Wing Avenue

Engineering

Wing AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION
 

This summer, we are working to improve Wing Avenue from 60th Street to 52nd Street. The construction project includes reconstructing the road, improving sight distance, safety improvements, new watermain, new storm sewer, new sanitary sewer, and an improved trailhead.

The design team worked to retain the natural character of the corridor and will preserve more than 85 percent of its trees.

Throughout the summer, the construction will impact those who travel the road regularly. The City’s contractor, C&D Hughes, will ensure that there is access to all homes along the corridor. Service such as mail, deliveries, and trash pick-up will also have access to homes throughout the duration of the project. This means those living on Wing Avenue should not experience an interruption in your regular services. 

We apologize for this temporary inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience as we work to improve the corridor.

This page is dedicated to keeping you informed about the construction on Wing Avenue. You may bookmark this page for reference throughout the summer.

Construction Notice Letter


Project Phases & Important Dates
Construction began April 16.

Phase 1
Utility Construction 
Complete
60th to Paris Park

Phase 1B
Watermain Construction
Complete
Paris Park Dr

Phase 2
Utility Construction 

May 21 – July 27
Paris Park to 52nd Street

Phase 3
Road reconstruction and restoration work
July 28 - September 14 

Project complete by September 30

Please note that these dates are approximate and subject to change.


Inspector for Project
Bob Heileg
616.291.2354

Tim Bradshaw, City of Kentwood Engineer
Bradshawt@kentwood.us
616.554.0739 


Traffic
You can expect detours and road closures around Wing Avenue throughout the summer. All detours will be clearly marked. Residents will have access to their homes during construction.

Check back on this page for updates on road closings and timelines.


Paul B. Henry Trail Parking

Closed for project.

The parking lot at the trailhead of the Paul B. Henry Trail will also undergo renovations during the summer. We recommend that trail users park at Stauffer Station near 52nd Street during the project. Please note: Portions of the trail will be closed during construction.

Wing Avenue Traffic

Impact on U.S. Postal Service, & Deliveries and
We are working with U.S. Postal Service to ensure you get your mail and packages. During the construction, mailboxes will need to be removed to accommodate large equipment. Temporary mailboxes will be placed near 60th Street and 52nd Street designated by the USPS.

After the project is complete, your mailbox will be reinstalled in the old location meeting postal service standards.  


Garbage Pick-up

The contractor will maintain access to the homes for trash pick-up.  You may need to place your container in a different location, such as the other side of the street. Please contact your waste hauler for more detailed information.


Bus Stops

If you have children who ride the school bus, the location of the bus stop may be change during the construction. We will do our best to keep you informed; bus drivers will also remind your children of any changes. 


Claims
If your property experiences damage as a result of the construction, please contact Inspector Bob, or Tim Bradshaw for assistance.


Resources 
     Wing Avenue Corridor Study Flyer - updated

Informational meeting presentation from September 13, 2017
     Presentation  
     Questions and Answers from 9-13-17 Meeting

Slide Presentation from the City Commission meeting held on February 7, 2017
     Wing Ave Natural Beauty Road

Powerpoint presentation from the City Commission meeting held on January 17, 2017
     Presentation
     Final Wing Avenue Corridor Study Report

Workshop Materials 
On December 5 we held a public workshop for Wing Avenue. 
     Station 1:  General Information
     Station 2:  City Policy Updates
     Station 3:  Traffic Implications
     Station 4:  Design Elements

   Questions and Answers from the August Public Meeting
   Questions and Answers from the October Public Meeting

 

Thank you for your help in Wing Avenue Study!