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Alpine Township

Schedule Date: April 22 - May 8, 2019

Location Detail: Local Road Paving Projects

The following is a list of local road paving projects currently proposed/scheduled for the 2019 construction season. Local roads are typically shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Local road projects are cost-shared between the township and the Kent County Road Commission.

Cannon Township

Schedule Date: April - May 2019

Location Detail: Local Road Paving Projects

The following is a list of local road paving projects currently proposed/scheduled for the 2019 construction season. Local roads are typically shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Local road projects are cost-shared between the township and the Kent County Road Commission.

Courtland Township

Schedule Date: May 28 - June 15, 2019

Location Detail: Local Road Paving Projects

The following is a list of paving projects currently proposed/scheduled for the 2019 construction season. These projects are cost-shared between the township and the Kent County Road Commission.

Plainfield Township

Schedule Date: May 30 - June 21, 2019

Location Detail: Local Road Paving Projects

The following is a list of local road paving projects currently proposed/scheduled for the 2019 construction season. Local roads are typically shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Local road projects are cost-shared between the township and the Kent County Road Commission.

100th Street

Schedule Date: May 20 - August 9, 2019

Location Detail: East of Eastern Ave. to Kalamazoo Ave.

Reconstruct to 2-lane all season road standard.  Work includes tree removal, earthwork, valley gutter, ditches, culvert replacement, HMA pavement, pavement markings and restoration.  Through traffic will be detoured.  

100th Street Culvert (Gaines No. 32)

Schedule Date: June 10 - July 5, 2019

Location Detail: .5 Miles west of East Paris Avenue

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted Wonsey Tree Service to replace existing 84” cmp culvert with an 8’ x 6’ reinforced concrete box culvert.

11 Mile Road

Schedule Date: May 16 - 31, 2019

Location Detail: Nestor Avenue to Pine Island Drive

Project will consist of cold milling the existing HMA surface and applying a one-course overlay.

13 Mile Road

Schedule Date: June 17 - June 28, 2019

Location Detail: Peach Ridge Ave. to M-37

Crush and shape existing asphalt surface and resurface with 3.5" of HMA (hot mix asphalt).  Through traffic will be detoured. 

13 Mile Road

Schedule Date: June 5 and June 7, 2019

Location Detail: Fruit Ridge Avenue to Peach Ridge Avenue

The section of 13 Mile Road between Fruit Ridge Avenue and Peach Ridge Avenue will be closed to through traffic for patching on Wednesday, June 5 and top course paving on Friday, June 7. The intersection of Fruit Ridge Avenue and 13 Mile will also be closed on Friday, June 7 for paving. Access to properties within construction limits will remain open.

6 Mile Road

Schedule Date: June 4 - June 28, 2019

Location Detail: Walker Ave. to Alpine Ave.

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted Rieth-Riley for a crush and shape resurfacing project on 6 Mile Road. Crush and shape is a structural pavement treatment that grinds, or crushes, the existing asphalt and 1-2” of underlying gravel. The material is then regraded, compacted and covered with multiple layers of paver-placed hot asphalt. Through traffic will be detoured to 7 Mile Road. Access will be provided to residents, businesses and property owners within project limits for the duration of the project.

76th Street

Schedule Date: May 6 - May 31, 2019

Location Detail: Sierrafield Dr. to Clyde Park Ave.

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted Superior Asphalt to complete a resurfacing project on 76th Street. The crew will mill off the existing asphalt and replace it with 3 ½” new hot mix asphalt (HMA).  Through traffic will be detoured.

76th Street (Utility Work)

Schedule Date: July 29 - August 14, 2019

Location Detail: Patterson Avenue - Kraft Avenue

West Michigan Dirtworks will be completing sanitary sewer and water main work along with widening 76th Street for a left-turn lane at the new private street, Bramling Drive. During this work, 76th Street between Patterson Avenue and Kraft Avenue will be closed to through traffic with a detour posted. The corridor will remain open to properties and businesses within the project limits.

Broman Street

Schedule Date: May 15 - May 31, 2019

Location Detail: Division Avenue to Lymburner Avenue

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted Rieth Riley Construction to complete a mill and fill resurfacing. The project consists of cold milling the existing hot mix asphalt surface and replacing it with one course overlay.

The road will be closed to through traffic; motorists should seek alternate route.

Cascade Road

Schedule Date: June 24 - June 28, 2019

Location Detail: Forest Hill Ave. to Spaulding Ave.

Full-depth mill and fill. This includes cold milling (removing) the existing 5-lane asphalt surface and resurfacing with 7.5 inches of HMA (hot mix asphalt).  Two-way traffic will be maintained. 

Crahen Avenue and Leonard Street

Schedule Date: May 13 - July 3, 2019

Realign Crahen Avenue northwesterly into Leonard Street.  Leonard Street east becomes stop street.  Work includes earthwork, drainage, HMA pavement, pavement markings and restoration.  Work will be completed using shoulder closures (beginning May 20) and a short duration closure. Beginning Saturday, June 22, the current intersection will be closed as the connections from Crahen Avenue and Leonard Street to the new connector roadway are constructed. This section will be closed to through traffic with a detour posted. Access to residences within the project limits will be maintained for the closure. These residents should expect to travel along a short stretch of gravel road where the connection is being made.  The realigned section is scheduled to be open to traffic by July 12.

East Paris (Complete)

Schedule Date: 7-3-18 until further notice

Location Detail: South of 68th Street

Closed to through traffic for repaving
Contractor: Superior Asphalt

Freeport Avenue

Schedule Date: July 15 - July 18, 2019

Location Detail: 108th Street to 84th Street

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted Rieth-Riley Construction to resurface Freeport Avenue with one course of 1.5-inch Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) overlay. Two-way traffic will be maintained; motorists should anticipate delays.

