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Non-Motorized Plan Passed



Walk to the bus stop or store, bike to work, take the baby out in the stroller, bike ride with your kids, jog or take the dog for a walk. Do you live without a car by necessity or by choice? 

Kalamazoo Township is on the road / sidewalk to making this a more livable community. You can find more information on the benefits, to you and your community, of non-motorized transportation by clicking the following links:   Bicycling     Sidewalks 
 
The Township's Non-Motorized/Active Transportation Plan is available for you to view, just Click Here.

Please send your comments to Supervisor Donald D. Martin at supervisor@ktwp.org.

Responsibility for Roads

While townships in many other states have primary responsibility for local roads, in Michigan the county road commissions and townships share transportation-related responsibilities. Road commissions (and county boards of commissioners where road commission duties have been assumed by the county board) are responsible for maintenance and construction of local roads, while townships are responsible for non-transportation uses of road rights of way, sub-surface rights of way usage such as utilities and communication systems, and law enforcement. In spite of state law assigning maintenance and construction responsibility to road commissions, the state transportation fund doesn’t provide sufficient financial resources for road commissions to perform their responsibilities at a level acceptable to everyone. Consequently, township boards voluntarily contribute over $150 million per year to their county road commissions to support road projects in their respective townships.

Road and Drain Work Update


 Updated: 08-17-18   Project     Estimated Amount   Mileage
 Primary              
 Alamo Avenue – Nichols Road to Kalamazoo City Limit    Chip Seal / Fog Seal   $  40,499.00    1.15
 Kendall Avenue – M-43 to Kalamazoo City Limit    Chip Seal / Fog Seal   $  17,694.00    0.50
Mosel Avenue – Douglas Avenue to North Westnedge Avenue     Chip Seal / Fog Seal    27,020.00    0.70
 N. Westnedge Avenue – Business US-131 Ramp to G Avenue    HMA Wedging / Chip Seal / Fog Seal   $ 54,939.00    1.59
 Nichols Road – Ravine Road to Barney Road    Chip Seal / Fog Seal   $  18,539.00    0.28
 Olmstead Road – Business I-94 to Miller Road    Chip Seal / Fog Seal   $ 15,078.00    0.30
 Parchmount Avenue – 845' west of Nazareth Road to Nazareth Road    Chip Seal / Fog Seal    5,256.00    0.16
Ravine Road – Drake Road to Kalamazoo City Limit     HMA Wedging / Chip Seal / Fog Seal   $  115,256.00    2.68
 Nazareth Road – 1478' south of East Main to M-43    Mill / HMA Overlay   $  250,000.00   1.40
 Lake Street – Olmstead Road to S. Sprinkle Road    Mill / HMA Overlay   $  125,000.00   0.50

In addition to the maintenance above, Dayton Ave and Stewart Drive, the last two streets to be repaired using the Township's road bond money, will be finished this summer. There will also be additional sidewalk completed on Sunnyside as well as sidewalk repairs in Eastwood and Westwood. You can view map with repair location by clicking the neighborhood. Eastwood     Westwood

There is also the following drain work taking place in the Township:

Road: Dayton Avenue – Charles Avenue to East Main Street (Eastwood Heights, Vosler's Addition, Sherwood Plat, Washburn Plat and East Highland Park)
Current Status: Installing and replacing leaching basins. Milling and paving to take place late September.
Detour: Traffic is to be maintained during the project. Shoulder closures and temporary flagging operations may be necessary at times.Project Information: Road surface milling and paving with some drainage improvements
Start Date: August 8, 2018
End Date: Mid October 2018

 We want to thank the residents of Kalamazoo Township for supporting this project and hope you're enjoying your roads. We will be working to keep all the roads maintained and will continue to keep you informed.

The 2017 Annual Report of the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County can be found by Clicking Here.

Keeping Sidewalks Clear

Please keep in mind that keeping sidewalks clear does not just mean clear of snow. Please keep bushes and grass from impeding sidewalk traffic. It is especially important to maintain the full width of the sidewalk in order to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. 

Walkers please be courteous to those who are responsible for the sidewalks. Don't litter and please pick up after your dog. 

It’s been proven that walking is good for your health both physical and mental.  More and more research is showing the importance of getting out of our chairs and going for a walk. Some people have no choice but to walk or use a wheelchair to get from place to place. It has also been found that home values increase in areas that are considered “walkable”. Please do your part to keep our sidewalks and trails in good repair and we'll try to make sure you have good sidewalks and trails to use.