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: Under Construction.
Start Date: Project started on August 18, 2014.
Project Completion: November 14, 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:  Under Construction.
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:  Under construction.
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:  Under Construction.
Start Date:  Work began on August 18, 2014
Anticipated Completion:  October 31, 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:  Contract awarded to Wightman & Associates.
Anticipated Start Date:  April 2015
Anticipated Completion:  June 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:  Work began on July 28, 2014.
Anticipated Completion Date:  October 31, 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:  Under Construction.
Start Date:  Work began on 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:  Under Construction.
Start Date:  Work began on August 25, 2014.
Anticipated Completion Date:  June 2015

2014/2015 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 - 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
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 - completed
Naomi, Della to Ruth - completed
Della, S. Westnedge to Naomi - completed