2023 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Below, you'll find the tentative schedule for 2023 street maintenance and improvement projects in Kentwood. We aim to have summer resurfacing and routine maintenance completed by the end of October. You can view the 2023 street resurfacing and maintenance map and find more information on all the projects listed below here.
During the road construction season, we appreciate the partnership of residents and businesses as we work to maintain and improve this important infrastructure.
52nd Street SE – Kalamazoo to Breton - COMPLETED
- Estimated timeline: May –Oct. 3*
- Project description: Full reconstruction that will include a new water main on the north side of 52nd Street, new asphalt pavement surface on the roadway and a new traffic signal at the intersection of 52nd Street and Stauffer Avenue.
- Traffic impact: During construction, 52nd Street will remain open to one-way traffic in the eastbound direction only. Westbound traffic will need to follow a posted detour using Kalamazoo Avenue, 44th Street and Breton Avenue. Construction personnel and cones will direct residents on how to reach their property. Emergency services will always have access to properties.
- Property owners affected by this project were notified by letter and a public information meeting was held May 3. Mail delivery and trash pickup will not be disrupted.
- 52nd St Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 5-18-23
- 52nd St Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 6-1-23
- 52nd St Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 6-15-23
- 52nd St Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 6-27-23
- 52nd St Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 7-13-23
- 52nd St Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 7-27-23
- 52nd St Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 8-9-23
- 52nd St Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 8-24-23
- 52nd St Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 9-7-23
Meadowlane Drive SE Reconstruction
- Estimated timeline: May– Sept. 29*
- Project description: Full reconstruction that will include a new concrete curb and gutter, new concrete sidewalks and concrete driveway approaches, asphalt pavement surface on the roadway, storm sewer installation, water main installation and sanitary sewer installation.
- Traffic impact: Meadowlane Drive will remain open throughout construction to residents and their guests. At times, access to properties may be from a single direction on a one-way gravel lane. Temporary driveway material will be placed and maintained to ensure access to homes. There will be times during the project (up to a week at a time) when driveways will be inaccessible and residents will need to park in the street. Emergency services will always have access to properties.
- Water service: There will be circumstances for up to four-hour periods that properties will be without water while the contractor completes work. Residents will be notified a minimum of 24 hours before any water shutoff.
- Property owners affected by the project were informed by letter. Mail delivery and trash pickup will not be disrupted.
- Meadowlane Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 5-18-23
- Meadowlane Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 6-1-23
- Meadowlane Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 6-15-23
- Meadowlane Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 7-13-23
- Meadowlane Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 7-27-23
- Meadowlane Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 8-9-23
- Meadowlane Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 8-24-23
- Meadowlane Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 9-7-23
- Meadowlane Construction Progress Meeting Minutes 9-21-23
- Final restoration is underway for this project, which began in June 2022.
- The project included full reconstruction, including narrowing the existing roadway pavement for the construction of a new non-motorized trail on the north side of the street. The street will receive new concrete curb and gutter, new concrete driveway approaches and new asphalt pavement surface on the roadway.
*Please note: Construction schedules are dependent on weather.
Message boards on major streets will give drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists advance notice of when closures will begin.
More information about other planned projects will be added to this page as details are confirmed. Community members can sign up to be notified when construction updates are added to the City’s website and receive updates via Facebook and Twitter.
Information Regarding Private Utility Work
Private utility companies including AT&T of Michigan and Metronet may be seen completing work in or around your neighborhood. This work may include upgrades and repairs to each company’s systems to better serve the community.
Scheduled work hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. However, some hours may be restricted due to traffic volumes. For questions about this or other work in public rights-of-way, contact the Kentwood Engineering Department at 616.554.0737.
For work performed on private property in platted utility easements or private easements acquired by a private utility company, please contact the company directly.
- AT&T: 616.392.9968
- Metronet: 877.386.3876
Complaints can also be filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission online, by phone at 800.292.9555 or via mail to: MPSC Customer Assistance, P.O. Box 30221, Lansing, MI 48909.
RECAP OF 2022 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
You can view the 2022 street resurfacing and maintenance map here and find more information on 2022 projects listed below.
East Paris Avenue SE from 28th Street to 36th Street
- A Michigan Department of Transportation resurfacing project to replace the pavement.
Jefferson Avenue SE from 44th Street to Montebello Street
- Full reconstruction, including new concrete curb and gutter, new concrete sidewalks and driveway approaches, new asphalt pavement surface on the roadway, repairs to the storm sewer system and new water main installation.
Neighborhood Cape Seal Treatments
Several neighborhoods, as shown on this map, received a cape seal, which is designed to create a smooth surface with increased durability. Cape seal projects take two non-consecutive days on each segment of road. Patching and crack sealing work took place in advance to prepare the road for this treatment.
More Project Information
PASER CONDITIONS MAP
The City of Kentwood maintains one of the highest-rated major street networks 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 sign up to receive notifications when this webpage is updated. You can also visit the City's Facebook and Twitter for road work notices and reminders. Follow MDOT's Grand Region on Twitter for updates as well.