With snow returning in the forecast, KCRC wants to ensure that children playing outside stay safe when plow trucks are on the road. That is why KCRC drivers have produced a short video to remind families of the tips that will help kids “Play It Safe” throughout the winter.
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.
A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 28th for two proposed 2018 improvement projects: 13 Mile Road from Kenowa Avenue to Peach Ridge Avenue & 10 Mile Road from Alpine Avenue to Pine Island Drive.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the second annual APWA Family Event, sponsored by KCRC and Kentwood Public Works. Guests had the opportunity to climb aboard our equipment and learn more about our daily efforts to improve everyday life.
Beginning Wednesday, February 1 at 6 a.m., the following local agencies will TEMPORARILY SUSPEND ENFORCEMENT of Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions until further notice: Kent, Barry, Ionia, Montcalm and Ottawa County Road Commissions and the cities of Kentwood and Walker. The temporary suspension of enforcement is based on the current forecast of decreasing temperatures and frost levels.
Commissioner Medema was appointed to KCRC’s board on January 3 by the Kent County Board of Commissioners to serve a six-year term. He replaces former KCRC road commissioner David Groenleer, who retired from the board in December 2016 after serving since 2007.
KCRC maintenance crews work hard to keep county and state roads drivable through the changing conditions of Michigan winters. The intensity, timing and duration of each winter event is different and response is adapted to address variables including type of precipitation, air and pavement temperature, traffic, wind, and time of day.
To promote enhanced safety during storm response and other road maintenance efforts, KCRC joins state, county and municipal transportation agencies throughout the state in installing green strobe lights on road maintenance vehicles.
KCRC has created a county-wide “Color Tour” that guides motorists along local roads showcasing picturesque seasonal scenes. This year’s Color Tour encompasses 237 miles and has been divided into eight (8) routes.