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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

68th Street

Schedule Date: 2020

Location Detail: Burlingame Avenue to Clyde Park Avenue

This project will provide for a three-lane roadway, one lane in each direction and a center turn lane.  Work will include tree removal, storm sewer work, earthwork, grading, sand subbase, aggregate base, asphalt paving, asphalt valley gutter, pavement markings and restoration. 

84th Street (Division Ave - Eastern Ave)

Schedule Date: 2020

Location Detail: Division Avenue to Eastern Avenue

The proposed improvement of 1.0 mile of 84th Street from Division Avenue to Eastern Avenue, Sections 18 & 19 in Gaines Township includes necessary tree removal, grading, drainage, subbase, aggregate base and construction to provide a 3-lane roadway with curb and gutter, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, ditches and HMA surfacing.

Public Hearing
November 26, 2019
6:30

84th Street (Kalamazoo Ave - Breton Ave)

Schedule Date: 2020

Location Detail: Kalamazoo Avenue to Breton Avenue

The proposed improvement of 1.0 mile of 84th Street from Kalamazoo Avenue to Breton Avenue, Sections 16 & 21 in Gaines Township includes necessary tree removal, grading, drainage, subbase, aggregate base and construction to provide a 2 lane all-season primary road.

PUBLIC HEARING
November 26, 2019

Ada Township

Schedule Date: TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

The following is a list of local road improvement projects currently proposed for the 2020 construction season. Local roads are typically shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets, and improvement projects are local roads are typically cost-shared between the township and the Kent County Road Commission. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Algoma Township

Schedule Date: 2020 TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

Local roads are typically shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets, and improvement projects on local roads are typically cost-shared between the township and the Kent County Road Commission. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Alpine Bridge #27 – Vinton Avenue over Mill Creek

Schedule Date: Proposed 2020

Culvert rehabilitation project to repair a portion of the existing twin corrugated metal pipe arches. Traffic will be detoured.

Alpine Township

Schedule Date: 2020 TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

Local roads are typically shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets, and improvement projects on local roads are typically cost-shared between the township and the Kent County Road Commission. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Bowne Township

Schedule Date: 2020 TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

This list includes the list of local road improvements in Bowne that are cost-shared between KCRC and the township. Local roads are generally shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Byron Township

Schedule Date: 2020 TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

This list includes the list of local road improvements in Byron that are cost-shared between KCRC and the township. Local roads are generally shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Cannon Township

Schedule Date: 2020 TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

This list includes local road improvements in Cannon that are cost-shared between KCRC and the township. Local roads are generally shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Cascade Township

Schedule Date: 2020 TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

This list includes the list of local road improvements in Cascade that are cost-shared between KCRC and the township. Local roads are generally shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Courtland Township

Schedule Date: Start: May 29, 2020 Completion: TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

This list includes the list of local road improvements in Courtland that are typically cost-shared between KCRC and the township. Local roads are generally shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Gaines Township

Schedule Date: 2020 TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

This list includes the list of local road improvements in Courtland that are typically cost-shared between KCRC and the township. Local roads are generally shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Grand River Drive

Schedule Date: Proposed 2020

Location Detail: Snow Avenue to Segwun Avenue

Cold mill existing asphalt surface and place 2 courses of HMA. Two-way traffic will be detoured.

Hanna Lake Avenue

Schedule Date: Proposed 2020

Location Detail: South of 60th Street

Kraft avenue and 68th Street

Schedule Date: Proposed 2020

Location Detail: Safety Project

Remove existing building, outbuildings and stockade fence. Traffic will be maintained.

Leffingwell Avenue

Schedule Date: Proposed 2020

Location Detail: City Limits to Knapp Street

Cold mill existing 3-lane asphalt surface and resurface with 2 courses of HMA. Two-way traffic will be maintained.

Lowell Bridge #16 – Jackson Street over the Grand River

Schedule Date: Proposed 2020

Location Detail: Jackson Street north of Grand River Drive

Preventative maintenance project including deck expansion joint replacement, and concrete substructure repair. Traffic will be detoured.

Plainfield Township

Schedule Date: 2020 TBD

Location Detail: Local Road Improvement Projects

This list includes the local road improvements in Plainfield that are typically cost-shared between KCRC and the township. Local roads are generally shorter distance, two-lane collector roads and residential streets. Please note: Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, projects and scheduling are subject to change.

Segwun Avenue

Schedule Date: (Proposed) 2020

Location Detail: Alden Nash Avenue to Grand River Drive

The Kent County Road Commission is planning to widen Segwun Avenue to provide a center turn lane between Alden Nash Avenue and Grand River Drive.

This project will provide for a three-lane roadway, one lane in each direction and a center turn lane.  Work will include tree removal, ditches, concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer replacement, earthwork, grading, sand subbase, aggregate base, asphalt paving, pavement markings and restoration. A Public Hearing regarding the proposed project has been scheduled for February 25.

Project Open House
January 15, 2020
5 - 7 PM
Lowell Township Offices
2910 Alden Nash SE
Representatives from KCRC and Moore & Bruggink Inc. will be present to answer questions about the proposed construction.

Spencer Bridge No 16 (Hatch Avenue) - CURRENTLY CLOSED

Schedule Date: Spring 2020

Location Detail: Hatch Avenue over Black Creek

A portion of the north culvert has deteriorated, causing an unsafe condition and current closure of Hatch Avenue over Black Creek at the culvert. Repair work on the metal culvert began in Fall 2019; however, due to high water and inclement winter weather, further repair has been postponed until Spring 2020. The repair project is projected to be completed by Summer 2020.

Spencer Bridge No 38 (Larsen Avenue) - CURRENTLY CLOSED

Schedule Date: (Proposed) 2020

Location Detail: Larsen Avenue over Clear Creek

The north culvert has deflected inward causing an unsafe condition and temporary closure at the culvert on Larsen Avenue over Clear Creek. A single span bridge is planned to be installed in 2020 to replace the 41-year-old metal culverts. The bidding of the project is scheduled for late winter with installation of the bridge projected for Summer 2020.