General Information for Property Owners Regarding Local (Plat/Neighborhood) Paving Projects
The 21 townships of Kent County cost-share with KCRC to fund local road improvements. KCRC and the given township each pay 50% of the cost of paved local road improvements, including reconstruction, resurfacing and pavement preservation. Therefore, local road improvement strategies are tailored to meet the available resources and specific needs of each township.
The following is basic information relating to pavement projects along local roads or within neighborhoods.
Property Access: Access to residences will be maintained during the project.
Sprinklers, Invisible Dog Fences, Homeowner-Placed Utilities: Underground sprinkling systems, invisible dog fencing or other private, homeowner-placed underground utilities are not permitted in the public road right-of-way (the area that directly abuts the road and generally extends about 15 feet past the pavement on either side of the road). KCRC understands that these underground assets sometimes may be placed within the right-of-way, regardless.
Schedule: KCRC affords its contractors flexibility in scheduling to achieve the best contract price possible. While inconvenient for planning purposes, this helps to stretch tax dollars.
Restoration: Upon completion of the project, grass in the right-of-way will be restored by KCRC within approximately two weeks. After KCRC spreads the grass seed, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to water and maintain the area to assist with regrowth.