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Kinney Avenue Improvements

March 23, 2021 Update:
Beginning 8am Saturday March 27, southbound Kinney Avenue from 3 Mile to Meadow Woods Drive will be closed to traffic for utility work. Northbound will remain open to traffic, but expect delays. Work is expected to take eight hours.

SUGGESTED DETOUR:
For southbound Kinney traffic, take 3 Mile west to Wilson Avenue. Head south on Wilson to Remembrance Road, where you can take Remembrance to northbound Kinney Avenue.

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During the summer of 2021, we will be working on a long overdue enhancement to Kinney Avenue from Waldorf Street north to Three Mile Road. We will be widening this section to three lanes and adding sidewalk. In addition to these improvements, we were able to obtain a state grant to extend the trail system from within City Central Park up to Three Mile Road. The trail will start at Randall Avenue then go east approximately 600 feet to Kinney Avenue. It will then connect north to Three Mile Road.

The Kinney corridor is a critical part of our transportation system. We will be detouring traffic west to Wilson Avenue during the construction. It is our hope to start construction in early June, or immediately after the Kenowa Hills School system shuts down for the summer. The area will be closed to through traffic for the entire summer and into the fall. Local traffic, residents that live within the construction zone, will have access to their homes but it will be slow and, at times, messy. The reward will be new roadway with a center turn lane along with sidewalk on the west side and a 10 foot paved trail on the east side.

March 10, 2021:
In preparation for the Kinney Avenue project, Consumers Energy will be relocating poles on Kinney Avenue between Three Mile Road and Waldorf Street beginning Wednesday, March 10th. Motorists should expect delays Monday through Friday as traffic will be down to one lane with a flagging operation in place. This portion of the project has an estimated duration of six weeks. Please seek an alternative route if possible.  Thank you for your cooperation as we work to improve this stretch of road!

We continue to work with MDOT and the United States Department of Transportation on ways to connect this trail system with the Pioneer Trail just north of I-96 on Fruit Ridge Avenue. We hope to collaborate with our MDOT partners to find grant funding to rebuild this highway interchange and improve all the access points while allowing for pedestrian movements across the highway.