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2021 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Below you'll find the tentative schedule for 2021 street maintenance and improvement projects in Kentwood. We aim to have summer resurfacing and routine maintenance completed by September. 

With road construction season now upon us, we appreciate the partnership of residents and businesses as we work to maintain and improve this important infrastructure. You can view the 2021 street resurfacing and maintenance map and find more information on all the projects listed below. 

Andover, Lyles, Heyboer, Blaine, Brinks and 51st streets
32nd Street Rehabilitation from Breton Avenue to Shaffer Avenue
Neighborhood Cape Seal Treatments
  • Estimated timeline: July-August*
  • Several neighborhoods, as depicted on this map, will receive a cape seal, which 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. Patching and crack sealing work will take place in advance to prepare the road for this treatment.
  • Affected homeowners were informed via direct mailing.  View the construction notice for more information.
32nd Street Repaving West City Limits to Breton Avenue
Annual Sidewalk Repair
  • Estimated timeline: July 12-Oct. 12*
  • Several properties, as depicted on this map, will have deficient sidewalk slabs replaced as part of our annual sidewalk repair program. 
  • Affected homeowners were informed via direct mailing. Any questions can be directed to Engineering at 616.554.0737
*Construction schedule is dependent on weather and COVID-19 circumstances

More information about other planned projects will be added as details are confirmed.

Recap of 2020 CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

44th Street Rehabilitation - Breton Ave to Shaffer Ave
  • Estimated timeline: April 13 -August 14
  • Construction cost: $1,553,000*
52nd Street Reconstruction - Division Ave to Kellogg Woods Dr
  • Estimated timeline: July-August 28
  • Replace watermain, adding sidewalk, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer
  • Construction cost: $470,000*
29th Street Resurfacing - West City Limits to  28th St
  • Estimated timeline: Early August-end of August
  • Construction cost: $1,300,000*
Andover St, Heyboer Ave, Sunny Creek St
  • Estimated timeline: May-August
  • Watermain replacement
  • Construction cost: $824,000*
Burton and East Paris Intersection Improvements 
  • Estimated timeline: August-end of September
  • Add right turn lane on west bound Burton and south bound East Paris and new traffic signal
  • Construction cost: $500,000*
Roger B Chaffee Dr
  • Estimated timeline: May-early October
  • Replace watermain, adding sidewalk (1 side) and delineating cul-de-sac
  • Construction cost: $600,000*

*Construction costs are estimates

More Project Information
2021 Street Resurfacing and Rehabilitation Program
2020-22 Road Resurfacing
2019 Road Conditions Map
Kent County Road Projects for 2020
MDOT - MiDrive Map


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.