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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

Ada Township

Schedule Date: 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.

Algoma Township

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

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.

Byron Township

Schedule Date: August 6 - August 15, 2019

Location Detail: Local Road Paving Projects

The following is a list of paving projects currently proposed/scheduled for the 2019 construction season. These projects are cost-shared between the township and the Kent County Road Commission.

Caledonia Township

Schedule Date: 2019

Location Detail: East Rivershores Drive

The following is a paving project scheduled for the 2019 construction season cost-shared between the township and the Kent County Road Commission.

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.

Gaines Township

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

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.

5 Mile Road

Schedule Date: 2019 Construction Season

Location Detail: Plainfield Avenue to Alpine Avenue

Resurfacing project: Cold mill existing 3-lane asphalt surface and resurface with 2 courses of hot mix asphalt (HMA). Two-way traffic will be maintained.

5 Mile Road

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Location Detail: Plainfield Ave. to East Beltline Ave.

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

6 Mile Road

Schedule Date: 2020 - TBD

Location Detail: Fruit Ridge Ave. to Walker Ave.

Crush and Shape the existing 3-lane asphalt surface and resurface with 2 courses of HMA (hot asphalt mix).  Through traffic will be detoured.

68th Street at Hanna Lake Avenue

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Location Detail: Intersection

Install new traffic signal with box span configuration, LED signal heads, backplates and detection.

7 Mile Road

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Location Detail: Fruit Ridge Ave. to Alpine Ave.

Crush and shape the existing asphalt surface and resurface with 2 courses of HMA (hot mix asphalt).  Through traffic will be detoured.

76th Street (Proposed)

Schedule Date: 2019 Construction Season

Location Detail: Clyde Park Avenue and Gordon Industrial Drive

The proposed project includes the widening of 76th Street to five lanes between Clyde Park Avenue and Gordon Industrial Drive during 2019. Work includes road, bridge and railroad crossing widening, steel piling, precast bridge segments, sand subbase, aggregate base, concrete curb and gutter, asphalt paving, pavement markings and restoration.

A Project Information Open House has been scheduled on December 13, 2018 between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at Byron Township Hall located at 8085 Byron Center Avenue in Byron Center. There is  no planned  presentation;  therefore, those interested may arrive anytime between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

84th Street at Byron Commerce Drive

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Location Detail: Intersection

Install new traffic signal with box span configuration, LED signal heads, backplates and detection.

Byron Bridge #25

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Location Detail: 76th Street over Buck Creek

Superstructure replacement and widening to 5 lanes.  This is in conjunction with the 76th street widening project.  

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.

Caledonia Bridge #30

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Location Detail: 100th Street over the Thornapple River

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

Caledonia Trail Phase 1B

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Construction of a 10-foot wide asphalt non-motorized trail extending from the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail within Caledonia Lakeside Park northeast to 92nd Street and Cherry Valley Avenue and north to 84th Street.  Local match provided by Caledonia Township. 

Cascade Road at 36th Street

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Install new traffic signal with box span configuration, LED signal heads, backplates and detection.

Fred Meijer Flat River Valley and Grand River Valley Rail Trail

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Improvements to existing abandoned rail grades between City of Lowell and City of Greenville and the City of Lowell and City of Saranac to provide a 10-foot wide unpaved non-motorized trail.  Work includes bridge and culvert work, crushed asphalt and grading.  Local match provided by City of Geenville and the County of Ionia. 

Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail Phase 5

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Construction of a 10 foot wide asphalt non-motorized trail extending along the east side of West River Drive between Lankamp Street and North Park Streeet.  This will complete the Musketawa Trail and White Pine Trail.  Local match provided by the County of Kent.

Knapp Street

Schedule Date: 2020- TBD

Location Detail: East of City Limits to East Beltline Ave.

Cold mill and crush and shape existing 2-lane to 6-lane asphalt surface and resurface with 2 courses of HMA (hot mix asphalt).  Through traffic will be detoured west of Leffingwell Avenue and maintained east.

M-6 Trail Connector - Phase 5

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

This phase provides the trail connection to 60th Street and the City of Wyoming's non-motorized Interurban Trail.  Local match provided by County of Kent.

Paul Henry Thornapple Trail (Dutton Spur)

Schedule Date: 2019 - TBD

Construction of a 10-foot wide asphalt non-motorized trail extnding from the existing Paul Henry Trail north of 76th Street and northwest along the abandoned railroad bed, connecting west to Dutton Park and north to 28th Street.  Local match provided by Gaines Township. 

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