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.
  • 2022 Hazardous Sidewalk Program  (scheduled September-October 2022) - This project will include removal and replacement of concrete sidewalks, driveways and drives that have been identified as hazardous on Cowley Avenue, Highland Avenue, Oak Ridge Avenue and Westview Avenue in the City of East Lansing.  The project also includes excavation, cleanup, restoration and all incidental work necessary to complete the project and provide a functional system. The project schedule is provided below; please note that these dates are subject to change:

    Highland Avenue (from Michigan Avenue to Grand River Avenue) - Sept. 6-Sept. 17
    Oak Ridge Avenue (from Highland Avenue to Cowley Avenue) - Sept. 19-Sept. 23
    Westview Avenue (from Highland Avenue to Cowley Avenue) - Sept. 26-Oct. 1
    Cowley Avenue (from Michigan Avenue to Grand River Avenue) - Oct. 3-Oct. 15

    Impacted property owners have been contacted by the East Lansing Department of Public Works. During the work, there will be some limitations to through traffic and restricted parking (Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.) 

  • Coolidge and West Road Construction (tentatively scheduled to begin Sept. 19 and be completed by end of October 2022) - Road work will tentatively begin on West Road, from Coleman Road to Lake Lansing Road, on Sept. 19 and will then commence to Coolidge Road, from Coleman Road to State Road. All work is anticipated to be completed by the end of October 2022. Roads will be closed to through traffic during construction, with local traffic and access to commercial properties maintained. Work will consist of spot curb and gutter repair, manhole structure adjustments and milling/resurfacing. For additional information, view DPW's recent letter to residents in the area 8/30/22 (PDF).

  • Albert Avenue Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Project (currently underway) - The project will include traffic signal optimization along Albert Avenue, with no major impacts to traffic expected. 
  • Lake Lansing Road Transportation Improvement Project by Ingham County Road Department (tentatively scheduled to begin in 2023) - The Ingham County Road Department is planning a Transportation Improvement Project for Lake Lansing Road, from Abbot Road to  Hagadorn Road. The project scope includes a four to three lane conversion, bike lanes and ADA improvements throughout the project limits and a reconfiguration of the Lake Lansing-Birch-Towar intersection for a signalized intersection to provide safe and efficient pedestrian crossings.
  • Burcham Drive Roadway Improvement Project (tentatively scheduled to begin in 2023) - The roadway improvements will require Burcham Drive to be closed to through traffic from Abbot Road to Timberlane Street.

  • East Lansing Parking Facility Repairs Project (scheduled May-September 2022) - This project will take place at five downtown East Lansing parking garages (Bailey Street, Division Street, Charles Street, Grove Street and MAC Avenue). The work will include concrete repairs, concrete sealants, expansion joints, cove joints, control joints, plumbing repairs, window sealants, fence repairs, painting and roofing work. Traffic-flow impacts will take place throughout the project at all five facilities, though each parking facility is expected to remain open for customer use. Signs will be in place at the entry of each facility informing visitors of the maintenance work in progress.