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. 

Portage Road - Lakeview Avenue to East Centre Avenue
Description: Asphalt milling and repaving, drainage improvements, driveway construction and sidewalk upgrades for ADA requirements.
Cost:  $690,000

Status: Awarded to Reith-Riley Construction.
Start Date: August 18, 2014
Anticipated Completion: September 2014

South Westnedge Avenue - South Shore Drive to Melody Avenue
Description:  Asphalt pavement reconstruction, water main replacement, drainage improvements and sidewalk upgrades for ADA requirements.
Cost:  $1,014,000

Status:  Awarded to Milbocker & Sons, Inc.
Start Date:  Work began on July 14, 2014.
Anticipated Completion:  October 31, 2014

Metsa Court (dead end to Portage Road) and
Description:  Water main installation and restoration.
Cost:  $329,869 (includes South Westnedge Water Main Project)

Status:  Awarded to Peters Construction of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Anticipated Start Date:  September 22, 2014
Anticipated Completion:  October 31, 2014


South Westnedge Avenue Water Main (Matteson Court to Osterhout Avenue)
Description:  Water main installation and restoration.
Cost:  $329,869 (includes Metsa Court Water Main Project)

Status:  Awarded to Peters Construction of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Anticipated Start Date:  August 18, 2014
Anticipated Completion:  October 2014

Oakland Drive - I-94 to West Kilgore Road
Description: 
Asphalt milling and paving with sidewalk improvements for ADA requirements with minor widening to accommodate non-motorized transportation.
Cost:  $430,000
Status:  Under design.
Anticipated Start Date:  September 2014
Anticipated Completion:  April 2015

Portage Road - East Centre Avenue to Romence Road Parkway
Description:  Asphalt milling and paving including widening to accommodate left turn lane addition.
Estimated Cost:  $1,000,000
Status:  Under construction.
Start Date:  July 28, 2014
Anticipated Completion Date:  October 2014

2014 Storm Drainage Improvements
Description:  Installation/replacement of storm drainage, piping and restoration on Woodhams Avenue, Squire Heath Lane and Prosperity Drive.
Estimated Cost:  $1,000,000
Status:  Bid awarded to Quantum Construction.
Anticipated Start Date:  August 18, 2014
Anticipated Completion Date:  October 31, 2014

2014/2015 Local Street Reconstruction
Description:  Reconstruction of selected local streets (listed below) which includes removal and replacement of new asphalt surface and sidewalk and curb repairs as needed.
Estimated Cost:  $992,069.26
Status:  Contract awarded to Michigan Paving & Materials.
Anticipated Start Date:  August 2014
Anticipated Completion Date:  June 2015


2014 List of Streets for Reconstruction

Fairfield Road, Evans to east end

Bender Road, Evans to east end

Evans Street, Indian to Fairfield

Indian Road, Evans to east end

Cherryview Drive, Westnedge to Oakview

Oakview Drive, Westnedge to Cedarview

Cedarview Drive, Oakview to south end

Elmview Drive, Oakview to east end

Schoolview Drive, Cherryview to south end

Hickoryview Drive, Oakview to east end

Orangeview Drive, Cherryview to Cedarview

Roseview Drive, Oakview to End

Shuman Street, Rolling Hill to Beethoven

Tall Trees Avenue, Shuman to End

Fox Crossing Drive, Chestnut Ridge to Tall Trees

Chestnut Ridge Avenue, Shuman to End

Dogwood Drive, 1525 to 1130

Schuur Street, 10735 to north end

Sugarloaf, Shaver to Schuur

Mapleview, Shaver to Schuur

Holly, Schuur to End

Ruth, Westnedge to Naomi

Naomi, Della to Ruth


Gladys Street/Newport Road
Description:  Reconstruction of streets which includes removal and replacement of new asphalt surface and sidewalk and curb repairs as needed.
Estimated Cost:  $233,190.92
Status:  Contract awarded to Michigan Paving & Materials
Anticipated Start Date:  August 2014
Anticipated Completion Date:  October 2014