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Holland Youth Sports Retaining Wall Failure at May's Field
Facility 172 | Updated: 8:00 PM, March 10, 2017 | Posted: 4:00 PM, April 11, 2016
Construction to replace the failed retaining wall between Field 3 and Field 7 (also known as May's Field) at Holland Youth Sports wrapped up earlier this week. With the spring baseball season already underway, safety concerns have led us to delay replacement of the sidewalk connection between the Quad and Field 7.

We hope to construct the replacement sidewalk during the summer break between athletic seasons and have the completed project online for the fall season.  As always, this page will be updated as soon as the additional work is scheduled.

Update 3
Weather and environmental delays have slowed progress on the retaining wall reconstruction project.  At present crews are hoping to complete the wall in the next 2-3 weeks.  Grading and construction of the replacement sidewalk connection between Field 7 and the Quad should begin shortly thereafter.  We hope to complete the sidewalk and stairs by mid-year.

Update 2
Engineers completed a replacement design for the retaining wall in September.  The new design will terrace the hillside to better utilize the space and provide additional opportunities for use of the area.  Materials were ordered in late September and began shipping November 1.  Work on site started November 1 with the first deliveries and will take several weeks to complete.  Once finished, the sidewalk connecting Field 7 to the Quad Concession Stand will need to be reconstructed and the disturbed areas landscaped.  We are targeting to complete work before the start of the spring ball season.  This page will be updated as work progresses.

Update 1
Engineers have determined that repair of the wall is not feasible and thus a full replacement will be required.  Crews have conducted a utility locate and created a topographic survey of the area to be used by engineers to design the wall replacement.  We are now working to purchase materials and obtain the final engineering with a goal of replacing the wall this winter.

Original Notice
The retaining wall between Field 3 and Field 7 (also known as May's Field) at Holland Youth Sports has partially failed.  Crews have fenced off the hazard area while engineers assess the situation.  With additional portions of the wall showing signs of stress, it is expected that complete replacement will be required.  As such, repairs are expected to take several months to complete.  This page will be updated as additional information becomes available.

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