Construction Projects

Learn about upcoming and current construction in the City of East Lansing. Please note that the City of East Lansing does not have jurisdiction over all streets in East Lansing and some road construction projects are the responsibility of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Michigan State University or neighboring communities.

For more information, please contact Engineering Administrator Nicole McPherson by email or phone, (517) 319-6928.
  • Evergreen Avenue Utility Improvements and Albert Avenue Extension Project (Updated 6/8/21) - This project is on schedule and is expected to be completed in July 2021. All underground work has been completed and the contractor is now working on site restoration, with plans to complete final paving in mid-July. For additional information about the project, view the City's press release, a construction map (PDF), a construction/meeting notice (PDF) sent to residents of the area and DPW's presentation from an informational meeting held in February.

  • Abbot Road MDOT LAP Road Resurfacing Project – Beginning May 10, 2021, this road resurfacing project will be taking place on Abbot Road, between West Saginaw Highway and Lake Lansing Road. The project  includes crushing, shaping and paving the roadway, select sidewalk replacement and sidewalk ramp upgrades, pavement markings and signing improvements. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed by August 13, 2021.

    The roadway will be closed to through traffic, but one lane will remain open at all times to local traffic (motorists who reside within the construction area) and will be designated by signs, barricades, barrels and flag personnel. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times. Learn more

    For additional information, view DPW's presentation (PDF) from an informational meeting held on May 6. 

  • East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvements Project (Updated 6/3/21) – As part of the East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvements Project, Abbot Road, at Northlawn Avenue, will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, June 8. During this time, the contractor will tie in the proposed water main to the existing water main on the east side of Abbot Road. The road closure will be in place for approximately one week. 

    For additional information on this construction project, view DPW's presentation (PDF) from an informational meeting held on May 27 and view the East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvements Project FAQs (PDF). Affected residents are encouraged to view the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy's flier on how construction activity can impact drinking water (PDF). 

  • 2021 Local Street Resurfacing Project – The City will be milling and resurfacing the following roads starting in mid-June 2021 (tentative dates for when construction will begin are also included; subject to change):

    - Blanchette Drive – Bramble Drive to Harrison Road (begins 8/2/21)
    - Gainsborough Drive – Harrison Road to Colorado Drive (begins 8/23/21)
    - Roseland Avenue – Hagadorn Road to Eastern City Limits (begins 8/16/21)
    - Oakland Drive – Grand River Avenue to Roseland Avenue (begins 8/16/21)
    - Maplewood Drive - Grand River Avenue to Roseland Avenue (begins 8/16/21)
    - Charles Street – Grand River Avenue to Albert Avenue (begins 7/12/21)
    - Division Street – Grand River Avenue to Albert Avenue (begins 7/12/21)

    View the 2021 Construction Notice for Residents (PDF) for additional information.