Road Commission of Kalamazoo County and Kalamazoo Township Extends a Thank You
KALAMAZOO, MI Thanks to a voter-approved, bond millage, from 2015 - 2017, 64.36 of Kalamazoo Township's 75 miles of local roads were improved from 2015 - 2017, which involved 99,513 tons of hot mix asphalt (HMA), 667,143 square yards of cold milling, 746 drainage spillways, and 225 drainage structures.
Consistent with Kalamazoo Township's Complete Streets policy, the bond also financed many non-motorized improvements, including over 44 "orphaned" sidewalks now connected to roadways with the Americans with Disabilities Act compliant ramps, 100 small repairs on high-use sidewalks, over 4 miles of signed bicycle routes, and 2.8 miles of new sidewalks adjacent to primary and other busy roads (including portions of Grand Prairie Road, Nazareth Road, Sunnyside Drive, Kendall Avenue, Olmstead Road, and West Main Street/M-43).
In 2018, the bond-funded, transportation projects will conclude with approximately one mile of road improvements on Dayton Street and Stewart Drive. In 2018 and thereafter, Kalamazoo Township will continue to invest in preventative maintenance measures to cost-effectively preserve the significant, bond-funded improvements.
On behalf of the Road Commission and Kalamazoo Township they extend a thank you to its residents, and contractors including Rieth Riley, JL Milling, Caporossi Construction, Remington Construction, Northern Construction, Rathco Safety Supply, James E. Fulton & Sons, Pipeline Maintenance, Superior Sweeping, Consumers Energy, city of Kalamazoo, the Road Commission Board and Team and the Kalamazoo Township officials and Team for all of the patience and successful coordinated efforts in infrastructure improvements.