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. 

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. 95% 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. 80% 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 underway. 5% 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: Water main line work continues, with water services and testing later this month. Paving of the northbound lanes and switching traffic to follow. 45% 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 2017
Status: Road closed to thru traffic and pavement milling complete except for the section of road between Prestwick and Romence Road. Sanitary sewer main construction underway. 20% 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: Construction underway.

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: Contract awarded to Balkema Excavating. Construction pending.

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: August 24, 2017
Anticipated Completion: June 30, 2018
Status: Out for construction bids. Project has been split into two phases for fall 2017 and spring 2018.