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Local Agencies’ “Fleets through the Streets” Celebrate National Public Works Week

Local Agencies’ “Fleets through the Streets” Celebrate National Public Works Week

Local public works and road agencies are sending their “fleets through the streets” in celebration of National Public Works Week, running May 16 - 22.

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Work Zone Safety Poster Contest Again Invites Third Graders to Promote Safe Driving Habits

Work Zone Safety Poster Contest Again Invites Third Graders to Promote Safe Driving Habits

Third-grade artists now have until Wednesday, May 12 to submit a caution-sign entry for the Work Zone Safety Poster Contest.

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Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Lifted March 24

Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Lifted March 24

Local road agencies will lift seasonal speed and weight restrictions beginning Wednesday, March 24 at 6 a.m.

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Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning March 1

Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning March 1

Beginning Monday, March 1at 6 a.m., Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions will be enforced by KCRC and other local road agencies.

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Take Advantage of Fall; Shake Your Mailbox

Take Advantage of Fall; Shake Your Mailbox

With winter just around the corner, we’re urging residents to give their mailbox an aggressive shake; if the mailbox moves, it most likely needs maintenance to withstand the winter season and storm response efforts.

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Elections Are Coming: Here’s the Criteria for Political Signs in County Road ROW

Elections Are Coming: Here’s the Criteria for Political Signs in County Road ROW

KCRC has reached out to candidates and election parties to remind them of criteria that must be followed when placing signs in the county road right-of-way.

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KCRC Coloring Book Provides Fun and Educational Stay-at-Home Resource

KCRC Coloring Book Provides Fun and Educational Stay-at-Home Resource

The Kent County Road Commission has brought its coloring book online to provide an additional resource for families seeking a stay-at-home activity for children that is fun and educational. 

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Seasonal Restrictions LIFTED March 19 at 6AM

Seasonal Restrictions LIFTED March 19 at 6AM

Beginning Thursday, March 19 at 6 a.m., seasonal weight and speed restrictions will be lifted by KCRC and other local agencies.

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KCRC Adjusts Schedule in Response to Union Strike Against Rieth-Riley Construction 

KCRC Adjusts Schedule in Response to Union Strike Against Rieth-Riley Construction 

The Kent Count Road Commission 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.

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Why Are You Putting Tar and Gravel on Paved Roads?

Why Are You Putting Tar and Gravel on Paved Roads?

Chip Seal, or “Sealcoat,” is an integral part of KCRC’s preventive maintenance efforts, serving as a cost effective surface treatment that extends pavement life.

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Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions LIFTED April 10

Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions LIFTED April 10

Beginning Wednesday, April 10 at 6:00 a.m., Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions will be LIFTED.

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Why Aren’t You Grading My Gravel Road?

Why Aren’t You Grading My Gravel Road?

With muddy conditions and frost coming out of the ground, grading can actually worsen road conditions rather than improve them.

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Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning March 8

Seasonal Weight & Speed Restrictions Enforced Beginning March 8

Beginning Friday, March 8 at 6 a.m., Seasonal Weight and Speed Restrictions will be enforced by the Kent County Road Commission and other neighboring road agencies.

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Part-time/Temporary Employment Opportunity

Part-time/Temporary Employment Opportunity

Kent County Road Commission is accepting applications for the Maintenance and Equipment Divisions. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license. Wages range from $12-$14/hour; some nights and weekends may be required.

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Political Election Signs in Right of Way

Political Election Signs in Right of Way

KCRC permits the placement of posters/signs advertising one’s candidacy within county right-of-way with certain restrictions and in accordance with KCRC's Political Election Signs policy

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KCRC Receives Additional $9 Million under State’s Proposed 2019 Budget

KCRC Receives Additional $9 Million under State’s Proposed 2019 Budget

The state’s proposed 2019 budget includes two increases to transportation: a general fund revenue increase of $175 million ($3.5 million, KCRC) and a one-time surplus revenue increase of 300 million ($6 million, KCRC)

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Accelerated Grass Growth: Proceed with Caution

Accelerated Grass Growth: Proceed with Caution

Continuing its systematic mowing of nearly 5,000 mile of right of way, KCRC and the Kent County Sheriff’s Department ask drivers and non-motorized road users to use extra caution when site distance is impacted by tall grass.

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Students Honored for Work Zone Safety Poster Designs

Students Honored for Work Zone Safety Poster Designs

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KCRC Receives $3.3 M Funding Increase

KCRC Receives $3.3 M Funding Increase

KCRC will add approximately 25 additional road miles of improvements thanks to the supplemental appropriation from Michigan Legislature, signed by Gov. Synder

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KCRC Reviews Successful Construction Season

KCRC Reviews Successful Construction Season

Surpassing targets, KCRC achieved 403 lane miles of improvements in 2017, an increase of 74 lane miles over what was accomplished in 2016.

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