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 MDOT S. Harrison Road Resurfacing Project
S. Harrison Road from Mt. Hope Road to Forest Road will be closed to through traffic starting mid May 2019 to accommodate the road resurfacing and minor utility repairs. Access will be maintained to MSU Golf Facilities from Forest Road, follow posted detours. This project is slated for completion in July 2019.

May 2019 Woodingham Pump Station Replacement Project
The Woodingham Pump Station located on Woodingham Drive just east of Harrison Road will be replaced starting the week of May 6, 2019. Periodic lane closures on Woodingham Drive from Harrison Road to Glenhaven Avenue will occur.  

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Beginning June 2019 FY19 Water Main Replacement Project
Existing water main will be replaced on Evergreen Avenue from Oakhill Avenue to the north end, Cornell Avenue from Beech Street to Burcham Drive and Durand Street from Ann Street to Snyder Road. Roads will be closed to through traffic and access to residences will be maintained. 

Beginning June 2019 FY19 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.

Beginning June 2019 FY19 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. 

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 Street and will also optimize the timing of the traffic signals along Lake Lansing Road from Coolidge to Harrison Road. 

July-November 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 the project to be constructed this year, with the majority of construction taking place June-September.

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

April 2018 - June 2019 The Hub Project Road Closures
Cedar Street closure, just north of the alley to Grand River Avenue, and closure of east lane on Bogue Street, from the alley to Grand River Avenue.

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Beginning December 2018 Park District Planning Area Project Closures
For the latest updates on closures related to the Park District Planning Area project, please visit

July 23 - mid-September 2018 2018 Traffic Signal Project - Harrison Road & Kalamazoo Street
The traffic signal at the intersection of Harrison Road and Kalamazoo Street was replaced in summer 2018.

UPDATE (5/1/19): The contractor will be starting on May 6, 2019 to correct issues with the sidewalk ramps. They will be constructing one quadrant at a time starting with the northeast quadrant. Isolated lane closures are expected and pedestrian detours will be installed.

2018 Construction Projects Resurfacing of Major/Local Streets (Burcham, Timberlane, Marfitt and Haslett)

2018 Major Street Project - Hagadorn Road & Alton Road

Glencairn Neighborhood Water Main/Road Project

UPDATE FOR ALL 2018 PROJECTS (5/1/19): The contractor has restored the parkway areas in the neighborhood and will be working on outstanding items over the next few weeks. On projects with minor paving repairs, lane closures will be installed as necessary.

Glencairn Neighborhood Update: Pavement repairs will take place on Wildwood Drive and Cowley Ave from June 11-14. Please be advised that during the repair work the intersection of Cowley Avenue and Wildwood Drive will be temporarily closed and there will some intermittent traffic disruptions in the vicinity.