Fruitland Township is seeking funds to pave Murray Road from Scenic Drive to Dock Road near the White Lake Channel. They still need around $110,000 to do the project.
Fruitland Township has resurfaced more than 45 miles of roads in the past four years in cooperative efforts with the Muskegon County Road Commission (MCRC) and neighboring townships, and this coming summer they’d like to add to that with the repaving of a road which leads to a popular recreational location - the White River Light Station and Maritime Muskegon and the Lake Michigan beach on the south side of the White Lake Channel.
However, the township is $110,000 short of meeting the anticipated $550,000 project.
The township is considering repaving 1.36 miles of Murray Road from Scenic Drive to Dock Rd. near the White Lake Channel in 2013. The road provides access to mainly seasonal homes, including the private Sylvan Beach Association, but it also provides access to the lighthouse museum, the channel which is a popular fishing spot and the Lake Michigan beach.
The township board approved the expenditure of its share of the projects costs, $330,000, or 60 percent, at its meeting Nov. 19.
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