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. 


Current Project Status: 

South Westnedge Avenue/Kilgore Road Traffic Signal Upgrade
Description: New traffic signal, mast arms, traffic signal controller, pedestrian sidewalk and barrier free improvements.
Cost: $316,307.20
Status: Contract awarded to Severance Electric Company.
Anticipated Start Date: January 2017
Anticipated Completion: May 2017

South Westnedge Avenue/Romence Road Traffic Signal
Description: New traffic signal, mast arms, traffic signal controller, streetlighting, and barrier free improvements.
Cost: Pending
Status: Pending
Anticipated Start Date: Pending
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

West Centre Avenue/Old Centre Road Traffic Signal
Description: New traffic signal installation to provide protected turn movements. Also includes construction of west bound right turn lane. 
Cost:$294,965.33
Status: Contract awarded to Severance Electric Company. 
Anticipated Start Date: November 2016
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2017

West Centre/Cooley Drive Traffic Signal
Description: New traffic signal installation to provide protected turn movements at Cooley Drive and Greenspire Development.
Cost: $446,967.80
Status: Contract awarded to Severance Electric Company.
Anticipated Start Date: Pending
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2017

Rockford Street, Schuring Road to Romence Road
Description: Sidewalk and barrier free replacements, storm sewer rehabilitation, curb and gutter repairs and pavement resurfacing.
Cost: $231,000
Status: Engineering awarded to Abonmarche Consultants. Design underway.
Anticipated Start Date: Summer 2017
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

Portage Road, Mandigo Avenue to Osterhout Avenue

Description: Street reconstruction including storm drainage improvements and bike lane construction, sidewalk extension on the east side from Mandigo Avenue to Osterhout Avenue.
Cost: $622,000
Status: Engineering contract awarded to Abonmarche Consultants. Design underway.
Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2017
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

Shaver Road, Vanderbilt Avenue to West Centre Avenue

Description: Barrier pedestrian improvements, pavement resurfacing and water main replacement.
Cost: $1,800,000
Status: Engineering awarded to OMM Engineering. Design underway.
Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2017
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

Angling Road, Squire Heath to Romence Road

Description: Bike lane construction and storm drainage improvements. Street reconstruction to be completed in conjunction with sanitary sewer installation. 
Cost: $1,320,000
Status: Engineering awarded to Abonmarche Consultants. Design underway.
Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2017
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017
 
Angling Road Sanitary Sewer Project #417-S
Description: Install water main and appurtenances in Angling Road from Squire Heath Lane to Romence Road to serve existing properties on this section of Angling Road. Project to be in conjunction with street reconstruction.
Cost: $1,320,000
Status: Contract awarded to Abonmarche Consultants for design engineering.
Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2017
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2017

Chopin Avenue and Mozart Street Water Main Project #317-W

Description: Install water main and appurtenances in Chopin Avenue from Mozart Street to West End and Mozart from Chopin Avenue to North End to serve existing properties on these sections of Chopin Avenue and Mozart Street.
Cost: $320,000
Status: Contract awarded to Midwest Civil Engineers for design engineering.
Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2017
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

Cliffwood Avenue and Archwood Drive Water Main Project #316-W

Description: Install water main and appurtenances from Cliffwood Avenue from South Westnedge Avenue to Archwood Avenue to serve existing properties on these sections of Cliffwood Avenue and Archwood Drive. 
Cost: $150,000
Status: Contract awarded to Midwest Civil Engineers for design engineering.
Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2017
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

Cliffwood Avenue and Archwood Drive Sanitary Sewer Project #418-S

Description: Install sanitary sewer and appurtenances in Cliffwood Avenue from South Westnedge Avenue to 500' East and on Archwood Drive from Cliffwood to South End to serve existing properties on these sections of Cliffwood Avenue and Archwood Drive.
Cost: $270,000
Status: Contract awarded to Midwest Civil Engineers for design engineering.
Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2017
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

Local Street Reconstruction Project - Phase I
Description: "Complete Street" enhancements, connections of existing sidewalk, widening of sub-standard narrow streets, removal and restoration of existing parking areas in non-conformance with city ordinances, storm drainage improvements ADA sidewalk ramps and asphalt resurfacing.
Cost: $1,639,086.77
Status: Contract awarded to Rieth-Riley Construction.  
Anticipated Start Date: May 2016
Anticipated Completion: August 2016

Local Street Reconstruction Project Phase II (2016 - 2017)
Description: "Complete Street" enhancements, connections of existing sidewalk, widening of sub-standard narrow streets, removal and restoration of existing parking areas in non-conformance with city ordinances, storm drainage improvements ADA sidewalk ramps and asphalt resurfacing.
Cost: $935,588.80
Status: Contract awarded to Michigan Paving & Materials Company  
Anticipated Start Date: July 2016
Anticipated Completion: September 2016

Click on link below for list of local streets to be paved:
Local Street Reconstruction - Phase I
Local Street Reconstruction - Phase II