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2019 Work Zone Safety Poster Contest

2019 Work Zone Safety Poster Contest

Apr 12, 2019 Press Releases

The 2019 Work Zone Safety Poster Contest welcomed over 300 submission from talented third-grade artists who designed "caution signs" focusing on safety tips for driving through a work zone.

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Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions LIFTED April 10

Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions LIFTED April 10

Beginning Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 a.m., Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions will be LIFTED.

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KCRC Board Rejects Offer for Central Complex Property

KCRC Board Rejects Offer for Central Complex Property

Mar 26, 2019 FinancePress Releases

The Kent County Road Commission board voted to reject 2722 Vassar LLC's proposal to purchase the Central Complex property at 1500 Scribner Avenue.

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Why Aren’t You Grading My Gravel Road?

Why Aren’t You Grading My Gravel Road?

With muddy conditions and frost coming out of the ground, grading can actually worsen road conditions rather than improve them.

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Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning March 8

Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning March 8

Beginning Friday, March 8 at 6 a.m., Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions will be enforced by the Kent County Road Commission and other neighboring road agencies.

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2019 Work Zone Safety Poster Contest

2019 Work Zone Safety Poster Contest

Feb 20, 2019

Kent County Road Commission and Kentwood Public Works Department invite third-grade students in Kent County to participate in the third annual Work Zone Safety Poster Contest and help encourage motorists to Drive Like You Work Here.

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Winter Weather Response

Winter Weather Response

Jan 30, 2019 Winter Maintenance

Included are daily updates regarding the Kent County Road Commission's Response Efforts

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KCRC Welcomes New Commissioner Robert VerHeulen

KCRC Welcomes New Commissioner Robert VerHeulen

Jan 9, 2019 Press Releases

Commissioner VerHeulen was appointed to KCRC’s board on January 3 by the Kent County Board of Commissioners. He replaces Patrick Malone who retired from the board in December 2018 after serving since 2007.

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Snow Plow Safety Tips

Snow Plow Safety Tips

Nov 2, 2018 Winter Maintenance

KCRC crews are trained and ready to respond to winter storms, and drivers can do a lot to help keep both you and our drivers safe.

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Take Advantage of Fall; Shake Your Mailbox

Take Advantage of Fall; Shake Your Mailbox

With winter just around the corner, we’re urging residents to give their mailbox an aggressive shake; if the mailbox moves, it most likely needs maintenance to withstand the winter season and storm response efforts.

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RESTORED Traffic Control

RESTORED Traffic Control

Oct 20, 2018 Press Releases

A four-way stop has been installed as temporary traffic control at 84th Street and Burlingame Avenue, where a traffic signal was damaged during an accident today.

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Snow Plow Safety for Kids

Snow Plow Safety for Kids

With the winter season approaching, KCRC wants children playing outside to stay safe when plow trucks are on the road. KCRC drivers have produced a short video to remind families of the tips that will help kids “Play It Safe” throughout winter.

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Kent County Color Tour

Kent County Color Tour

Oct 9, 2018 Press Releases

The Kent County Road Commission offers the 2018 Color Tour assist travelers eager to take in the beauty of Kent County. Encompassing 274 total miles, the Color Tour guides motorists along county roads showcasing picturesque seasonal scenes.

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Part-time/Temporary Employment Opportunity

Part-time/Temporary Employment Opportunity

Kent County Road Commission is accepting applications for the Maintenance and Equipment Divisions. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Wages range from $12-$14/hour; some nights and weekends may be required.

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Townships Partner to Fund 16 Mile Road Gravel-to-Pavement Construction

Townships Partner to Fund 16 Mile Road Gravel-to-Pavement Construction

Sep 4, 2018

Courtland, Oakfield, Nelson and Spencer townships collaborated with the Kent County Road Commission to transform three miles of gravel road to pavement.

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ALL-WAY STOP TO BE INSTALLED AT 13 MILE ROAD & PINE ISLAND DRIVE
Political Election Signs in Right of Way

Political Election Signs in Right of Way

KCRC permits the placement of posters/signs advertising one’s candidacy within county right-of-way with certain restrictions and in accordance with KCRC's Political Election Signs policy

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KCRC Receives Additional $9 Million under State’s Proposed 2019 Budget

KCRC Receives Additional $9 Million under State’s Proposed 2019 Budget

The state’s proposed 2019 budget includes two increases to transportation: a general fund revenue increase of $175 million ($3.5 million, KCRC) and a one-time surplus revenue increase of 300 million ($6 million, KCRC)

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Accelerated Grass Growth: Proceed with Caution

Accelerated Grass Growth: Proceed with Caution

Continuing its systematic mowing of nearly 5,000 mile of right of way, KCRC and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department ask drivers and non-motorized road users to use extra caution when site distance is impacted by tall grass.

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Why Are You Putting Tar & Gravel on Paved Roads?

Why Are You Putting Tar & Gravel on Paved Roads?

Chip Seal, or “Sealcoat,” is an integral part of KCRC’s preventive maintenance efforts, serving as a cost effective surface treatment that extends pavement life.

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