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1. KCRC’s Daily Work Schedule

TODAY’S SCHEDULE

Information regarding lane and road closures that correspond to work conducted by KCRC and our contractors. This list is updated Monday through Friday.

5 Year Improvement Plan

The KCRC Five Year Primary Road Improvement Plan:

  • Is subject to change
  • does NOT include local road projects, which are scheduled and funded in collaboration with the townships

ALL HIGHWAY (MDOT) Projects

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:

MDOT Road and Bridge Projects

I-196/I-96/East Beltline Avenue

Mi Drive Interactive Map

Cascade Township

Schedule Date: July 9 - September 20, 2019

Location Detail: Local Road Paving Projects

UPDATE: (August 13)

Beginning  August 14, Rieth-Riley will resume work on Cascade Township neighborhood streets north of 36th Street. Work will be conducted on various local streets and will include raising castings, applying top course, milling and base course paving.

Residents are reminded to abide by the no parking yard signs, where posted. Thank you for your patience and cooperation!

 

UPDATE: (August 1) KCRC is taking the necessary steps to minimize the impact of the strike by Operating Engineers Local 324 against Rieth-Riley Construction, a KCRC contractor, that began today, July 31. For Cascade Township Neighborhood Streets north of 36th Street:

  • KCRC will be making spot repairs where needed throughout the subdivisions where asphalt has been removed so that residents and motorists can more conveniently navigate along these areas.
  • Once the labor dispute is resolved, KCRC will work with Rieth-Riley to reschedule the remaining work.

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.

13 Mile Road

Schedule Date: April - October 2019

Location Detail: Wabasis Ave. to Wellman, Oakfield MI

Gravel road is being reconstructed to paved road. 

2 Mile Road (Culvert)

Schedule Date: September 30 - October 11, 2019

Location Detail: Cramton Avenue and Egypt Valley Avenue

KCRC will remove and replace a culvert located near 6809 2 Mile Road. The road will be closed to all traffic at the culvert's location with a detour posted.

36th Street

Schedule Date: October 3 - October 9, 2019

Location Detail: Cascade Road and Buttrick Avenue

KCRC has contracted Rieth-Riley to complete a mill & fill reconstruction project on 36th Street between Cascade Road and Buttrick Avenue. The road will be closed to through traffic with a detour posted. Work is weather dependent and the schedule is subject to adjustment.

76th Street / Byron No. 25 Bridge

Schedule Date: August 12 - November 6

Location Detail: Clyde Park Avenue to Gordon Industrial Drive

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted Davis Construction to replace Byron No. 25 bridge over Buck Creek, located about 400 feet east of Clyde Park Avenue. The road will alos be widened from 4 lanes to 5 lanes, to create a center turn lane for the entire length of the project. Grand Elk Railroad will also replace the railroad signal.

The road will be open to local traffic throughout the project; however, the bridge and railroad signal work will require complete closure of the roadway at certain periods of the construction process. These tasks will be staggered so that businesses between the bridge and the railroad will always have access from one side or the other.

Algoma Bridge #52 (10 Mile Road)

Schedule Date: July 15 - October 18, 2019

Location Detail: 10 Mile Road over the Rogue River

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted Anlaan Corporation to complete a preventative maintenance project on the Algoma #52 Bridge. Work will include the removal and replacement of brush block (sidewalk), select beam removal and replacement, deck joint replacement, and approach work. The project will be completed using lane closures; two-way traffic will be maintained.

Bailey Drive

Schedule Date: September 23 - October 28, 2019

Location Detail: Boynton Avenue to Parnell Avenue

The Kent County Road Commission will be replacing five cross tiles along the stretch of Bailey Drive and performing a crush & shape of the existing road. Superior Asphalt will then be applying a new asphalt surface.

The road will be closed to through traffic with a detour posted.

Byron No. 57 Culvert (on 100th St)

Schedule Date: September 27, 2019 - November 1, 2019

Location Detail: 100th Street - 1/2 Mile West of Clyde Park Avenue. Over Buck Creek (200 yards east of Grand Elk RR Crossing)

Replacement of the Byron No. 57 culvert over Buck Creek. 

Fruit Ridge RR Crossing

Schedule Date: October 15 - October 22, 2019

Location Detail: South of 18 Mile Road

Removal and replacement of existing railroad crossing across Fruit Ridge.

Jupiter Avenue

Schedule Date: August 19 - October 31, 2019

Location Detail: West River Drive to White Pine Trail; White Pine Trail to Belmont Center Drive

Plainfield Township has contracted Kamminga & Roodvoets for non-motorized trail construction along Jupiter Avenue. Two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the project using lane shifts.

Lamoreaux Drive - RR Crossing

Schedule Date: October 7 - October 15, 2019

Location Detail: South of Clark Street

Marquette Rail has contracted US Trackworks to remove and replace the existing railroad crossing across Lamoreaux Drive south of Clark Street. The road will be closed to all traffic at the railroad crossing.

This summer, Lamoreaux Drive received road and utility improvements. Originally projected to be completed October 26, these improvements were completed nearly two months ahead of schedule on August 30. Therefore, Lamoreaux Drive was reopened on August 30 with the disclaimer that it would have to be closed again for railroad crossing work.

West River Drive

Schedule Date: October 9 - October 18, 2019

Location Detail: eastbound near Ethelwin Avenue

KCRC has permitted the construction of a private street entrance on eastbound West River Drive near Ethelwin Avenue. Work will be completed by Kamminga & Roodvoets. Work will be completed under lane closure on eastbound West River Drive.

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