RCKC Construction Update for the Week of 5-29-23

(posted May 25, 2023)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2023 Road Commission of Kalamazoo County Weekly Project Updates 

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Kalamazoo, MI- 

In an effort to keep local drivers informed of the latest traffic and road maintenance operations by the Road Commission, we have provided the following update for the week of May 29, 2023.  For further information call 269-381-3171 or visit RCKC website www.kalAlamo Township

amazoocountyroads.com.

“This information is made available to assist motorists in planning for construction delays,” Joanna Johnson, Managing Director of the Road Commission said. “Motorists are reminded to be alert, slow down, stay informed, and be cautious when approaching a work zone. Remember, these projects signify progress in improving our infrastructure!”

Please note: This information is subject to change. Projects, road closures and timing can change from day to day, depending upon a number of factors, and traffic delays can develop in a matter of minutes due to weather conditions, emergency situations, etc.

 

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Alamo Township
Road: AB Avenue-VanKal Street to 1,800' east of VanKal Street
Current Status: Tree trimming and removal start week of 05/29/2023
Detour: Traffic will be maintained throughout project
Project Information: Tree trimming and removal
Start Date: April 24, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2023


Road: Adobe Road-600' south of D Avenue to D Avenue
Current Status: Pavement Markings week of 05/29/2023
Detour: None
Project Information: This project is a continuation of work done in 2022. Asphalt milling,
Excavation undercut if needed, Base leveling, and Top course paving will be the remaining work to be completed this season.
Start Date: April 24, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2023


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Climax Township
Road: TS Avenue-47th Street to 48th Street
Current Status: Tree trimming and removal start week of 06/05/2023
Detour: Traffic will be maintained throughout project
Project Information: Tree trimming and removal
Start Date: June 5, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2023


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Comstock Township
Road: Parcom Street-280' south of M-96 to M-96
Current Status: Tree trimming and removals complete. Pulverizing to follow.
Detour: None
Project Information: Tree trimming and removal
Start Date: May 1, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2023


Road: Electra Street-Kincaid Street to Shields Street, Shields Street-Josephine Street to Electra Street, Cross Street-Collette Avenue to Shields Street, Benedict Avenue-Cross Street to Electra Street, Collette Avenue-Josephine Street to Electra Street, Josephine
Street-Leenhouts Street to 1,600' east of Leenhouts Street
Current Status: Gravel Surface will be placed on roadway for pulverize work
Detour: None
Project Information: Pulverize Prep
Start Date: May 1, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2023


Road: Sprinkle Road-N Avenue to I-94
Current Status: For the week of 5/29, Railroad crossing work on Sprinkle Road finishing up. Sprinkle Road anticipated to be re-opened to traffic. Structure adjustment will be occurring during this time as well.
Detour: Traffic maintained with single lane closures. Full closure of Sprinkle Road will be necessary during replacement of railroad crossing that is coordinated with the project.
Project Information: This project design includes road surface milling and asphalt resurfacing, minor curb and storm drain improvements, and intersection improvements at N Avenue in the northeast corner.
Start Date: April 10, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2023


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Cooper Township
Road: 12th Street-Ravine Road to D Avenue
Current Status: For the week of 5/29, culvert work, road widening, and curb and gutter installation are anticipated.
Detour: Road closed to through traffic during the project. The detour route is D Avenue and Ravine Road.
Project Information: This project design includes reconstructing the road by crushing the
old road surface, placing new asphalt, updating drainage, and widening the shoulder.
Start Date: April 17, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2023


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Kalamazoo Township
Road: Lake Street-City of Kalamazoo Limits to Olmstead Road
Current Status: On 5/26, paving anticipated west of I-94 BL. For the week of 5/29, milling west of I-94 BL; watermain and sewer installation from east of I-94 BL to Lamont Ave. Full closure of I-94 BL at Lake Street intersection for watermain installation tentatively scheduled for June
12-17.
Detour: Road closed to through traffic during the project. The detour route is BL I-94, Branch Street, Vine Street, and Mills Street.
Project Information: This collaborative project has us partnering with the City of Kalamazoo and Kalamazoo Township to finish design work for water main replacement, sanitary sewer replacement, sidewalk installation, and complete road reconstruction with the project.
Start Date: March 20, 2023
End Date: December 2, 2023


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Oshtemo Township
Road: 7th Street – 1,800’ south of Stadium Drive to Stadium Drive
Current Status: Tree trimming and removal start week of 05/29/2023
Detour: Traffic will be maintained throughout project
Project Information: Tree trimming and removal
Start Date: May 15, 2023
End Date: May 30, 2023


Road: Parkview Avenue-11th Street to 12th Street
Current Status: For the week of 5/29, road base grading and curb and gutter installation is anticipated.
Detour: Road closed to through traffic during the project. The detour route is Drake Road, Stadium Drive, 9th Street, and N Avenue.
Project Information: This design project includes new roundabouts at the intersections at
11th and 12th Streets and will also include road surface milling, asphalt replacement, and drainage improvements. Coordination with Oshtemo Township is underway to include sanitary sewer and nonmotorized pathway in the area as well.
Start Date: March 20, 2023
End Date: August 11, 2023


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Pavilion Township
Road: T Avenue-Sprinkle Road to 1,478' east of Sprinkle Road
Current Status: Week of 5-29 ditching will begin and stump removal
Detour: Closed to Thru Traffic
Project Information: The current roadway will be pulverized back to gravel, fine graded,
rolled for compaction, and double chip sealed for the new surface.
Start Date: May 8, 2023
End Date: July 31, 2023


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Richland Township
Road: 24th Street / AB Avenue-D Avenue to M-89
Current Status: For the week of 5/29, driveway paving anticipated.
Detour: Road closed to through traffic during the project. The detour route is M-89, 27th Street, D Avenue, 26th Street, DE Avenue, and Sprinkle Road.
Project Information: This project design includes reconstructing the road by crushing the
old road surface, placing new asphalt, updating drainage, and widening the shoulder.
Start Date: April 10, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2023


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Texas Township
Road: R Avenue-Vankal Street to 2nd Street
Current Status: Tree Removal and Trimming Week of 05/29/23
Detour: Traffic wil be maintained with flagging operation. Periodic delays should be expected.
Project Information: This project includes tree trimming & removal, drainage improvements, asphalt overlay paving, shoulder gravel, and restoration.
Start Date: May 22, 2023
End Date: July 30, 2023


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County Wide Projects
Road: Crack filling on various roads in Kalamazoo County
Current Status: Crack Fill will continue the week of 05/29/2023 starting in Comstock
Township and progressing counterclockwise throughout the county.
Detour: Traffic to be maintained during project. This is a mobile operation, temporary traffic regulators may be necessary and slight delays are possible.
Project Information: Cleaning of dirt and debris from cracks in asphalt and sealing with
sealant.
Start Date: April 10, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023


Road: Hot Mix Asphalt Wedging on various roads in Kalamazoo County
Current Status: Week of 5-29 Wedging will continue throughout varies locations within the county
Detour: Traffic to be maintained during project. Temporary traffic regulators may be necessary.
Project Information: Placing short stretches of asphalt pavement to bridge small areas of
excessive cracking or to correct road slope.
Start Date: May 15, 2023
End Date: November 30, 2023


Road: Pavement Marking on various roads in Kalamazoo County
Current Status: Pavement markings to continue countywide.
Detour: Expect delays in work zones. Please do not follow pavement marking operations too close, as to avoid potential paint on vehicles.
Project Information: Pavement Marking
Start Date: May 8, 2023
End Date: November 15, 2023

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