All Schedules are Tentative - Sub-contractor availability, weather, and utility/development projects often cause schedules to change.
- 32nd (Giddings to Kalamazoo) 2017
- Amberly (Springdale to Amberly Court) 2017
- Auburn (Wealthy to Lake) 2017
- Benjamin (Bates to Thomas) 2017
- Cambridge (Griggs to Orville) 2017
- Coldbrook (Division to Clancy) 2017
- Crosby (west end to Hamilton) 2017
- Curwood (44th to Langley) 2017
- Englewood (Maple Villa to 20th Street) 2017
- Ethel (Thomas to Sherman) 2017
- Fuller (VanAuken to Brooklyn) 2017
- Gibson Place (Alexander to Kalamazoo) 2017
- Grant (Grandville to Century) 2017
- Hazen (Eastern to Nelson) 2017
- Hickory (Ravanna to 36th) 2017
- Hope (Fuller to Carlton) 2017
Kentridge (Chamberlain to Kingsway Drive) 2017
- Kimball (Norman to Langley) 2017
Kingston (Chamberlain to Kingsway Court) 2017
Kirkshire (south end to north end) 2017
La Grave (Buckley to Wealthy) 2017
Langley (Kimball to Stuart) 2017
- Lillian (Fuller to Auburn) 2017
- Logan (Eastern to Diamond) 2017
- Lowell (Fulton to Lyon) 2017
- Lyon (Holmdeen to Plymouth) 2017
- Lyon (200' west of Lowell to Baynton) 2017
- Lyon (Monroe to Division) 2017
- Lyon (at Wallinwood intersection) 2017
- Millbrook (Giddings to Newcastle) 2017
- Milton (Benjamin to Carlton) 2017
- Myrtle (west end to Turner) 2017
- Newcastle (Grooters to 36th) 2017
- Norman (Poinsettia to Kimball) 2017
- S. Norwalk (dead end to Chamberlain) 2017
- E. Norwalk (Old Town Road to Southhampton) 2017
- Oakland (Franklin to Wealthy) 2017
- Packard (Baldwin to Fulton) 2017
- Paris (Dicksinson to north end) September 2016
- Paris (Wealthy to Cherry) 2017
- Pearl (west of Campau to Ottawa) 2017
- Plymouth Terrace (Adams to Hutchinson) 2017
- Poinsettia (44th to Langley) 2017
- Pontiac (Giddings to east city limits) 2017
- Rosewood (Elliott to Boston) 2017
- Stone (Grandville to Caufield) 2017
- Stople (Grandville to Century) 2017
- Sylvan (Adams to Hall) 2017
- Sylvan (Boston to Adams) 2017
- Union (Evergreen to Oakdale) 2017
- Wallinwood (at Lyon intersection) 2017
- Wealthy (Eastern to Eureka) 2017
- Weston (Market to Ottawa) 2017
- Westend (Gordon to Leonard) September 2017
- Weymouth (Kentridge to dead end) 2017
- Wilton (Chamberlain to Kingsway) 2017
- Woodmere (Wealthy to Robinson) 2017
- Worcester (Kent Boulevard to Lonsdale) 2017
Rotomilling and resurfacing is a road rehabilitation process that extends the road life and prevents costlier reconstruction. During construction, the contractors will:
- Upgrade sidewalks and ramps to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- 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.
- Adjust manholes to be level with the road.
- Pave the road with one or more layers of asphalt.
- 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.
Driveway access may be delayed 30 minutes to two hours while road work is directly in front of a driveway.
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 construction. Property 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. Occasionally, projects may limit one direct of through traffic. 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.
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.
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.