Kent County Road Commission

Happy Anniversary! KCRC’s Adopt-A-Road Program Turns 25

July 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Since 1990, the Kent County Road Commission’s Adopt-a-Road program has invited community volunteers to keep their favorite corridors litter-free. Celebrating its 25th anniversary on July 24, 2015, the program has grown to encompass over 200 stretches of roadway cleaned by a wide range of groups including families, community organizations, and businesses. Supporters [...]

Smooth sailing ahead for Rockford’s 10-Mile Road

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL  Pictured looking east from Main St. is Division St./10-Mile Rd. A six-tenths of a mile stretch of this heavily trafficked 3-lane road, from Main St. east to Wolverine Blvd., will receive a much-needed milling and resurfacing early this summer. Photo by CLIFF HILL In the mid-70’s the City of Rockford requested that the Kent County Road [...]

Archery complex digs in, Ten Mile goes up

April 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

Roadwork expected to last through May by BETH ALTENA Fill from grade work on the future site of an Olympic style archery complex is being used to raise the grade of Ten Mile Road east of Wolven Avenue by as much as six feet. Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) Director of Engineering Wayne Harroll said contractor Dean’s Excavating was probably able to give a very [...]

Plainfield negotiates settlement with Road Commission over canceled project

August 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Township to reimburse $88,653  by BETH ALTENA The Plainfield Township Board in July voted to reimburse the Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) $88,400 the commission invested in an approved widening of Belmont Road that was later cancelled. The KCRC in 2009 proposed the project, which was to be funded mainly by $900,000 in federal grants and also by $200,000 kicked in by [...]

What warrants a four-way stop? Residents consider intersection deadly

June 30, 2011 // 0 Comments

by JUDY REED This crash at 15 Mile and Shaner on June 7 involved 11 people, with one airlifted to the hospital with a head injury. The eastbound car stopped at the stop sign on 15 Mile and then pulled out in front of the Durango that was heading north on Shaner. Post photo by J. REED A serious accident at the intersection of 15 Mile Road and Shaner Avenue on June 7 in [...]
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