"As KCRC and others prepare for the upcoming construction season, we want to raise awareness about the vulnerability our employees face when working in the roadway and steps that can be taken to improve safety for both motorists and our crews, alike."
In honor of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) running April 9-13, the Kent County Road Commission and Kentwood Public Works Department invite third-grade students in Kent County to help spread the message that Work Zone Safety Is Everybody’s Responsibility.
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.
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.