KCRC’s 2018 major primary improvement project information is available here.
Construction on state and interstate highways and trunklines is within the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), not the Kent County Road Commission.
Further information regarding work on state and interstate (US, M,I) can be found at:
Schedule Date: May 7 - October 15, 2018
Location Detail: Alpine Avenue to Pine Island Drive (Current Closure: East of Division Avenue to west of Pine Island Drive)
Reconstruct to 2-lane all season road standard. Work includes tree removal, 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.
Schedule Date: July 23 - October 20, 2018 (open to traffic) May 2019 (final restoration)
Location Detail: Kenowa Avenue to Peach Ridge Avenue
Reconstruct to 2-lane all season road standard. Work includes tree removal, earthwork, valley gutter, ditches, drainage, culvert extensions, HMA pavement, pavement markings and restoration. This project will be completed in three phases and closed to through traffic with a posted detour. Local traffic will be maintained for property owners and emergency vehicles.
Schedule Date: Projected completion: October 2018
Location Detail: Keller Avenue to Harvard Avenue
The proposed improvement of 1.01 miles of 16 Mile Road from Keller Avenue to Harvard Avenue in Section 6 of Oakfield Township and Section 31 of Spencer Township includes necessary tree removal, grading, drainage, subbase, aggregate base and construction to provide for a 30-foot width roadway with HMA surfacing.
Schedule Date: August 16 - August 31, 2018
Location Detail: Wycliffe Drive to Buttrick Avenue
This is a crush & shape project: 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 three and a half inches of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA).
Schedule Date: July 2 - August 31, 2018
Location Detail: .2 miles south of Lamoreaux Drive
Replacement of CMP culvert with a precast concrete box culvert. Bridge will be closed to all traffic - including pedastrian traffic - for the duration of the project.
Schedule Date: July 9 - August 31, 2018
Location Detail: Vergennes Street and McCabe Avenue
Utility work: intemittant traffic delays
Schedule Date: July 17 - August 17, 2018
Location Detail: Off of Cascade Road
There will be road closures/lane closures for a mill and repave.
Schedule Date: April 23 -August 18, 2018
Location Detail: Providence Street to the north end
Utility project includes sanitary sewer and watermain work (Non-KCRC project)
Schedule Date: 7-3-18 until further notice
Location Detail: South of 68th Street
Closed to through traffic for repaving
Contractor: Superior Asphalt
Schedule Date: July 31 – August 18
Location Detail: Ada Drive to Greenbrier Drive
This is a Grand Rapids Township utility project to accommodate a new facility on the east side of Forest Hill Avenue. Work is being conducted with lane closures.
Schedule Date: August 14 - August 28, 2018
Location Detail: 10 Mile Road to 12 Mile Road
Project: Crush & Shape and Overlay
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.
Schedule Date: May 15 - August 15, 2018
Location Detail: Plainfield Avenue to Coit Avenue
Construction of non-motorized trail. Construction will include lane closures.
Schedule Date: July 23, 2018 to (August 31 – East Segment); October 31, 2018 (Project Completion)
Location Detail: Dunnigan Avenue to Pettis Avenue
Reconstruction work takes place on Knapp Street between the Grand River Bridge and Pettis Avenue (East Segment) and Dunnigan Avenue to 900 feet west of Grand River Drive (West Segment). Work includes widening and resurfacing to provide a three-lane roadway with one lane in each direction and a center turn lane. Initially, the contractor will place temporary paving on the north side of Knapp Street in order to maintain two-way traffic. After placing the temporary paving throughout the project, construction work will begin on the East Segment. This portion will be completed by August 31, 2018. Overall completion is scheduled for October 31, 2018.
Schedule Date: July 30 -August 15, 2018
Location Detail: Childsale Avenue to Brewer Avenue
This project includes sanitary sewer and water main work, along with widening Kutshill Drive for a left-turn lane at Woodshills Drive.