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

Portage Road/Stryker Way Traffic Signal

Description: Installation of new traffic signal at Portage Road and Stryker Way with southbound deceleration lane for Stryker Way. Work includes installation of ADA ramps and pedestrian push buttons.

Construction Cost: $423,574.54 (MDOT TEDF Grant - $259,605.00/Stryker to fund rest)
Anticipated Start Date: April 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: August 31, 2018
Status: Foundations for new mast arms have been poured.

Oakland Drive/Vanderbilt Avenue Flashing Traffic Beacon
Description: Installation of new flashing traffic beacon at intersection of Oakland Drive and Vanderbilt Avenue.

Estimated Construction Cost: $40,000
Anticipated Start Date: June 25, 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: September 14, 2018
Status: Awaiting MDOT bid letting May 2018

Major Street Reconstruction

South Westnedge Avenue, Romence Road to Mall Drive
Description: Mill and resurface 4 inches of asphalt, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks, ADA ramps, water main hydrant extensions, storm sewer improvements and traffic signal replacement at J L Hudson Drive. Storm sewer improvements includes replacement of existing storm lines and the installation of a storm sewer relief outlet for South Westnedge Avenue east of J L Hudson Drive.

Estimated Construction Cost: $3,000,000 (MDOT TIP Funding - $700,000)
Anticipated Start Date: May 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: September 14, 2018
Status: Awaiting MDOT award of contract

West Centre Avenue, 12th Street to Oakland Drive
Description: Mill and resurface 4 inches of asphalt, concrete curb and gutter, ADA ramps, extension of island boulevard left turn pockets in select locations, new sidewalk installation on south side from Old Centre Avenue to Oakland Drive, pedestrian push buttons, and traffic signal replacement at Oakland Drive.

Estimated Construction Cost: $1,800,000 (MDOT TIP Funding - $1,300,000)
Anticipated Start Date: June 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: September 28, 2018
Status: Awaiting MDOT bid letting May 2018

Oakland Drive, West Milham Avenue to I-94
Description: Mill and resurface 4 inches of asphalt, concrete curb and gutter, sidewalks, ADA ramps, water main hydrant extensions at Hemlock Avenue and replacement of water main across Oakland Drive at Rosewood Avenue, installation of water lead and sanitary sewer manhole to service future development.

Construction Cost: $549,239.25
Anticipated Start Date: May 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: August 3, 2018
Status: Awaiting award of contract

Rockford Street, Schuring Road to Romence Road
Description: Mill and resurface 2 inches of asphalt, concrete curb and gutter, ADA ramps, storm sewer improvements and restoration.

Estimated Construction Cost: $300,000
Anticipated Start Date: June 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: September 2018
Status: Awaiting contractor bids

Portage Road/Lakeview Drive Intersection Realignment
Description: Realign the intersection of Lakeview Drive and Portage Road to approximately 150 feet south, including concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk, ADA ramps, storm sewer improvements and the construction of Lakeview Court cul-de-sac.

Estimated Construction Cost: $475,000
Anticipated Start Date: August 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: July 2019
Status: Awaiting MDOT bid letting July 2018

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 conformance with city ordinances, storm drainage improvements, ADA sidewalk ramps, asphalt resurfacing and restoration.

Construction Cost: $1,038,360.35
Anticipated Start Date: September 2017
Anticipated Completion Date: June 30, 2018
Status: Fall work complete. Spring work began April 2018.

List of Streets to be Reconstructed:

  • Lynhill Street, Wedgwood Drive to end
  • Rugby Street, Wedgwood Drive to end
  • Tamworth Street, Wedgwood Drive to end
  • Wedgwood Drive, Angling Road to end
  • Balmoral Street, south end to north end
  • Biscayne Avenue, Balmoral Street to Sprinkle Road
  • Florinda Avenue, Balmoral Street to Biscayne Avenue
  • Pompano Avenue, Balmoral Street to Sprinkle Road
  • Windwood Street, Biscayne Avenue to Pompano Avenue
  • Coulter Avenue, Buckhorn Street to Manhattan Street
  • Waylee Street, E. Centre Avenue to end
  • Montague Drive, S. Westnedge Avenue to West end of Aldersgate Drive
  • Aldersgate Drive, Montague Drive to West End

Wetherbee Avenue, Portage Road to Woodlawn Drive Utility Project

Description: Installation of new sanitary sewer and water main, storm sewer improvements, curb and gutter and sidewalk along the north side of Wetherbee Avenue.

Estimated Construction Cost: $400,000
Anticipated Start Date: July 2018
Anticipated Completion Date: September 2018
Status: Finishing design, obtaining permits and easements