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: 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:
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.
Schedule Date: April - October 2019
Location Detail: Wabasis Ave. to Wellman, Oakfield MI
Gravel road is being reconstructed to paved road.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schedule Date: October 15 - October 22, 2019
Location Detail: South of 18 Mile Road
Removal and replacement of existing railroad crossing across Fruit Ridge.
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.
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.
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.