Street & Sidewalk Construction Update

In 2015, City residents passed a ballot proposal to allow the City to collect 2.0 mills for street and sidewalk improvements. Since the passing, the City has worked aggressively to upgrade the 47 miles of street and 80 miles of sidewalk within the City.

Construction projects are subject to change depending on bid results and allocated funds. 

2018 Project Map

Breton Road Project

This year's signature project is Breton Road, which will include removing and replacing the street surface, ADA ramp upgrades, traffic signal upgrades and several areas of road base replacement and spot curb replacement. This project is anticipated to commence on June 18 and be completed in mid-August.

As Breton is a Federal-aid eligible road project, the City will receiving ~$651,796 in funding from the Federal Highway Administration that are administered through the Michigan Department of Transportation. The local contribution is estimated at ~$198,004.

Detour Map for Breton Road Project
Breton Road Closure Frequently Asked Questions

Sidewalk Construction 

As part of the 2015 Streets and Sidewalks Millage the City has been investing more funds into the annual sidewalk rehab and replacement program. Each year, targeted areas are investigated on a rotation basis. The targeted area is subject to budget constraints. 

Preventative maintenance 

Preventative street maintenance is scheduled to take place during the month of June that will have an impact on several major streets in East Grand Rapids. Traffic on the streets noted during these times will be impacted. The City encourages motorists and residents avoid these streets during the timeframes noted by seeking alternative routes or plan extra time for their destinations with traffic delays present. The schedule is subject to change depending on weather. 


2018 Grind and Resurface Notices to Residents of Streets Impacted
2018 Notice to Residents for Sidewalk Construction
2018 Grind and Resurface Notices for Breton
2018 Boston Water Main and Street Project Notice
2018 Arundel Storm Sewer and Street Project Notice
2018 Argentina Water Main and Street Project Notice
2018 Yard Restoration Notice
2018 Breton Road Closure Frequently Asked Questions


Street & Sidewalk Millage 

On May 5, 2015, East Grand Rapids voters approved a 10-year, 2.0-mill Streets and Sidewalks Millage request.  

2018 Paser Rating

  • Blue line shows road condition projection if no additional funding was received.  
  • Green line projects road conditions through the 10-year period of the Street & Sidewalk Millage using the additional 2.0 mills approved by East Grand Rapids voters. 
  • Red line shows current ratings with approved millage. 


Information Links:

Questions regarding the East Grand Rapids Streets & Sidewalk millage can be directed to 616-949-2110 or to City Clerk Karen Brower by email or to 750 Lakeside Drive SE, EGR MI 49506.