Downtown Allegan Improvement Project UPDATES

Downtown Allegan Improvement Project 2023

Work began in 2018 to develop a plan to completely reconstruct the Downtown Allegan core. Over the following four years, City Councilmembers, Downtown Development Authority board members, Public Spaces Commissioners, and City of Allegan staff have worked to come to a shared vision with public input from Allegan residents, business owners, and stakeholders.

The project scope will address underground utilities and streetscape improvements on Brady, Locust, and Hubbard Streets. Construction began on March 20, 2023 and will be completed by the end of 2023.  All work is weather, material, and labor dependent.  Once finished, the improvement areas will feature improved utility services, enhanced accessibility, pedestrian spaces, and improved traffic flow by turning current one-way streets back to two-way streets.

You can help support Downtown Allegan businesses during this time! Pick up a Downtown Allegan Shopping Passport from City Hall and make a purchase of $10 or more to collect your verified stamps from over 40 businesses. Return your passport to Allegan City Hall before October 31, 2023 and you will be automatically entered to win a variety of prizes based on the completeness of your passport. More than two prizes will be given away. Prizes will be announced at a later date.
Passports may be picked up at Allegan City Hall Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm or Tardy's Underground Comics & Collectibles, located directly across the street from City Hall, on Tuesdays from 2:30pm-7:30pm, Wednesdays-Fridays 11:00am-7:30pm, and Saturdays from 11:00am-5:00pm.

See below for updates on the Downtown Allegan Improvement Project and check back for more!

PHASES MAP [REVISED] - Copy
This image shows the general scope of the Downtown Allegan Improvement Project and estimated timelines.

Click HERE to see the complete construction plans for the Downtown Allegan Improvement Project.


Click HERE to see the monthly progress report submitted to City Council. 

UPDATES

UPDATE: November 23, 2023
Click HERE to view the November 23 Weekly Project Update Report  from the Contractor

UPDATE: November 17, 2023
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UPDATE: November 10, 2023
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UPDATE: November 3, 2023
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UPDATE: October 27, 2023
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UPDATE: October 20, 2023
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UPDATE: October 13, 2023
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UPDATE: October 6, 2023
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UPDATE: September 29, 2023
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UPDATE: September 22, 2023
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UPDATE: September 8, 2023
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UPDATE: September 1, 2023
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UPDATE: August 25, 2023
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UPDATE: August 18, 2023
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UPDATE: August 11, 2023
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UPDATE: August 4, 2023
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UPDATE: July 28, 2023
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UPDATE: July 21, 2023
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UPDATE: July 14, 2023
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UPDATE: July 7, 2023
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UPDATE: June 30, 2023
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UPDATE: June 23, 2023
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UPDATE: June 16, 2023
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UPDATE: June 9, 2023
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UPDATE: June 2, 2023
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UPDATE: May 26, 2023
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UPDATE: May 19, 2023
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UPDATE: May 12, 2023
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UPDATE: May 5, 2023
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UPDATE: April 28, 2023
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UPDATE: April 21, 2023
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UPDATE: April 14, 2023
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UPDATE: April 7, 2023
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UPDATE: March 30, 2023
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UPDATE: March 24, 2023
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UPDATE: February 28, 2023
Citing favorable weather conditions, Milbocker & Sons, Inc has worked with the City of Allegan to start construction on Monday, March 20, 2023. 

UPDATE: February 27, 2023
A groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for Monday, March 20 at 11am will take place at the Future Trowbridge Plaza between Minnie's Restaurant and the Regent Arcade Showroom. Join the City of Allegan, Milbocker & Sons, Inc, Abonmarche, and special guest speakers to kick off the project.

UPDATE: January 19, 2023
Join representatives of the City of Allegan and Michigan Department of Transportation at Allegan City Hall on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 5pm-7pm for a public open house. Review information and updates in an open house setting regarding the M89 Construction Project scheduled for 2024 including the traffic circle and Downtown Improvement Project. The public is invited to come and go between the hours of 5pm-7pm.

UPDATE: December 14, 2022   
The removal of the street trees have been completed.  Construction will commence in April of 2023. In late February, the City will host an open house to discuss the plans in more detail and prepare Allegan residents for an exciting two summers as our downtown goes through a transformation that will result in a more pedestrian and business friendly community.

UPDATE: October 31, 2022
City Council approved a contract with Allegan company, Milbocker and Sons, Inc to complete the project.  Minor work will begin in November 2022 with the removal of street trees in the project area. This is to be done in advance of the construction project set to begin in Spring 2023 in order to adhere to regulations with regards to the federally protected Indiana Bat. Phases One and Two are expected to be completed in November 2023.  Phase Three will resume in Spring 2024 and wrap up by Fall 2024.