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.
Approximate 2019 Dates            

Project Description

Additional Info
Beginning March 2019 Infrastructure Restructure: Michigan-Harrison Sewer Improvement Project
A major construction project, entitled Infrastructure Restructure, will begin along Michigan Avenue and Harrison Road this spring, bringing much-needed underground sewer improvements to the area. Learn more.

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May 2019 Woodingham Pump Station Replacement Project
Construction of the new Woodingham Pump Station located on Woodingham Drive just east of Harrison Road began on May 1, 2019, with mobilization, site clearing and utility relocations. The contractor is currently installing sheet piling and will then proceed with the excavation of the 50-foot-deep wet well. Periodic lane closures on Woodingham Drive from Harrison Road to Glenhaven Avenue will occur throughout the duration of the project. (UPDATED: 7/3/19)

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Beginning July 8, 2019 2019 Water Main Replacement Project
Existing water main will be replaced on Evergreen Avenue from Oakhill Avenue to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, Cornell Avenue from Beech Street to Burcham Drive and Durand Street from Ann Street to Snyder Road. Construction will commence at Evergreen and Oakhill avenues and continue north. Crews will then move to Cornell Avenue and, finally, Durand Street. Roads will be closed to through traffic and access to residences will be maintained during the work. (UPDATED: 7/3/19)

Beginning July 10, 2019 2019 Local Road Resurfacing Project
This project will resurface Old Mill Road from Walbridge Drive to Pebblebrook Lane, Hitching Post Road from Saginaw Highway to Old Mill Road, Ramblewood Drive from Coolidge Road to Winchester Drive, M.A.C. Avenue from Grand River Avenue to Albert Avenue, and East Lansing Drive from Merritt Road to Merritt Road. Roads will be closed to through traffic and access to residences and businesses will be maintained.

Paving work has been completed on Ramblewood Drive, Hitching Post Road and Old Mill Road. Construction work on East Lansing Drive will begin Thursday, Aug. 15. The contractors will also be doing concrete flat-work that will temporarily affect the driveway/parking lot into the businesses, but access to the businesses will be maintained at all times. The roadway work will also cause intermittent traffic disruption and temporary roadway obstruction. Engineering staff will be posting “No Parking” signs to alert motorists when the contractor has completed the prep work for paving.

Tentative Paving Timelines:
M.A.C. Avenue - July 10-19
Remaider of Streets (in this order: Hitching Post Road, Old Mill Road, East Lansing Drive, Ramblewood Drive) - July 22-Aug. 30
(UPDATED: 8/15/19)

2019 Local Streets Construction Notice (PDF)
Began June 2019 2019 CDBG Albert Avenue Phase II
This project will replace the sidewalk ramps at the intersection of Albert Avenue and Orchard Street and Albert Avenue and Kedzie Street. Sidewalk will also be replaced on Kedzie Street from Albert Avenue to the Grand River Alley. 

UPDATE (7/3/19): All sidewalks have been installed and final restoration is underway.

Beginning late July 2019 Grand River Alley Water Main Replacement Project between Bogue Street and Cedar Street
This project will replace the existing water main in the alley prior to the completion of The Hub redevelopment project.

Beginning July 2019 2019 MDOT CMAQ Project - Coolidge Road Traffic Signal Installations and Lake Lansing Road Signal Optimization
This project will install two new traffic signals on Coolidge Road at Coleman Road and State Road and will also optimize the timing of the traffic signals along Lake Lansing Road from Coolidge to Harrison Road. 

Traffic signal construction will begin Monday, Sept. 9 at the intersection of Coolidge Road and State Road. Shoulder closures and isolated lane closures can be expected through the fall season. Construction on the new traffic signal at Coolidge Road and Coleman Road is expected to begin mid-September. Underground utility work, curb, gutter and sidewalk ramp improvements will take place at both intersections through the month of November. The work will extend through December 2019 (as weather permits) and is expected to be completed by May 2020. (UPDATED: 9/3/19).

Beginning August 2019 Coleman Road Extension Project
Coleman Road will be extended from West Road to Wood Road. The project will also include infrastructure improvements and installation of sidewalk and bike lanes. East Lansing residents can expect project construction to start this year.

Began May 7, 2018 Center City District Project Closures
For the latest updates on closures related to the Center City District project, please visit

Road Closure Notice (7/3/19): Albert Avenue, from Abbot Road to M.A.C. Avenue, will be closed from July 15-19 for paving and landscaping work. 

April 2018 - June 2019 The Hub Project Road Closures
For the latest updates on closures related to The Hub project, please visit

Began December 2018 Park District Planning Area Project Closures
Beginning Sept. 23, Albert Avenue, between Abbot Road and Evergreen Avenue, will be closed to accommodate underground infrastructure work. This is expected to be a long-term closure with an unknown re-opening date at this time. Click here to learn about the detours during this closure. (UPDATED: 9/23/19).

For the latest updates on closures related to the Park District Planning Area project, please visit