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 - East Milham Avenue to north city limits
Description:  Asphalt milling and paving with sidewalk improvements for ADA requirements.
Cost:  Estimated cost of $700,000

Status:  Awarded to Michigan Paving & Materials
Anticipated Start Date:  April 15, 2014
Anticipated Completion:  July 2014

Portage Road - Lakeview Avenue to East Centre Avenue
Description: Asphalt milling and repaving, drainage improvements, driveway construction and sidewalk upgrades for ADA requirements.
Cost:  Estimated cost of $1,000,000

Status: Under Design
Start Date: Summer 2014
Anticipated Completion: Fall 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:  Estimated cost of $700,000

Status:  Under design
Anticipated Start Date:  July 2014
Anticipated Completion:  October 2014

Metsa Court (dead end to Portage Road) and South Westnedge Avenue Water Main (Matteson Ct. to Osterhout Ave.)
Description:  Water main installation and restoration.
Cost:  Estimated cost $50,000 (Metsa) and $275,000 (South Westnedge)

Status:  Under design
Anticipated Start Date:  Spring 2014
Anticipated Completion:  August 2014

Oregon Avenue Sidewalk Improvements - west side from Van Hoesen Blvd. to Idaho Ave.
Description:  Installation of new sidewalk along the west.
Cost:  $42,000

Status:  Awarded to Northern Construction
Anticipated Start Date:  June 16, 2014
Anticipated Completion:  July 18, 2014