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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2021
Contact: Elli Blonde, Communications Administrator
Phone: (269) 381-3170 x224
Sprinkle Road Construction Begins – New Alert System to Keep Motorists Aware Specifically for Sprinkle Road
KALAMAZOO, MI – The Road Commission of Kalamazoo County (RCKC) has a confirmed start date for the Sprinkle Road project between N Avenue/Kilgore Road and Milham Avenue. Sprinkle Road is one of the highest traffic volume roads on the county road system with approximately 30,000 vehicles per day. This average daily traffic count does not include the potential increase from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) I-94 detour routes.
The public should expect to see an immediate impact on their travel with culvert replacements happening at Milham Avenue and Meredith Street. These culverts run the width of the road, however will be done in partial phases in accommodate at least one lane of traffic being maintained in both directions.
The RCKC developed a special notification on RCKC Connect that the public can subscribe to for the Sprinkle Road project specifically. This is the best way to stay updated on closures and changes. Updates are best received via text message or email to view any potential attachments. Signing up is free and can be done on the RCKC website under the “Notify Me” tab at the top of the home screen. Social media updates and weekly construction updates will take place; however, the first line of communication will be this RCKC Connect notification system.
This $3 million project is expected to be completed by the end of October, 2021. As noted in an earlier press release, project timelines are expected to experience some degree of delay due to global supply chain issues.
Please Drive Safe, Work Safe and Save Lives!
The RCKC has served as the local road professionals of Kalamazoo County since 1909. RCKC remains committed to our goal of using our expertise, energy, and funds to provide the safest and most convenient road system possible, and to contribute to economic development and high quality of life throughout the county.