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 - Dawnlee to Mall Drive
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 upgrades to the Idaho Avenue, Plaza Drive and Mall Drive traffic signals along with sidewalk improvements for ADA requirements.
Cost:  $2,400,000
Status:  Design complete with bidding scheduled with MDOT in March 2015.
Anticipated Start Date:  Late April 2015
Anticipated Completion:  August 2015

Oakland Drive - I-94 to West Kilgore Road
Asphalt milling and paving with sidewalk improvements for ADA requirements with minor widening to accommodate non-motorized transportation.
Cost:  $430,000
Status:  Contract awarded to Michigan Paving & Materials.
Anticipated Start Date:  April 2015
Anticipated Completion:  June 2015

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:  Complete for 2014 season.  To start again in spring of 2015.
Start Date:  To start up again in spring of 2015
 Anticipated Completion Date:  June 2015

     2014/2015 List of Streets for Reconstruction

Fairfield Road, Evans to east end - Spring 2015
Bender Road, Evans to east end - Spring 2015
Evans Street, Indian to Fairfield - Spring 2015
Indian Road, Evans to east end - Spring 2015
Cherryview Drive, Westnedge to Oakview - Spring 2015
Oakview Drive, Westnedge to Cedarview - Spring 2015
Cedarview Drive, Oakview to south end - Spring 2015
Elmview Drive, Oakview to east end - Spring 2015
Schoolview Drive, Cherryview to south end - Spring 2015
Hickoryview Drive, Oakview to east end - Spring 2015
Orangeview Drive, Cherryview to Cedarview - Spring 2015
Roseview Drive, Oakview to End - Spring 2015
Shuman Street, Rolling Hill to Beethoven - Completed
Tall Trees Avenue, Shuman to End - Completed
Fox Crossing Drive, Chestnut Ridge to Tall Trees - Completed
Chestnut Ridge Avenue, Shuman to End - Completed
Dogwood Drive, 1525 to 1130 - Spring 2015
Schuur Street, 10735 to north end - Completed
Sugarloaf, Shaver to Schuur - Completed
Mapleview, Shaver to Schuur - Completed
Holly, Schuur to End - Completed
Ruth, Westnedge to Naomi - Completed
Naomi, Della to Ruth - Completed
Della, S. Westnedge to Naomi - Completed