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 - This project was substantially completed in August 2021. The contractor will be coming in early October to plant trees in the area.

    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.

  • East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvements Project – This project includes utility upgrades (water main  replacement and combined sewer replacement) as well as road improvement work. Completion of this project is expected in mid July 2022.

    PLEASE NOTE (10/6/21): The City of East Lansing will be hosting two upcoming pop-up events for residents of the Glencairn Neighborhood to provide an end-of-season update on this project and discuss where it will pick up next year. Learn more.

    For additional information on this construction project, view DPW's initial project presentation (PDF)* and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)* from an informational meeting held with the neighborhood on May 27. Residents of the neighborhood are also encouraged to view the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy's flyer on how construction activity can impact drinking water (PDF). 

    *This project is now scheduled to be completed in mid July 2022 due to unexpected project delays, including reduced material availability, longer-than-usual lead times as a result of COVID-19 and weather impacts. All work originally planned will still be completed and, before work concludes in 2021, all curb and gutter, sidewalk and drives that have been removed will be replaced. All roads will also be paved to provide a hard surface over the winter.

  • 2021 Local Street Resurfacing Project – The City will be milling and resurfacing the following roads starting in mid-June 2021. All ongoing local street work is scheduled to be completed by October 22, 2021:

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

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

  • Oakhill Retaining Wall Construction Project - The City will be completing emergency water service leads repair work at this project location from Oct. 4-8, 2021. During the repair, Oakhill Avenue, between Hillcrest Avenue and Sunset Lane, will be closed to through traffic. A posted detour will be in place. The retaining wall replacement work will be postponed until spring 2022 due to material shortage.

    UPDATE (10/14/21): The City sent residents/property owners in the construction area notifying them that, while the construction project has been delayed, AT&T and the Lansing Board of Water and Light will continue to work on relocating their existing facilities within the project limits. View the letter that was sent to residents/property owners (PDF).