Project to seal 26 miles of Grand Rapids streets begins Saturday

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A Grand Rapids roads project that was approved by voters in a Vital Streets measure begins this weekend.

Construction crews begin “Cape Sealing” 94 different stretches of Grand Rapids roads Saturday, totaling 26 miles.  The city says that the Cape Seal treatment will preserve the roads for another seven to 10 years.

Grand Rapids Public Services Director James Hurt says in a press release that the Cape Seal treatment involves placing a layer of stone and asphalt micro-surface over an existing asphalt street. Crews will spend a day patching potholes and fixing failing areas before applying the Cape Seal treatment. Residents on affected streets will receive notice at least 24 to 48 hours ahead of time to not park on street during construction and afterwards for a several hours for the Cape Seal to harden.

The projects are starting on the northwest side of Grand Rapids and will spread southeast through the summer.  Weather-permitting, the entire project should be done by mid-August.  The first streets starting Saturday are Frederick, McDonald, Bristol Ave. and Covell Streets.

Residents with questions can call the city at 311 or 616-456-3000.  The complete list of the streets getting the Cape Seal treatment is below:

  • 4th Street – Seward Avenue to Turner Avenue
  • Alger Street – Division Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • Alice Avenue – Cutler Street to Burton Street
  • Ball Avenue – Mason Street to Cedar Street
  • Bristol Avenue – Walker Avenue to North City Limit
  • Camelot Drive – Lake Eastbrook Boulevard to East Paris Avenue
  • Clyde Park Avenue – McKendrick Street to Grandville Avenue
  • Coit Avenue – 3 Mile Road to Kendalwood Street
  • College Avenue – Wealthy Street to Pleasant Street
  • Commerce Avenue – Cherry Street to Fulton Street
  • Commons Avenue – Delaware Street to Antoine Street
  • Covell Avenue – Bridge Street to Leonard Street
  • Cutler Street – Alice Avenue to St. Charles Avenue
  • Cutler Street – Jerome to Darwin Street
  • Davis Avenue – 11th Street to 12th Street
  • Davis Avenue – 4th Street to 5th Street
  • Davis Avenue – 6th Street to 7th Street
  • Delaware Street – Commons Avenue to Division Avenue
  • Detroit Street – West End to Division Avenue
  • Dewey Avenue – 3rd Street to 4th Street
  • Diamond Avenue – Fulton Street to Crescent Street
  • Diamond Avenue – Eleanor Street to Aberdeen Street
  • E. Service/Terminal – S. Service Drive to Hall Street
  • Eastern Avenue – Cherry Street to Fulton Street
  • Elmdale Street – Eastern Avenue to Cheney Avenue
  • Eton Street – Merrill Avenue to Norwich Avenue
  • Fairbanks Street – Lafayette Avenue to Prospect Avenue
  • Fairbanks Street – Livingston Avenue to Coit Avenue
  • Fairview Avenue – Hastings Street to Trowbridge Street
  • Feakin Avenue – Griggs Street to Brown Street
  • Fountain Street – Division Avenue to Prospect Avenue
  • Fountain Street – Ottawa Avenue to Division Avenue
  • Franklin Street – Division Avenue to Fuller Avenue
  • Fremont Street – 11th Street to 12th Street
  • Frederick Street – Atlantic Avenue to Walker
  • Fuller Avenue – Franklin Street to Baldwin
  • Garfield Avenue – Walker Avenue to 11th Street
  • Gladstone Drive – Hiawatha Drive to Hall Street
  • Godwin Avenue – Rosemary Street to Brooklane Street
  • Graham Street – West End to Division Avenue
  • Grant Street – Buchanan Avenue to Ionia Avenue
  • Griggs Street – Newark Avenue to Kalamazoo Avenue
  • Hall Street – Buchanan Avenue to Division Avenue
  • Hall Street – Eastern Avenue to Butler Avenue
  • Hastings Street – Clancy Avenue to Lafayette Avenue
  • Hayden Street – Woolsey Drive to Norwich Avenue
  • Hovey Street – Gunnison Avenue to Straight Avenue
  • Ionia Avenue – Franklin Street to Pleasant Street
  • Jefferson Avenue – Aurora Street to Burton Street
  • Jefferson Avenue – Rosemary Street to 28th Street
  • Kalamazoo Avenue – 28th Street 42ndStreet
  • Kensington Avenue – Curve Street to Oxford Street
  • Kirtland Street – West End to Stafford Avenue
  • Knapp Street – Dean Lake Avenue to East City Limits
  • Lotus Avenue – Griggs Street to Boston Street
  • Lyon Street – Lafayette Avenue to Union Avenue
  • Madison Avenue – Alger Street to Burton Street
  • Martin Avenue – Hoyt Street to Winchell Street
  • Maryland Avenue – Kent Boulevard to I-196
  • Matilda Street – Coit Avenue to Prospect Avenue
  • McDonald Street – Bristol Avenue to Walker Avenue
  • Merrill Avenue – Eton Street to Oxford Street
  • Milwaukee Avenue – 3rd Street to 4th Street
  • Muskegon Avenue – 5th Street to 7th Street
  • N. Terminal Crescent – W. Service Drive to E. Service Drive
  • National Avenue – Emperor Street to Butterworth Street
  • Newberry Street – Monroe Avenue to Bond Avenue
  • Palace Avenue – South End to Burton Street
  • Pine Avenue – 10th Street to 12th Street
  • Pleasant Street – Division Avenue to Cornwall Avenue
  • Plymouth Avenue – Boston Street to Hall Street
  • Rennslaer Street – VanBuren Avenue to White Avenue
  • Ritzema Court – West Dead End to Grandville Avenue
  • Robinson Road – Lake Drive to Youell Avenue
  • Rosemary Street – Division Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • Scribner Avenue – 4th Street to 6th Street
  • Seward Avenue – Fulton Street to 6th Street
  • Sherman Street – Fuller Avenue to Giddings Avenue
  • Shirley Street – North Avenue to College Avenue
  • St. Charles Avenue – Kirtland Street to Burton Street
  • Thompson Court – Sycamore Street to Pleasant Street
  • Turner Avenue – US131 (Near Leonard Street) SB Off Ramp to Ann Street
  • Van Buren Avenue – 10th Street to 11th Street
  • Van Buren Avenue – Walker Avenue to Rennslaer Street
  • Vilas Street – LaBelle Street to Home Street
  • Vries Street – Roy Avenue to Century Avenue
  • W. Service Drive – S. Service Drive to Terminal Crescent
  • Walnut Street – North Avenue to College Avenue
  • Washington Street – State Street to Lafayette Avenue
  • Watson Street – Valley Avenue to Garfield Avenue
  • Wealthy Street – Sheldon Avenue to Jefferson Avenue
  • Willard Avenue – Billantau Street to Mulford Drive
  • Withey Street – Division Avenue to Horton Avenue
  • Woolsey Avenue – Eton Street to Oxford Street

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