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. 


Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Reconstruction Project
Description:  Reconstruction and rehabilitation of existing roadway.  Including new pavement, storm drainage and sidewalk installation.  
Cost:  $474,000
Status:  Advertisement for bidding.
Anticipated Start Date:  April 15, 2016.
Anticipated Completion:  May 31, 2016.

South Shore Drive Sanitary Sewer Project And Water Main Replacement
Description:  Installation of new sanitary sewer main and replacement of existing water main on South Shore Drive from South Westnedge Avenue to West End Drive.  
Cost:  $390,000
Status:  Under Design.
Anticipated Start Date:  June 2016.
Anticipated Completion:  September 2016.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project
Description:  Interconnection of traffic signals on Kilgore Road from Woodmont Drive to Lovers Lane and on Lovers Lane from Kilgore Road to East Centre Avenue.  The project will improve traffic safety and congestion along these major roads.
Cost:  $388,000
Status:  Bid awarded pending start of construction.
Anticipated Start Date:  Spring 2016.
Anticipated Completion:  Fall 2016.

 

East Osterhout Avenue Reconstruction Project (South Westnedge Avenue to Portage Road)
Description:  Road reconstruction to include new asphalt pavement, improvements to storm drainage, curb and gutter repair/replacement and widened bike lanes.  This project is a companion project to the recently completed West Osterhout Avenue.
Cost:  $500,000
Status:  Advertisement for construction bids.
Anticipated Start Date:  Spring 2016.
Anticipated Completion:  Fall 2016.

 

Portage Road Reconstruction Project (Romence Road Parkway to East Milham Avenue)
Description:  Widening of Portage Road from four to five lanes from Ramona Avenue to approximately 500' north, concrete gutter repair where necessary, storm drainage improvements, and new non-motorized trail along the east side of Portage Road from Romence Road Parkway to East Milham Avenue.
Cost:  $775,000
Status:  Engineering design underway.
Anticipated Start Date:  Spring 2016.
Anticipated Completion:  Fall 2016.

Constitution Boulevard Reconstruction Project (Romence Road to West Milham Avenue)
Description: Pavement resurfacing, ADA upgrades, curb and gutter repair/replacement, median landscaping and underground fiber optic upgrades.
Cost:  $850,000
Status:  Engineering underway.
Anticipated Start Date:  Summer 2016.
Anticipated Completion:  Fall 2016.

 

South Westnedge Avenue Reconstruction Project (Shaver Road to East Centre Avenue)
Description: Pavement resurfacing, curb and gutter repair/replacement and ADA upgrades.
Cost:  $200,000
Status:  Engineering underway.
Anticipated Start Date:  Summer 2016.
Anticipated Completion:  Fall 2016.

 

West Centre Avenue Reconstruction Project (Shaver Road to South Westnedge Avenue)
Description: Pavement resurfacing, curb and gutter repair/replacement, new concrete Grand Elk Railroad grade crossing, ADA upgrades and enhanced pedestrian crossings.
Cost:  $350,000
Status:  Engineering underway.
Anticipated Start Date:  Summer 2016.
Anticipated Completion:  Fall 2016.