Project to Start On Westnedge Avenue and Park Street Monday, July 11

Published on July 11, 2022

A project to calm traffic and preserve the pavement on Westnedge Avenue and Park Street from Dunkley Street to Michigan Avenue will begin on Monday, July 11. A fog seal will be applied to the street and pavement markings will be repainted to right-size vehicle lanes at 11-feet. Bike lanes and designated parking areas will also be added.

The streets will remain open throughout the project with single lane closures at a time as needed. The project is planned to be completed according to the following schedule. This schedule could be impacted by weather.

Monday, July 11

  • No Parking Notice (Dunkley to Michigan) - Signage will be placed and notice will be given to residents and businesses that on-street parking will not be available during work.

Tuesday, July 12

  • Removing Pavement Markings (Dunkley to Michigan) - Existing pavement markings will be removed. No lane closures but there may be delays related to crews in the roadway.

Wednesday, July 13

  • Fog Sealing (Dunkley to Kalamazoo) - Only one lane will be closed at a time. The outside lanes will be sealed first, followed by the inside lanes.

Thursday, July 14

  • Fog Sealing (Kalamazoo to Michigan) - Only one lane will be closed at a time. The outside lanes will be sealed first, followed by the inside lanes.
  • Adding Pavement Markings (Dunkley to Kalamazoo) - No lane closures during pavement marking but there may be delays related to crews in the roadway.

Friday, July 15

  • Adding Pavement Markings (Kalamazoo to Michigan) - No lane closures during pavement marking but there may be delays related to crews in the roadway.

This work is part of a project launched in 2021 to calm traffic on Westnedge Avenue and Park Street. Implementation began in Fall 2021 with the installation of crosswalks, signage, and speed radars in the Northside neighborhood. In addition to re-sealing, more crosswalk and sidewalk improvements will be made and a pop-up bike lane will be piloted on Westnedge Avenue from Lovell Street to Dutton Street in 2022. These improvements are based on community input, traffic crash data, and street design best practices.

In 2023, Westnedge and Park will be fog sealed and repainted from Michigan Avenue to Crosstown Parkway to right-size vehicle lanes and add bike facilities further south on these streets. More information on this project is available at www.imaginekalamazoo.com/projects/westnedgepark

Westnedge and Park Fog Sealing Schedule

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