by Alex Doty, Grand Haven Tribune

By US Army Corps of Engineers [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Lake Michigan’s near-record water levels could have an affect on how long it takes to wrap up work on the last phase of Grand Haven’s south pier reconstruction project.

According to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Area Engineer Tom O’Bryan, the lake is nearly 6 inches higher than it was last spring.

Officials tell the Grand Haven Tribune, the pier resurfacing project will resume in May, and the work will affect the outer, lower section of the pier and require approximately 75 working days to complete. Given the increased water levels, wave action could have an even greater impact on construction plans, they added.

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