For years, Portland, Michigan’s Cutler Road went unpaved. The rural road was dusty and full of potholes. Driving the road was dangerous and the lack of Michigan road construction in the area steered customers away from traveling to the local businesses near it. Portland City Officials decided to fix the road, paving the way for safer travels and future economic development growth.
Fleis & VandenBrink provided Michigan road construction improvements, including survey, design and construction engineering services for water and sewer infrastructure improvements before paving the 1-mile road with asphalt and adding curb and gutter, sidewalks and street lights. Fleis & VandenBrink helped the City secure Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) funding.
Cutler’s paving brought a new quality of life to the community. Local businesses and community members said as much at the ribbon cutting, proclaiming “This place has waited so long for this” as they watched the traffic flow past smoothly. Lt. Governor Brian Calley – who attended the road’s ribbon cutting – also congratulated Portland on having “the nicest road in Michigan.”