Road ConstructionThe following is the City of Kentwood's tentative road construction and maintenance schedule for the summer. Major streets scheduled for maintenance include:
- Kalamazoo Avenue – 52nd Street to 60th Street
- East Paris Avenue – 52nd Street to 60th Street
- Breton Avenue – 44th Street to 52nd Street, excluding the roundabout
- Walma Avenue – 44th Street to Breton Avenue, excluding the roundabout
Slag and fog treatments on Kalamazoo, East Paris, Breton and Walma, as well as 50th Street, Falcon View Avenue, Air Lane Drive and Barden Court are currently delayed due to a stone shortage.
Rehabilitation of Sparks Drive SE and Forest Hill Avenue SE from East Paris Avenue SE to Burton Street SE is underway and slated for completion in August. As part of the next phase of work, the north half of the Forest Hill and Burton intersection will be closed beginning Friday, Aug. 9. Forest Hill Avenue will not have access from the south end until the completion of the project. Residents on Forest Hill Avenue will need to take the detour to reach their homes from Cascade Road.
We recognize this closure is an inconvenience, but it is necessary in order for the contractor to be able to complete the work prior to when area schools are back in session. We appreciate your patience and cooperation throughout this project. When complete, the upgrades at the intersection of Burton and Forest Hill, including new right turn lanes for Forest Hill and a new traffic signal, will reduce congestion and new pavement will mean major work to the intersection will not be necessary for many years. Traffic delays should be anticipated; commuters are strongly advised to take alternate routes. Detours will be posted and there will be electronic sign boards to give commuters advance notice before each major change in traffic.
A number of neighborhood roads will receive cape seal treatments in September. A cape seal is a multiple component treatment designed to create a smooth surface with increased durability. Cape seal projects will take two non-consecutive days on each segment of road, and no street parking will be available while the work occurs.
Other preventative street maintenance work, including routine street marking, crack sealing and patching is scheduled to take place during the summer months as crews have capacity. The City aims to have its resurfacing and routine maintenance completed by the end of September. 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 - August
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
***Construction cost are estimates
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. To view a map of Grand Rapids area road constuction, visit Grand Valley Metro Council's website.