12/12/22 - 12/16/2022 - 8:30AM - 4:30PM, scatterred power outages due to electric  Electric  Stratford Way  Planned  Electric Maintenance
maintenace and upgrades in the Stratford Way and Abbey Court area    Abbey Court    

Water Outages

Date Type Location Status More Information

Lakewood Transmission Main

Lkwd Drone 1 Before

Project Lead: Prein & Newhof

When: March - November

What: Holland Board of Public Works (BPW), Holland Charter Township (Holland Township), and the Ottawa County Road Commission (Road Commission) will be completing improvements along Lakewood Boulevard, between Lakeshore Avenue and North River Avenue, during the 2022 construction season.

Holland BPW will be installing a new 36-inch water transmission main on Lakewood Boulevard and North River Avenue.

We are building a new water transmission main down Lakewood Boulevard and River Avenue to create a new water piping loop from 160th Avenue to Howard Avenue. These necessary upgrades will improve redundancy and resiliency in the water supply system, ensuring Holland BPW’s ability to provide Holland and the surrounding communities with a consistent flow of drinking water.

The work at Lakewood Blvd. and North River Ave. intersection is completed. Construction of the water transmission main is on schedule to be completed by the winter months.

However, work that is not associated with Holland BPW started on Wednesday, October 12. North River Ave is temporarily closed between Lakewood Blvd. and Douglas Ave. for private development work. This closure is not a part of the Lakewood Water Main project.

Work related to the utility improvements will continue into November as the contractor works to finish restoration before the winter months.

Lkewood Drone 1 Update

Detailed project updates are available from Prein & Newhof. Click here to learn more about this project

This project was awarded a Green Bond.

The green bond shows how Holland BPW affects the long-term sustainability of a community through our credit profile. S&P Global assigned its ‘AA’ long-term rating to the revenue bonds, citing affordable rates, strong all-in debt service coverage, and robust liquidity.

Green Bond Principles

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Sustainable Water Management

Project Expenditure 
(updated Aug. 8, 2022)

  • Original Contract Value: $13,533,619.00
  • Current Contract Value, with Change Orders: $13,727,970.98
  • Expended to Date: $8,644,440.36





Water Utility Reconstruction - Pine Ave., 11th of pine ave construction project zone

Project Lead: Holland BPW

When: May- November
Work will start after Tulip Time, targeting May 16, 2022.

What: Full water utility reconstruction. The water main, sanitary force main, and storm sewer will be replaced. Galvanized services will also be replaced. 

Where: Pine Ave. from 9th St. to Michigan Ave. Plus, 11th St. from River Ave. to the dead end.  (22nd Street has been removed from planned work.)

Contractor: Millbocker


  • Gordy Atwood, Millbocker Foreman, (269) 377-7080
  • Nate Weinberg, Wightman Onsite Inspector, (269) 924-2556

11/17/2022 Update - Top course of paving is dependent on acceptable paving weather. Concrete continues to be replaced as available. Please do not use concrete driveways for at least 3 days past placement. 

8/31/2022 Update - Pipework in Pine is complete from 9th St. to 13th St. 11th St. is in the process of being paved. The additional road was milled on Pine to 17th St. to prepare for water main installation. The new transmission main will be installed from 13th St. to 16th St. in the coming weeks.

8/15/2022 Update – Storm and Sanitary are complete to 14th St. Intersection. New Transmission Water Main install to begin. Project to progress past 14th St after Labor Day.


Water Utility Reconstruction -

Country Club Rd., Legion Park, Birchwood Ave., Legion of country club construction project zone

Project Lead: Holland BPW

When: April - November

What: Full water utility reconstruction. The water main, sanitary force main, and storm sewer will be replaced. Galvanized services will also be replaced. 

Where: Country Club Rd. from 8th St. to Legion Park Dr., Legion Park Dr. from Country Club to Birchwood Ave., and Legion Ct.


  • Water main - 5/9 - 5/16
  • Water services will follow water main construction
  • Work in Legion Park and Birchwood will follow the completion of Country Club. That is projected to begin in early July.

Contractor: Milbocker

Contact: Ryan Demann, Millbocker Foreman, (269) 377-1722

What should residents in this area do?

  • Label trash cans with house numbers.
  • Plan alternate routes as needed to avoid crossing construction trenches.
  • Flag irrigation systems to limit damage from construction.

11/17/2022 Update - Project is complete with paving and topsoil and seed placed. Some irrigation has not been repaired due to delays in sub-contractor work. Irrigation repairs will be resumed in the Spring. Please contact Mark Gipson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure you are on the repair list.

8/31/2022 Update - Country Club has been restored and is open. Legion Park is closed in preparation of the installation of the water main. The new water main for Legion Park will be installed in the coming weeks.

8/16/2022 Update - Country Club will be striped on 8/17. Final restoration will continue this week and into next. Legion Park will be closed when Birchwood and Legion Ct. are ready for paving in the coming weeks.

5/25/2022 Update - Water main tie-ins scheduled for 5/26, weather dependent.  Water main placement will continue up to Birdie Lane following Memorial Day.

3/29/2022 Update - Milbocker, the general contractor for the Country Club Project, has a planned start date of Monday, April 4, 2022. Work will start with milling and removal of the pavement in the project limits. Construction in Country Club is expected to last until July. Progress will depend on the availability of materials and weather. Work may proceed to Birchwood when Country Club is finished and then to Legion Park, but is highly dependent on material availability and may happen sooner.

During the course of the work, it may be necessary to temporarily shut down the water mains on the side streets to connect them to the new main. BPW door hangers will be placed on front doors prior to any water shut-offs. Service connection work will be coordinated with the homeowners directly by Milbocker.

College Avenue Electric Lines

When: December 2020 – February 2022

Where: College Avenue from 13th Street to 24th Street

Project Summary

Holland BPW is burying the overhead electric lines on College Avenue from 13th Street to 24th Street.


Removing the overhead electric lines will improve the visual aesthetics of the area and enhance the reliability of the electric system.


The project will involve Holland BPW line crew, specified contractors and tree trimmers. At times, work will take place in and around customer property within the designated area.

Scheduled Outages

This project will involve scheduled power outages to complete portions of the work. Customers will be notified about scheduled outages by mail.

Project Engineer: Carl Thorwal, 616-355-1599

Contractors: Precision Trenching and Integrity Tree Service

Maintaining the Holland BPW utility system is essential to the reliability of our services. Oftentimes crews are working in roads, which can be dangerous. We ask our community to help keep our team safe. When you see crews working, please take care to respect their work zones.