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. 

South Westnedge Avenue - Mall Drive to Dawnlee Avenue
Description:  Asphalt milling and repaving with replacement of existing cast iron water main with new ductile iron water main, fire hydrants and water services.  The project also includes the replacement of the Milham Avenue/South Westnedge Avenue traffic signal along with sidewalk improvements to meet ADA requirements.
Cost:  $2,400,000
Status:  Bids received, awaiting MDOT award.
Anticipated Start Date:  May 4, 2015
Anticipated Completion:  August 2015 

West Osterhout Avenue Resurfacing Project

Description:  Widening of bike lanes, replacement of railroad crossing and pavement resurfacing.  Also, included in the project is the installation of sanitary sewer main on West Osterhout Avenue from Lloy Street to South Westnedge Avenue. 
Cost:  $1,200,000
Status:  Awaiting MDOT bid.
Anticipated Start Date:  August 10, 2015
Anticipated Completion:  October 31, 2015

Pine View Drive Sanitary Sewer Project
Installation of sanitary sewer main and resurfacing on Pine View Drive from Chaucer Street to Bacon Road. 
Cost:  $300,000
Status:  Under Design.
Anticipated Start Date:  August 2015
Anticipated Completion:  October 2015