Local Road Mill and Fill Program - Updated 8/14/19
Beginning today, Wednesday, August 14, Rieth-Riley Construction will resume work on Cascade Charter Township neighborhood streets north of 36th Street. Work will be conducted on various local streets and will include raising castings, milling, base course paving and applying top course. Residents are reminded to abide by the no parking yard signs, where posted.
KCRC Adjusts Schedule in Response to Union Strike Against Rieth-Riley Construction
The Kent Count Road Commission is taking the necessary steps to minimize the impact of the strike by Operating Engineers Local 324 against Rieth-Riley Construction, a KCRC contractor, that began July 31.
Beginning Thursday, August 1, KCRC crews will be making spot repairs to the two KCRC projects that are currently impacted:
Cascade Township Neighborhood Streets north of 36th Street:
Surface Overlay Projects
- KCRC will be making spot repairs where needed throughout the subdivisions where asphalt has been removed so that residents and motorists can more conveniently navigate along these areas.
Once the labor dispute is resolved, KCRC will work with Rieth-Riley to reschedule the remaining work for both projects.
Cascade Township Local Mill and Fill Program
Construction Start Date: July 2019
Planned Completion: September 2019
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Learn More About the Mill and Fill Program
Questions regarding the project may be directed to KCRC’s Maintenance Division at 616-242-6950.
About the Project
The Kent County Road Commission
(KCRC) in collaboration with Cascade Township is contracting with Rieth-Riley Construction
to resurface select local streets in Cascade.
The resurfacing project will consist of milling off (removing) the existing asphalt surface to the gravel grade of the road. A new base course of asphalt will then be placed on top of the gravel grade. This will be followed by the application of a top course of asphalt.
Access to residences will be maintained during the project. However, gravel ramps to driveways may be removed for brief periods during paving operations.
These restricted periods will be kept to a minimum.
Sprinklers, Invisible Dog Fences, Homeowner-Placed Utilities
Underground sprinkling systems, invisible dog fencing or other private, homeowner-placed underground utilities are not permitted in the public road right-of-way
- If you require access in or out of your driveway during paving operations, please consult with an on-site contractor or inspector who can assist with access.
(the area that directly abuts the road and generally extends about 15 feet past the pavement on either side of the road). KCRC understands that these underground assets sometimes may be placed within the right-of-way, regardless.
- If you have a sprinkler system, invisible fence or other private underground lines near the road, it is your responsibility to flag or stake the area.
- When possible, every attempt will be made not to harm the marked assets.
- Ultimately, any damage to homeowner-placed underground lines or utilities will be the responsibility of the individual who owns the system.
- Homeowners are asked to turn off sprinkler zones that abut the road for the project’s duration.
KCRC affords its contractors flexibility in scheduling to achieve the best contract price possible. While inconvenient for planning purposes, this helps to stretch tax dollars. For Cascade Township, it equates to two additional miles of road improvements.
- Work may be conducted anytime Monday through Saturday, from approximately 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Occasional Sunday work also may be required to complete the project within the contracted time frame.
- KCRC will make every effort to post yard signs prior to the start of the project stating, “Please Do Not Park on Roads.” Once these signs are posted, the project will commence within approximately 48 hours.
- Factors like weather, equipment issues or simultaneous projects can impact the timing of work. Therefore, an “exact” day-to-day schedule cannot be provided.
Upon completion of the project, grass in the right-of-way will be restored by KCRC within approximately two weeks. After KCRC spreads the grass seed, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to water and maintain the area to assist with regrowth.
General information regarding the project is available on www.kentcountyroads.net
. Additional resources include Cascade Township’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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