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City of East Grand Rapids
750 Lakeside Drive SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Ph: 616-949-2110
Fx: 616-940-4884
Street/Sidewalk Construction and Maintenance
Street Construction and Resurfacing
The city maintains 15 miles of major streets and 32 miles of residential streets. All city streets are evaluated biennially, with the assistance of technical staff and equipment from the Grand Valley Metro Council (GVMC), providing pavement condition ratings for all city streets. These ratings are utilized to select streets most needing resurfacing. The city strives to resurface two miles of city streets per year, given available funding.

Construction Update Week of September 19, 2016

Lake Drive Project:

  • Punch list items will be addressed over the next few weeks.
  • Large caliper trees will be planted this week in front of the middle school.

Conlon Avenue:

  • The road was paved with base/leveling course this past week.
  • Manhole are being raised this week.
  • The top course of asphalt will not be placed until several large water valve replacements are completed which require specialized parts, estimated for about two to three weeks from now.


  • Water services from the new main to homes is expected to be completed between this week and next week.
  • New curb and road building will follow over the next few weeks.
  • Cured in place pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation has been completed for sanitary and storm sewer between Lake and Wealthy.  CIPP for sanitary for Rosewood between Sherman and Lake and Wealthy and Robinson will take place in coming weeks before paving the entire length of Rosewood between Sherman and Robinson.

Grind and Resurface/Reconstruction Projects:
  • Beyond the utility projects noted above, additional grind and resurface streets are Manhattan from Reeds Lake Blvd to Cascade and Gilmour from Kenesaw to Breton.  Notices were sent out to residents of these streets and adjacent areas on 8/8.  Additional notification has been sent or dropped off via door hanger this week advising residents of the work being conducted over the next two-three weeks.
Cape Seals:
  • Preventative maintenance cape seals were completed the week of 8/8 for Robinson between Woodmere and Briarwood and Oxford from Englewood to the end. Pavement markings for Robinson Rd. will take place within the next few weeks.

Pot Holes
Residents should call the Public Works Department at 616-940-4870 to report a pothole or other problems concerning pavement and road surfaces.

Street/Sidewalk Winter Plowing Information

East Grand Rapids Sidewalks

East Grand Rapids takes pride in being a walkable community.  Everywhere you look, folks of all ages are out and about in all types of weather, shopping, jogging, headed for school, or walking the dog. At the Public Works Department, we do our best to make sure that you have a firm footing.  

Every year, we inspect a selected area for worn out or unsafe squares and we replace sidewalks as necessary. We work outside the selected area wherever the most urgent problems are found. Replacement is based on a policy of established criteria based on the size of offset joints, cracking, or uneven surfaces. It takes about 10 to 12 years to complete the entire city in this continuous process. You can help by notifying us of problems that you see. Contact the Public Works Administration Office using information on the right.

Sidewalk Maintenance Schedule Map (larger view)
Sidealk Maintenance Map

2310 Reeds Lake Blvd. SE
East Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Ph: 616-940-4870
Fx: 616-940-4872

Monday - Friday
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.