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City of Walker - Kinney Avenue Reconstruction

Important Information

Kinney Avenue will be reconstructed from Lake Michigan Drive to Leonard Street. Improvements to the corridor include constructing a center turn lane, adding concrete curb and gutter, replacing the roadside ditches with storm sewer, and adding sidewalk on the east side of the roadway.

Road reconstruction is anticipated to begin the week of April 29 and be complete by the end of September. Construction work will generally be conducted between 7 am and 7 pm Monday through Friday, with possible work on Saturdays.

Access/Traffic:

Kinney Avenue will be closed to through traffic but will stay accessible to residents in the immediate construction area and embedded neighborhoods. There may be times when access will be limited to either north or south as storm sewer is installed. Driveway access may also be interrupted for short periods of time but will be restored by the end each workday. For traffic that does not have a destination within the construction zone, Wilson Avenue will be the posted detour for this project.

Mail:

The contractor will make the necessary arrangements with postal service to assure uninterrupted mail delivery. This will likely be with a pool of temporary mailboxes at either end of the project.

Garbage Pickup:

The contractor will maintain uninterrupted garbage pickup. Please have your bin at the end of the driveway the night before pickup.

Contact

P&N Engineer:

Tyler DeNooyer, PE, Project Manager
616-481-0693

P&N Construction Observer:

TBD

Contractor:

Brenner Excavating
Ellen Bentley
269-793-7531

Client:

City of Walker
Scott Conners, PE, City Engineer
616-791-6792

Tree clearing along Kinney Avenue and at the detention basin site has been completed as of yesterday (Thursday). Integrity Tree Services may come back prior to beginning road reconstruction (scheduled for April 29) to finish stump grinding.
 
As soon as next week, Kent Power is scheduled to begin replacing the existing gas main on Kinney Avenue with a new 8-inch diameter gas main along the west side of the roadway. New gas services will be installed to all affected properties. DTE will be reaching out to residents to schedule the transfer from their old gas service to the new one. Single lane closures along Kinney may be utilized by Kent Power, however two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. The gas main replacement is anticipated to be completed by the end of April.
 
Below are some photos of Kinney Avenue prior to construction. We can’t wait to see how the neighborhood improves this fall!

OPEN HOUSE

February 20, 2024

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Fire Station 2, Second Floor

4101 Lake Michigan Drive

Engineers and city staff will be there to discuss the project and answer questions. There will not be a formal presentation.