Construction on the Shaver Road Reconstruction Project will begin on Monday, May 1, 2023. This project will be constructed over two years. Year one of the project affects Shaver Road from the south city limits to Oakland Drive and includes the installation of barrier-free access at all sidewalk crossings including tactile warning surfaces, pavement milling, and resurfacing. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed by mid-June 2023.
The City of Portage is committed to keeping the traffic flowing during the construction period. Periods of lane restrictions will occur; however, access to driveways will be maintained except for brief periods during milling and paving operations. Traffic delays can be expected in this area. Motorists are urged to seek an alternate route and use caution while driving in the project area.
The second year of this project includes the replacement of water main from Oakland Drive to Vanderbilt Avenue, pavement milling, and asphalt resurfacing. The expected construction period for the second phase is March through June 2024.
For more information, call the Department of Transportation & Utilities at 329-4422.