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2020 Work Zone Safety Poster Contest

2020 Work Zone Safety Poster Contest

Mar 28, 2020 Press Releases

Kent County Road Commission and Kentwood Public Works Department invite third-grade students to "participate from home" in the fourth annual Work Zone Safety Poster Contest and help encourage safe work zone driving habits.

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Seasonal Restrictions Waived for COVID-19 Relief

Seasonal Restrictions Waived for COVID-19 Relief

Mar 15, 2020

Local agencies including KCRC are exempting from seasonal weight restrictions motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance in support of COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Seasonal Restrictions LIFTED March 19 at 6AM

Seasonal Restrictions LIFTED March 19 at 6AM

Beginning Thursday, March 19 at 6 a.m., seasonal weight and speed restrictions will be lifted by KCRC and other local agencies.

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City of Kentwood and Kent County Road Commission Awarded for Patterson Avenue and 44th Street Joint Project

City of Kentwood and Kent County Road Commission Awarded for Patterson Avenue and 44th Street Joint Project

The Michigan Concrete Association has recognized the City of Kentwood and the Kent County Road Commission with an Award of Excellence for the agencies’ joint project at the intersection of Patterson Avenue and 44th Street.

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Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning February 24

Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning February 24

Feb 19, 2020

Beginning Monday, February 24 at 6 a.m., Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions will be enforced by KCRC and other local road agencies.

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Rebuilding Michigan

Rebuilding Michigan

Feb 18, 2020

KCRC will not receive any of the borrowed money from the Rebuilding Michigan Plan. To date, the fiscal year 2021 budget does not provide additional funding for county roads.

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Board Authorizes Option with City of GR

Board Authorizes Option with City of GR

Jan 28, 2020

Under option, City will have exclusive rights for 12-months to purchase the property. Option also requires approval from Grand Rapids City Commission.

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Weekend Weather Clean-Up

Weekend Weather Clean-Up

Jan 13, 2020

About 2 to 4" of additional snow has fallen. A full crew is in today and will continue to scrape and apply sand/salt mix - as the snow continues to fall, crews will need to return to higher volume roads.

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Weather Event - Freezing Rain, High Winds, Sleet, Snow

Weather Event - Freezing Rain, High Winds, Sleet, Snow

Jan 11, 2020

Crews are ready to respond to this weekend’s forecasted weather event calling for changing conditions including rain, high winds, snow, ice and sleet.

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KCRC Helps Spread the Warmth

KCRC Helps Spread the Warmth

Dec 30, 2019 Press Releases

Road commission workers know how cold a Michigan winter can get - that's what motivated us to gather donations for the Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing Drive sponsored by the Heart of West Michigan United Way.

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KCRC Salutes Our Veteranss

KCRC Salutes Our Veteranss

Nov 10, 2019 Press Releases

KCRC is closed on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. In this video, KCRC's military mom Beth Nanzer and Marine Corps veteran Terry York share what Veterans Day means to them.

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Snow Plow Safety Tips

Snow Plow Safety Tips

Oct 20, 2019 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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Kent County Color Tour

Kent County Color Tour

Oct 7, 2019 Press Releases

The Kent County Road Commission offers the 2019 Color Tour to assist travelers eager to take in the beauty of Kent County.

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KCRC Adjusts Schedule in Response to Union Strike Against Rieth-Riley Construction 

KCRC Adjusts Schedule in Response to Union Strike Against Rieth-Riley Construction 

The Kent Count Road Commission is taking the necessary steps to minimize the impact of the strike by Operating Engineers Local 324 against Rieth-Riley Construction, a KCRC contractor, that began today, July 31.

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Traffic Signals with Flashing Yellow Arrow

Traffic Signals with Flashing Yellow Arrow

As the Kent County Road Commission upgrades traffic signals throughout the network, more and more signals will become equipped with the flashing yellow arrow. Review what each arrow of the traffic light means.

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Why Are You Putting Tar and Gravel on Paved Roads?

Why Are You Putting Tar and 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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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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