Fruit Ridge Avenue

Schedule Date: April 16 - May 3

Location Detail: 300 feet south of 13 Mile Road

Widen and reconstruct Fruit Ridge Avenue south of 13 Mile Road. Section will be closed to through traffic during construction.

Hull Street

Schedule Date: May 15 - 31, 2019

Location Detail: Pine Island Drive to Pennington Avenue

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted Rieth Riley Construction to complete a mill and fill resurfacing. The project consists of cold milling the existing hot mix asphalt surface and replacing it with one course overlay.

The road will be closed to through traffic; motorists should seek alternate route.

Knapp Street (Pavement Preservation)

Schedule Date: July 11 - July 13, 2019

Location Detail: Dunnigan Avenue to Grand River Drive

KCRC is applying an ultra thin overlay on Knapp Street as a pavement preservation treatment. KCRC has begun applying these types of cost-effective surface treatments one to three years after a road receives a major improvement to protect the investment. (In 2018, a reconstruction project was completed on this section of Knapp Street.) Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project; drivers should anticipate delays.

Kroes Street

Schedule Date: June 27 - July 3

Location Detail: Northland Drive and Wolverine Blvd.

Cold milling of existing hot mix asphalt (HMA) and replacement with two courses of new HMA.

Laraway Lake Drive

Schedule Date: June 10 - June 13, 2019

Location Detail: Cascade Road to Thornapple River Drive

The Kent County Road Commission will be replacing a culvert across Laraway Lake Drive.

Lincoln Lake Avenue

Schedule Date: April 25 - May 24, 2019

Location Detail: North Lowell City Limits to McPherson St.

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted Superior Asphalt to complete a crush, shape and repave with 3.5 inches of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA).

Crush & Shape is a structural pavement treatment that grinds, or crushes, the existing asphalt and 1-2” of underlying gravel. The material is then regraded, compacted and covered with multiple layers of paver-placed hot asphalt.. The section will be closed to through traffic, with a posted detour.

McCabe Avenue

Schedule Date: June 19 - June 24, 2019

Location Detail: north of Bailey Drive

Culvert replacement

Patterson Avenue and 44th Street

Schedule Date: June 10 - August 15 2019

Location Detail: Intersection

Update: August 14 (7PM) - August 15  (6AM): Traffic signal deactivated / Temporary Four-Way Stop Activated

Widen to provide dual left-turn lanes on eastbound 44th Street to northbound Patterson Avenue.  The work includes asphalt and concrete pavement removal, concrete curb and gutter, concrete pavement, pavement markings, resoration and traffic signal modifications.  The work will be phased to maintain one lane in each direction and left turns at the intersection.  Traffic will be maintained with lane closures.

Pettis Avenue at Vergennes Street

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Location Detail: Intersection

Install new traffic signal with box span configuration, LED signal heads, backplates and detection.

River Street and Bronson Street

Schedule Date: June 28-July 3,2019

Location Detail: Between Thornapple River Drive and Ada Drive

Roads will be closed for a cold mill and fill. 

Rix Street

Schedule Date: June 28-July 3, 2019

Location Detail: Ada Drive and Ada Ridge

Road will be closed for a cold mill and fill. 

Solon Avenue at White Creek Avenue

Schedule Date: June 10 - June 20, 2019

Location Detail: Intersection

The Kent County Road Commission will be reconstructing Solon Avenue at the intersection with White Creek Avenue.

Stoneview Plat, Pebble Dr, Mountain Pine Plat and Arrowcrest Plat (Completed)

Schedule Date: July 23 - July 27, 2019

Roads will have intermittent closures for paving.

Thornapple River Drive

Schedule Date: July 9 - July 19

Location Detail: Cascade Road to Fase St.

Resurfacing project to include partial depth mill and fill  with 1.5 inch HMA (hot mix asphalt) overlay.

Vergennes Street

Schedule Date: June 20 - July 20

Location Detail: Bailey Drive and Boynton Avenue

Drainage Improvements will be completed by the Kent County Road Commission and followed by paving (mill & fill), to be completed by Rieth Riley. From June 20 -June 27, the road will be closed to through traffic (6AM to 6 PM); from June 28 - July 20, the road will be closed to through traffic until the project's completion.

Mill & Fill is a structural pavement treatment that involves the removal of the existing surface layer - and in some cases the entire asphalt pavement thickness - 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.

Walker Avenue

Schedule Date: April 22 - May 11, 2019

Location Detail: 5 Mile Road to 6 Mile Road

Crush & shape, repaved with 3.5 inches of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). Detour posted for through traffic.

Crush & Shape is a structural pavement treatment that grinds, or crushes, the existing asphalt and 1-2” of underlying gravel. The material is then regraded, compacted and covered with multiple layers of paver-placed hot asphalt.

West River Drive at Division Avenue

Schedule Date: July 10-July 22,2019

Location Detail: Intersection

Install new traffic signal with box span configuration, LED signal heads, backplates and detection.

White Creek Avenue and Solon Avenue

Schedule Date: June 24-July 5, 2019

The intersection will be closed for construction. 

Whitneyville Avenue

Schedule Date: June 17 - July 19, 2019

Location Detail: 66th St. to 48th St.

Mill (remove) the existing asphalt surface and resurface with 3.5" of HMA (hot mix asphalt).  Through traffic will be detoured.

Wolverine Boulevard at Kroes Street

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Location Detail: Intersection

Install new traffic signal with box span configuration, LED signal heads, backplates and detection.

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