Asphalt replacement this spring in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Fifteen stretches of road in Grand Rapids will be resurfaced this spring.

On each stretch of road, the top 1.5 to 4 inches of asphalt will be scraped away and then replaced. There will also be upgrades to crosswalks and additional side work.

For each of the following projects, the resurfacing work should last about one day:

  • Kalamazoo Avenue (44th to 42nd)
  • Chamberlain Avenue (Mayberry to 28th)
  • Griggs Street (Buchanan to Madison)
  • Nelson Avenue (Kalamazoo to Burton)
  • Oakdale Avenue (Madison to Eastern)
  • Delaware Street (Division to Jefferson)
  • Sycamore Street (Lafayette to Madison)
  • Concord Avenue (Burton to Griggs)
  • 43rd Street (East Castle to Breton)
  • Saginaw Road (Birchcrest to Woodmeadow)
  • Birchcrest Drive (28th to Saginaw)
  • Cottage Grove Street (Division to Jefferson)
  • Dickinson Street (Linden to Eastern)
  • Linden Avenue (Dickinson to Cottage Grove)
  • Claystone Street (Raybrook to East Beltline)

Jeremy Bennett, who delivers for Florentine pizza, regularly drives several of the stretches of road that will be resurfaced.

“When you’re turning right here on Kalamazoo … it’s like waves in the road, your car just rocking back and forth,” he showed 24 Hour News 8 on Wednesday. “I’ve already replaced some shocks and sway bars on my car this year.”

The more than $2.7 million project is supposed to be finished by June 27, but the city said it can’t release exact construction dates for each location due to weather, contractor schedules and unforeseen conditions.



Grand Rapids Engineering Department

Interactive map of closures and detours in Grand Rapids

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