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.
  • East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvements Project (estimated to resume in late March 2022; estimated completion in mid July 2022) – This project is continuing from 2021 and includes utility upgrades (water main replacement and combined sewer replacement) as well as road improvement work. For additional information, view DPW's latest Letter to Glencairn Neighbors 3/4/22 (PDF) and the City's latest press release 3/23/22. 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). 

    UPDATE (6/24/22):
    The testing of the water main along Northlawn Avenue between Roxburgh Avenue and Rosewood Avenue is underway. Once complete, water services will be transferred and final connections made. The construction crew will install catch basins along Northlawn Avenue during water main testing. The road construction crew will be on site next week to continue the road building process along Northlawn Avenue. Paving of the Harrison Road and Northlawn Avenue intersection is scheduled for the middle-to-end of next week. The intersection will be reopened once paving is complete.

    The tentative schedule for the remainder of the project is as follows. All dates are subject to change due to weather.

    Week of July 5 – Continue the road-building process along Northlawn Avenue, between Harrison Road and Rosewood Avenue.

    Week of July 11 - Mill Glenhaven Avenue, Roxburgh Avenue and Rosewood Avenue between Northlawn Avenue and Saginaw Street. Lower manhole castings.

    Week of July 18 – Base pave streets and raise manhole castings.

    Week of July 25 – Final pave streets and restore and clean up the construction area.

  • Haslett Road to Timberlane Street Sewer Interceptor Repair Project (July-August 2022) - The sewer lining project will take place from Haslett Road south to Timberlane Street (north of Burcham Drive). Road closures/traffic impacts are not expected; however, residents may see large equipment and semi-trucks in the area during the work.  
  • Oakhill Avenue Retaining Wall Construction Project (scheduled to begin April 18, 2022 and be completed in late May) - A retaining wall on Oakhill Avenue will be replaced and the roadway in the area will be resurfaced. Oakhill Avenue, between Hillcrest Avenue and Sunset Lane, will be closed to through traffic during the work. On-street parking will be temporarily prohibited in the area as well.

    UPDATE (6/10/22): The majority of the project has been completed and there are a few punch list items remaining. 

  • Sidewalk Improvements at Albert-Milford and Milford-Short Intersections (The project is scheduled to begin June 6 and be completed in August ) - American Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades will be made to the sidewalks at the intersections of Albert Avenue and Milford Street and Milford Street and Short Street. The work will require intersection closures.

    UPDATE (6/21/22): The work has been completed at the Milford-Short intersection and that intersection has re-opened to traffic. The Albert-Milford intersection will be closed for approximately three weeks beginning Thursday, June 23 to accommodate the project. Detours will be posted. 

  • Albert Avenue Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Project (summer 2022) - The project will include traffic signal optimization along Albert Avenue, with no major impacts to traffic expected. 

  • 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.

  • Improvements at Park Lake-Haslett Intersection (currently underway) - The Ingham County Road Department will close the intersection of Park Lake Road and Haslett Road for approximately one week to make American Disabilities Act upgrades to the intersection, install a new traffic signal and widen the traffic lanes.

  • East Lansing Parking Facility Repairs Project (scheduled May-August 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.

    UPDATE (6/22/22): 
    Repair work continues at the Charles Street, Division Street and Grove Street garages. Curb repair, deck patching, cove and window sealants are being installed at the Grove Street Garage. The roof level will be closed soon, and until further notice. Expansion joint replacements, patching and sealant work continues at the Division Street Garage. The roof will remain closed until further notice. Prep work continues at the Charles Street Garage. The Bailey Street Garage is mostly wrapped up, with only a few more painting and wall-cap items remaining.