Construction Projects

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Road Construction

Neighborhood roads (in green on this map) will receive the second and final step of cape seal treatments in the coming days. The contractor performing the work, Pavement Maintenance Systems, has been delayed due to weather and will be re-notifying residences via new door tags 24 hours in advance. Residents may see a sweeper out on their street removing any loose stone prior to the work. The sweeper will not interfere with getting in or out of residents' driveway or road. 

This work is weather-dependent, meaning rain, lower temperatures and slow-rising temperatures can slow down production. Although the rain may stop in the morning hours, the contractor is not always able continue as soon as the rain ceases. With the wet and lower temperatures combined, sometimes crews need to start production again the following day. 

A cape seal is a multiple component treatment designed to create a smooth surface after the second treatment with increased pavement longevity. Cape seal projects typically take two non-consecutive days on each segment of road to complete (likely one week apart, depending on weather). No street parking will be available while the work occurs, but residents should always have access to their street. Questions can be directed to Pavement Maintenance Systems at 810.724.4767. 

We appreciate the patience of residents and businesses as we work to maintain and improve our streets in Kentwood. To view the 2019 resurfacing map, click here. 


Planned CONSTRUCTION Projects
Rondo/Gerda Road Reconstruction
     June - August
     Construction Cost $1,100,000

44th & Patterson Traffic Signal
     June - August
     Construction Cost $731,000

Spark and Forest Hill Rehabilitation
     June 24 - September
     Construction Cost $1,305,000
2019 Sidewalk Repair Program
     July - August
     Construction Cost $100,000
Pinetree Ave New Sidewalks
     July - September
     Construction Cost $200,000
Veterans Park Improvements

    June - November
    Construction Cost $1,400,000
Old Farm Park New Restrooms
     May 3rd - August
     Construction Cost $468,000
City Hall Renovations
      April 1st - June
      Construction Cost $120,000
Activities Center Facade & Sign
     April - June
     Construction Cost $269,000

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Construction cost are estimates


More Project Information
2020-22 Road Resurfacing
2018 Road Conditions Map
Kent County Road Projects for 2019
MDOT - MiDrive Map


PASER CONDITIONS MAP

The City of Kentwood maintains the highest-rated major street network in Kent County according to hard data compiled by the Grand Valley Metro Council, which is based on PASER ratings.

The PASER scale is a 1-10 rating system for road pavement condition developed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Transportation Information Center. PASER uses visual inspection to evaluate pavement surface conditions. PASER ratings provide a basis for comparing the quality of roadway segments. You can view an interactive map showing Kentwood’s PASER ratings year by year here.

The Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council, or TAMC, is another resource for independent, objective data on the condition of Michigan's roads and bridges and a resource for implementing the concepts of Asset Management. TAMC’s interactive maps can be found here.

To view a map of Grand Rapids area road construction, visit Grand Valley Metro Council's website


Other Ways to Stay Up-to-Date

You can visit the City's Facebook and Twitter for road work notices and reminders. Follow MDOT's Grand Region on Twitter for updates as well.