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    Road Resurfacing
    Current and Future Rotomill and Resurface Projects


     

    Construction Schedule
    All Schedules are Tentative - Sub-contractor availability, weather, and utility/development projects often cause schedules to change.
    • 32nd (Giddings to Kalamazoo) October 2017
    • 32nd (375' E of Kalamazoo to east City limits) October 2017
    • 33rd (Eastern to 1,044' west of Brooklyn) 2017 or 2018
    • Alexander (Eastern to Gibson Place) 2017 or 2018
    • Alto (Alexander to Watkins) 2017 or 2018
    • Amberly (Springdale to Amberly Court) July 2017
    • Auburn (Wealthy to Lake) August - September 2017
    • Baltimore (Michigan to 400' south of Michigan) May - June 2017
    • Beacon (Grandville to Sheridan) 2018
    • Benjamin (Bates to Thomas) September - October 2017
    • Brookville Plaza (Eastern to Marshall) October 2017
    • Burton (Breton to East Beltline) May - August 2017
    • Cambridge (Griggs to Orville) October 2017
    • Cass (Garden to 400' south of Hall) 2018
    • Coit (Hastings to Trowbridge) September - October 2017​
    • Coldbrook (Division to Clancy) October 2017
    • Crosby (west end to Hamilton) 2017
    • Curwood (44th to Langley) 2018
    • Dallas (Alexander to Franklin) 2018
    • Englewood (Maple Villa to 28th Street) July 2017
    • Ethel (Thomas to Sherman) September - October 2017
    • Fountain (Prospect to College) August 2017
    • Fuller (Alexander to Franklin) October 2017
    • Fuller (VanAuken to Brooklyn) 2017
    • Gibson Place (Alexander to Kalamazoo) July - August 2017
    • Giddings (Shangrai La to north end) 2017 or 2018
    • Grand (Michigan to Hake) 2017 or 2018
    • Grand (Parkwood to Lyon) September - October 2018​
    • Grant (Grandville to Century) October 2017
    • Hazen (Eastern to Nelson) September - October 2017
    • Hickory (Ravanna to 36th) July - August 2017
    • Hillview (Mayfair to west end) September - October 2017
    • Hollister (Fairmount to Cherry) 2017
    • Hope (Fuller to Carlton) September 2017​
    • Horton (Burton to Griggs) 2018
    • Johnston (Newark to Kalamazoo) 2018
    • Kentridge (Chamberlain to Wilton)

      2017
    • Kimball (44th to Langley) 2018
    • Kingston (Chamberlain to Kingsway Court) 

      September - October 2017
    • Kirkshire (south end to north end)

      2017
    • La Grave (Buckley to Wealthy) September - October 2017

    • Langley (Kimball to Stuart)

      2018
    • Laraway Plaza (Eastern to Marshall) October 2017​
    • Lillian (Fuller to Auburn) August - September 2017
    • Logan (Eastern to Diamond) September - October 2017
    • Lowell (Fulton to Lyon) October 2017
    • Lyon (Lowell to Plymouth) April 2017 - May 2017
    • Lyon (at Wallinwood intersection) 2017
    • Maple (Sheldon to Jefferson) September 2017
    • Marshall (Brookville Plaza to Laraway) October 2017
    • Marshall (Cottage Grove to Evergreen) 2018
    • Marshall (Hazen to Burton) 2018
    • Marshall (Lancashire Court to east end) October 2017
    • Mayfair (Fulton to Plymouth) September - October 2017
    • Millbrook (Giddings to Newcastle) July - August 2017
    • Milton (Benjamin to Carlton) October 2017
    • Monroe (Michigan to Newberry) August 2017
    • Morewood (Amberly to Belmar) July 2017
    • Myrtle (west end to Turner) 2017
    • Newcastle (Grooters to 36th) July - August 2017
    • Norman (Poinsettia to Kimball) 2018
    • S. Norwalk (west end to Chamberlain) September - October 2017
    • E. Norwalk (Old Town Road to Southhampton) September - October 2017
    • Oakland (Franklin to Wealthy) July 2017
    • Ottillia (Eastern to N and S Ottillia) 2018
    • S. Ottillia (Ottillia to Blaine)  2018
    • Packard (Baldwin to Fulton) July - August 2017
    • Paris (Dicksinson to north end) 2018
    • Paris (Wealthy to Cherry) July - August 2017
    • Parkview (Fulton to Mayfair) September - October 2017
    • Parkwood (Grand to Lyon) September - October 2018
    • Pearl (west of Campau to Ottawa) April - May 2017
    • Plymouth Terrace (Adams to Hutchinson) July - August 2017
    • Poinsettia (44th to Langley) 2018
    • Pontiac (Franklin to east City limits) April - June 2017
    • Prospect (Fulton to Fountain) 2018
    • Rosewood (Elliott to Boston) August 2017 - September 2017
    • Sheldon (Library to Fulton) September 2017
    • Sheridan (Beacon to B) 2017 or 2018
    • Silver (Elliott to Orville) 2017 or 2018
    • Spencer (west of Benjamin to Ball) 2018
    • Stone (Grandville to Caufield) October 2017
    • Stople (Grandville to Century) September - October 2017
    • Sylvan (Adams to Hall) 2018
    • Sylvan (Boston to Adams) July - August 2017
    • Union (Bissell to Cedar) 2017 or 2018
    • Union (Evergreen to Oakdale) 2018
    • Wallinwood (at Lyon intersection) 2017
    • Wealthy (Eastern to Eureka) July - August 2017
    • Weston (Market to Ottawa) May 2017
    • Westend (Gordon to Leonard) 2017
    • Weymouth (Kentridge to east end) September - October 2017
    • Wilton (Kentridge to Kingsway) September - October 2017
    • Woodmere (Wealthy to Robinson) August - September 2017​
    • Worcester (Kent to Lonsdale) October 2017
    • Worcester (Fulton to Chelsea) September - October 2017

