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Three Improvement Projects Begin on 10 Mile Road, Belmont Avenue

Three Improvement Projects Begin on 10 Mile Road, Belmont Avenue

The Kent County Road Commission begins three projects this week on or adjacent to 10 Mile Road, falling within the limits of Alpine Avenue and Belmont Avenue. The projected schedules of each project are weather dependent and subject to change:

Improvement Projects Begin on 10 Mile Road, Belmont Avenue
Improvement Projects Begin on 10 Mile Road, Belmont Avenue


10 Mile Road: Alpine Avenue to Pine Island Drive
(Phase 1: Alpine Avenue to west of Division Avenue)

  • Project: Reconstruction to all-season standard
  • Traffic: closed to through traffic; detour posted. Local traffic will be maintained for home and business access only.
  • Schedule: May 7 – October 15, 2018
  • Contractor: DJ McQuestion and Sons, Inc
  • About: Reconstruct corridor to two-lane all-season road standard. Work includes earthwork, valley gutter, ditches, storm sewer, culvert replacement, HMA pavement, pavement markings and restoration. This project will include widening and curb improvements at Vinton, Division, and Krupp avenues. Work is being conducted in three phases:
  • Phase 1 - Alpine to just West of Division: Work began on May 7th; this portion of 10 Mile is currently closed to through traffic.
  • Phase 2 - Division Avenue Intersection: The intersection will be closed for a projected 14 days. Advance notice will be provided of intersection closure.
  • Phase 3 - Just East of Division to the East Side of Pine Island; once work begins on this section; a detour will be provided for through traffic

10 Mile Road: east and west of Belmont Avenue

  • Project: Construction of concrete median divider; removal of traffic signal
  • Traffic: Lane closures. No left turn from 10 Mile Road to Belmont Avenue, Belmont to 10 Mile Road; left turns may be made from, and onto, Belmont Bypass.
  • Schedule: May 9 – May 18, 2018
  • Contractor: Rieth-Riley Construction Company
  • About: The existing traffic signal at 10 Mile Road and Belmont Avenue will be removed and a concrete median divider will be constructed on 10 Mile Road to deter left-hand turns onto Belmont Avenue. Those seeking to make a left-hand turn from 10 Mile Road should now use the newly completed Belmont Bypass.

Belmont Avenue: North of Belmont Bypass to south of 10 Mile Road

  • Project: Resurfacing - Mill & fill
  • Traffic: Closed to through traffic; detoured to Belmont Bypass
  • Schedule: May 9 – May 25, 2018
  • Contractor: Rieth-Riley Construction Company
  • About: Mill & Fill is a structural pavement treatment that involves the removal of the existing surface layer with a milling machine and the replacement of the milled location with new asphalt. This process is used when a surface has deteriorated to poor condition and surrounding grades (i.e. curbs, driveways) must be met.

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