Road work for 2017 is done and just a few finishing touches remain for Kalamazoo Township to have fulfilled it's promise to bring all 75+ miles of local roads up to good condition. The project involved 99,513 tons of hot mix asphalt (the equivalent weight of 443 Statue of Liberty National Monuments), 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 ADA-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.
There are two streets, Dayton Ave. and Stewart Drive that had to have other work completed before they could be improved so they will be done in 2018. You can get full details on the work that was accomplished by viewing the presentation that was given to the Township Board at the December 11, 2017 work session. Please note that on the "quiz slides" the answer is indicated by the green bar. Click here to see the presentation.
We want to thank the residents of Kalamazoo Township for supporting this project and hope you're enjoying your roads. We will be working to keep all the roads maintained and will continue to keep you informed.