Important Information

The City of Walker is improving Kinney Avenue (from Waldorf Street to Three Mile Road). Kinney Avenue will be reconstructed to include three lanes, a 5-foot-wide concrete sidewalk on the west side, and a 10-foot-wide concrete non-motorized trail on the east side. The storm water sewer system will also be reconstructed to include a culvert at the Nolan drain. The existing sidewalk on the south side of Waldorf Street (from Kinney Avenue to Randall Avenue) will be widened to 10 feet.

 

Prein&Newhof (engineer) will have personnel in the field on behalf of the City of Walker.

Jason Washler, PE
Project Manager
(616) 432–6739

City of Walker – Kinney Avenue Reconstruction

Thank you for your continued patience during this involved project. It is now anticipated that construction will be complete by September 18. Concrete construction is on-going and will continue to impact your ability to park in your driveway for a few more days. Once the concrete has been placed in your driveway, we ask that you give it 5 days to cure to avoid damaging it. After Labor Day, concrete will be finished and asphalt will start to be placed.  

In addition, lawns will be restored. September is a great time of year to establish new turf. It would also help a lot if you watered your newly seeded lawn each day. I hope you all have a great weekend! As always, please call Jason Washler if you have any questions or concerns.

The concrete contractor will be on site again this Thursday through next Tuesday to pour the majority of the remaining concrete. As always, this is weather dependent. We appreciate your patience during this part of the project.

Please do not drive over the concrete for at least 3 days after placement so that it has time to properly cure and gain strength. Please park in the street, if possible. 

If you have specific needs, please let me know asap so that we can make arrangements.  Thanks again for your patience.  We are in the home stretch.

Thank you for your continued patience. As you can see, the contractor has made a lot of progress. They have finished all of the underground work and are making progress building the road, sidewalk, and non-motorized trail. Later this week, we are expecting the concrete crews to begin pouring the sidewalk and non-motorized trail. Concrete curb and gutter on the road will follow. Please do not drive over the concrete for 5 days after placement to provide enough time for proper curing. You will need to park on the road or on a nearby street for a few days while this process is completed.

Thank you again for being patient and understanding.

Please call Jason Washler at (616) 822–6790 if you have any questions.

Underground construction is complete on Kinney Avenue!

Excavation to rebuild the road will begin near the Nolan Drain and will progress north. This is scheduled to start on Wednesday, July 21.

The City of Grand Rapids has an emergency repair to make to the water system at the Kinney and Waldorf intersection on Thursday. Several residents will be out of water as a result. Those impacted should be receiving notice from the Grand Rapids Water Department with more details. The intersection will also need to be closed during the repair.

We appreciate your continued patience throughout the project.

Construction crews plan to complete the water system work at the Nolan Drain tomorrow (July 8) as previously scheduled. You may have some air in your system when you first use your water after the shutdown. After running your water for a few minutes, the water should begin flowing normally.

Construction at the drain will continue at the end of this week and early next week. Residents to the north should continue to access their property from Three Mile Road, and those to the south of the Nolan Drain should come from the south.

Construction of the road and sidewalk will also continue.

As always, thank you for your patience and understanding during the construction process.

Construction has resumed on Kinney Avenue. The severe weather last weekend did not make it safe for the water system improvements to be completed as planned.

On Thursday, July 8, the Contractor will be relocating the water main at the Nolan Drain. This will require the water system to be shut down from #2481 Kinney on the west side and #2470 Kinney on the east side, to Three Mile Road. The shutdown will also impact the homes in Meadow Springs. The shutdown will begin at 8:00am and will be done by 6:00pm. Access will be maintained during this process from Remembrance and Three Mile Road; however, the road will be closed at the Nolan Drain.

Most of the underground work will be done next week; road, sidewalk, and trail construction will immediately follow.

Please call Jason Washler with any questions.

The project has been idle for several work days because the contractor is waiting for materials to arrive. Construction will start back up tomorrow (Thursday, June 24).

This Saturday, June 26, the Contractor will be relocating the water main at the Nolan Drain. This will require the water system to be shut down from #2481 Kinney on the west side and #2470 Kinney on the east side, to Three Mile Road.  The shutdown will also impact the homes in Meadow Springs. The shutdown will begin at 6:00pm Saturday evening and will be done by 6:00am Sunday morning. Access will be maintained during this process from Remembrance and Three Mile Road; however, the road will be closed at the Nolan Drain.

Please call Jason Washler at 616-822-6790 with any questions.

Construction has gotten off to a good start. The Contractor has removed the asphalt pavement and has started installing storm sewer pipe. Storm sewer work is expected to continue over the next couple of weeks, then the road will be widened and reconstructed.

Local traffic (destinations between Three Mile Road and Waldorf) are welcome to continue using Kinney Avenue during construction. However, you should give yourself extra time to get to your destination. Please keep in mind that left turns on Three Mile Road onto Kinney Avenue are prohibited.

Trash service and postal service continues to be maintained as best as possible.

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as the project is constructed.

Construction is scheduled to start on Kinney Avenue between Three Mile Road and Waldorf Street on Tuesday, June 1.  Sidewalk improvements are also planned for Waldorf Street, west of Kinney Avenue.

Kinney Avenue will be closed to thru traffic during construction. Access to properties within the construction zone will be maintained. A detour will be set up using Three Mile, Wilson and Remembrance.  See map below.

Underground construction is expected from June 3-5 that will impact road access.

  • Residents at #2635 and north will have access from the north.
  • Residents at #2605 and south will need to access their property from the south.

 

Please allow extra time while travelling in and out of the construction zone and help us bring all the workers home safe each and every day. Thank you in advance for respecting those working on this project.

The project is scheduled to be complete at the end of August 2021.