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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.

Grand Rapids Township

Schedule Date: July 8 - August 10, 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 Bridge over Thornapple River

Schedule Date: June 11 - August 23, 2019

Location Detail: East of River Short Drive

UPDATE: July 11th - August 16, bridge closed
The 100th Street Bridge will close while deck work, including expansion joint replacement and stone placement, is completed. (A temporary signal had initially been installed on the bridge during repair of its substructure.)  During this closure, all traffic will be detoured.

The Kent County Road Commission has contracted C.A. Hull Co., Inc for the following:
1. Repair Bridge Substructure
2. Replace Bridge Expansion Joints
3. Place stone riprap around bridge piers

During repair of the bridge substructure, a temporary signal will be installed on the bridge and alternating one-lane traffic will be allowed to pass on the bridge. The temporary signal will be in place through approximately July 4th.

 After the substructure repair is complete, the expansion joints and stone placement will require full bridge closure via a posted detour (TBD). This work will require approximately 5 weeks to complete. 

13 Mile Road

Schedule Date: April - October 2019

Location Detail: Wabasis Ave. to Wellman, Oakfield MI

Gravel road is being reconstructed to paved road. 

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.

Byron Center Avenue

Schedule Date: July 15-August 23, 2019

Location Detail: 92nd Street to 84th Street

Work is scheduled to resume Tuesday, August 13 on this full-depth mill and fill reconstruction project. Work will include removal and replacement of existing asphalt surface on the west side of Byron Center Avenue. On Tuesday, August 13, there will be a one-day closure of northbound traffic; a detour will be posted. Southbound Byron Center Avenue traffic will be maintained. Two-way traffic will resume at 7 p.m. that evening, Tuesday, August 13. Work will continue under lane closures to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction.

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

Schedule Date: April 1 - October 26, 2019

Location Detail: Alpine Ave. to West River Dr.

Work includes:

  • Road Reconstruction (Full Depth Mill & Fill)
  • Sanitary Sewer (Alpine Township)
  • Water Main (Plainfield Township) between Bekinshire Drive and Betty Street
  • Sidewalk installation (Comstock Park DDA) between Bud Street and West River Drive
  • Natural Gas Line (DTE)

Supplemental Work

  • Marquette Rail - Installation of railroad crossing: this will require a complete closure on Lamoreaux Drive at the crossing (south of Clark Street). The schedule of installation is TBD

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.

Shaner Avenue

Schedule Date: August 5 - September 27, 2019

Location Detail: at 15 Mile Road

The project will consist of reconstructing and verticle curve modification of the intersection of Shaner Avenue and 15 Mile Road. Work includes hot mix asphalt pavement, concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer, pavement markings, and restoration.

Through traffic on Shaner Avenue will be detoured to Ritche Avenue and 15 Mile Road traffic will be detoured from 14 Mile Road (M-57).

West River Drive

Schedule Date: July 16 - August 23, 2019

Location Detail: Division Avenue and School Street

Southbound lane will have daytime closures to remove sidewalk behind curb and gutter/relocate sidewalk outside the right-of-way

This is a Comstock Park DDA (not KCRC) project

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