Northern Tier Trail Improvements

The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts has been awarded $1,526,089 from the Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage to repair/replace six pedestrian bridges and make surface improvements along the Northern Tier Trail. 

The bridge work is slated to begin in January 2018 and the trail resurfacing is slated to begin in spring 2018. During the work, there will be intermittent closures along the trail.

Construction Schedule


A construction schedule is posted below. Please note that this schedule is subject to change. This webpage will be updated regularly with schedule changes and closure updates. 

GIS Map can also be viewed for up-to-date trail closure information. Please abide by all posted signs in construction areas.
Project Details Status
Removal and replacement of the bridge south of the East Lansing Soccer Complex Completed; Will Re-open May 11
Removal and replacement of the bridge east of the pond in Albert A. White Memorial Park Under Construction; Will Re-open May 18
Repairs to the bridge on the Abbey Road branch of the trail Completed; Will Re-open May 11
Repairs to the bridge east of Harrison Meadows Park Under Construction; Will Re-Open May 25
Resurfacing of the Northern Tier Trail 

Phase 1 - Abbey Road to the Soccer Complex - Currently Closed; Will Re-open May 11

Phase 2 - Cricket Lane to Lake Lansing Road - Closed May 7-25

Additional phases TBA
Under Construction; See Phase Information
Repairs to the bridge along the north side of Kalamazoo Street TBA
Repairs to the bridge along the west side of Hagadorn Road TBA
Project Completion Fall 2018