'Community Day' supports businesses along Cottonwood Dr.


GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Call it good timing or perhaps even a Christmas miracle, but Cottonwood Drive in Jenison which remains closed to through traffic, has reopened to local traffic just in time for the holiday season.

Residents and local business have voiced their displeasure over the seemingly never-ending construction project, but are now trying to turn this negative into a positive.

Abby Hoppen-Alders, marketing director of the J&H Family Store along Cottonwood Drive said having Cottonwood shut down definitely took a toll.

Keri Roth, a local preschool teacher that lives nearby says the construction, which was slated to be completed back in October, has forced local life to a grinding halt.

"It stinks for all of us but you think about it, it's worse for the businesses, and there has been so much complaining about the construction," Roth said.

Businesses like Cottonwood Express, that once depended on the busy road to keep them open.

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