    Construction Information
    Process
    Rotomilling and resurfacing is a road rehabilitation process that extends the road life and prevents costlier reconstruction. During construction, the contractors will:
    1. Upgrade sidewalks and ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    2. Use a milling machine to remove and grind the road surface with a conveyor system loading debris into trucks. Rotomilling is noisy but typically only lasts one day per phase.
    3. Adjust manholes to be level with the road.
    4. Pave the road with one or more layers of asphalt.
    5. Restore disturbed areas with grass.  
    Drive Approaches and Sidewalks
    Some drive approaches and sidewalks may be replaced. Affected residents may not have access to their driveways for 5-7 days while the work is completed and the concrete cures. The contractor will coordinate with those affected in advance.

    The contractor will work with affected businesses to maintain driveway access as best possible. This may include replacing half of the driveway approach at a time.​

    Driveway access may be delayed 30 minutes to two hours while road work is directly in front of a driveway.

    Parkways
    Sidewalk and drive approach work may disturb the parkway (the area between the curb and sidewalk). Property owners should remove plants, landscaping, etc. they want to save prior to the start of constructionProperty owners who have a sprinkler system in parkway are asked to mark their sprinkler heads with flags, sticks, or spray paint. Sprinklers that are broken during construction will be repaired.
    The contractor will restore disturbed areas with grass seed. Residents are encouraged to water the area regularly to help the grass establish and prevent weed growth. Please visit the grass and lawn care page for more information. ​

    Access and Parking
    For most rehabilitation projects, traffic will be maintained in both directions. With some projects, left turns will be prohibited or limited to maintain traffic flow. Occasionally, projects may limit the road to one-way traffic only. Rarely, a full closure to through traffic, with local and emergency access maintained, will take place.

    No parking will be allowed within the project area from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.,​ which allows contractors to complete projects quickly. Residents will receive notification of these restrictions one to two days in advance and the contractor will place signs directly by the curb immediately before the project begins.

    Recycling, Refuse, and Mail
    Recycling and refuse will be maintained but bins must be placed in their normal spots the night before collection day. Failing to do so may result in a missed collection. When trucks cannot access the street due to construction, the contractor will move the bins to where they can be emptied and return them.

    Mail delivery will be maintained.

    Construction Hours
    Typical construction hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Occasionally​, work may be done on Sunday. Work hours are dependent upon weather and the contractor's schedule. The City's noise ordinance allows the contractor to work between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

    Business Guide
    As we work to improve the City's streets, we understand that businesses are sensitive to construction. For this reason, we’ve created a guide containing tips and tricks for businesses during construction. Please find it at grcity.us/constructionbusinessguide. ​

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why do these projects have such variable and tentative dates? 
    Giving contractors flexibility on individual street segments saves the City money, allowing tax dollars to be spread out to more projects. Multiple street resurfacing projects are bundled into contracts in order to receive better bids from contractors.

    Why does the City repair roads in better condition than others? 
    This question comes up a lot. The short answer is that road rehabilitation costs less than complete road reconstruction.

    By rehabilitating the roads before they are in poor condition, we are saving the taxpayers money. For more information about Grand Rapids road construction, please review the Sustainable Streets Task Force Report.

     

    Contact Information
    311 or 616-456-3000

    Evening and weekend City 
    emergency only number:
    616-456-3249

    Completed Projects
    Click here for a list of completed road construction projects