Construction Projects

 

The Department of Transportation & Utilities is responsible for planning, engineering and construction of public infrastructure projects in Portage. The city also coordinates with the Michigan Department of Transportation for projects involving Interstate 94 and US-131 and with the Kalamazoo County Road Commission on county road projects. 


Traffic Signal Projects

South Westnedge Avenue/Kilgore Road Traffic Signal Upgrade
Description: New traffic signal, mast arms, traffic signal controller, pedestrian sidewalk and barrier free improvements.
Capital Improvement Budget: $316,307.20
Anticipated Start Date: January 2017
Anticipated Completion: June 2017
Status: New traffic signals installed on mast arms, concrete sidewalk and curb complete. Final signing, pavement markings and restoration pending. Project complete. 

South Westnedge Avenue/Romence Road Traffic Signal
Description: New traffic signal, mast arms, traffic signal controller, streetlighting, and barrier free improvements.
Capital Improvement Budget: $356,695.06
Anticipated Start Date: March 2017
Anticipated Completion: July 2017
Status: Final walk through with MDOT held June 19th. Project complete. 

West Centre Avenue/Old Centre Road Traffic Signal
Description: New traffic signal installation to provide protected turn movements. Also includes construction of west bound right turn lane. 
Capital Improvement Budget: $294,965.33
Anticipated Start Date: November 2016
Anticipated Completion: June 2017
Status: New traffic signal activated. Minor restoration items remain and final walk through pending. Project is 98% complete.

West Centre/Cooley Drive Traffic Signal
Description: New traffic signal installation to provide protected turn movements at Cooley Drive and Greenspire Development.
Capital Improvement Budget: $446,967.80
Anticipated Start Date: April 2017
Anticipated Completion: July 2017
Status: New traffic signal installed but not activated. Widening work on Cooley Drive is underway with widening at Greenspire Drive underway. Cooley Avenue widening is complete. Project is 90% complete. 

Major Street Reconstruction

Portage Road, Mandigo Avenue to Osterhout Avenue

Description: Street reconstruction including storm drainage improvements and bike lane construction, sidewalk extension on the east side from Mandigo Avenue to Osterhout Avenue.
Cost: $759,151.86
Anticipated Start Date: June 2017
Anticipated Completion: September 15, 2017
Status: Road closed and detour in place. Utility relocation and storm drainage improvements complete. Retaining walls and concrete curb and gutter installed. Road scheduled to be paved Saturday, September 23, 2017. Project is 85% complete. 

Shaver Road, Vanderbilt Avenue to West Centre Avenue

Description: Barrier pedestrian improvements, pavement resurfacing and water main replacement.
Cost: $2,460,199.82
Anticipated Start Date: May 2017
Anticipated Completion: September 2017
Status: Paving complete. Open to traffic. Final restoration underway. Project is 98% complete.  

Angling Road, Squire Heath to Romence Road (with Sanitary Sewer Project #417-S)

Description: Bike lane construction and storm drainage improvements. Street reconstruction to be completed in conjunction with sanitary sewer installation. 
Cost: $1,301,757.95
Anticipated Start Date: May 2017
Anticipated Completion: September 23, 2017
Status: Road closed to thru traffic. Sanitary sewer main line installation and storm drainage improvements complete. Paving complete. Project is 90% complete. 

Oakland Drive, Katie Court to West Centre Avenue
Description: Resurfacing of Oakland Drive, North of Katie Court to Centre Avenue, approximately 4,810 feet in length, including structure adjustment, milling, striping, and slope restoration.
Cost: $163,364.80
Anticipated Start Date: July 17, 2017
Anticipated Completion: August 2017
Status: Project complete.
 
Local Street Reconstruction

Chopin Avenue and Mozart Street Water Main Project #317-W

Description: Install water main and appurtenances in Chopin Avenue from Mozart Street to West End and Mozart from Chopin Avenue to North End to serve existing properties on these sections of Chopin Avenue and Mozart Street.
Cost: $220,644
Anticipated Start Date: June 2017
Anticipated Completion: September 15, 2017
Status: Water main line installed and passed testing. Paving installation complete. Final restoration underway. Project is 95% complete. 

2017 Local Street Reconstruction
Description: "Complete Street" enhancements, connections of existing sidewalk, widening of sub-standard narrow streets, removal and restoration of existing parking areas in non-conformance with city ordinances, storm drainage improvements ADA sidewalk ramps and asphalt resurfacing.
Cost: $1,320,000
Anticipated Start Date: September 11, 2017
Anticipated Completion: June 30, 2018
Status: Project has been split into two phases for fall 2017 and spring 2018.