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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Evergreen Avenue Utility Improvements and Albert Avenue Extension Project to Begin Monday, Feb. 22

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the Evergreen Avenue Utility Improvements and Albert Avenue Extension Project is slated to begin on Monday, Feb. 22.

The project will begin with mobilization at the site and the closure of the Evergreen Avenue Parking Lot (behind The Peoples Church of East Lansing). Once the contractor moves to the second phase of the project, Evergreen Avenue will be closed to through traffic. View the Road Closure Phases Map for tentative dates. The project is tentatively scheduled to be completed by July 2021.

 The project will include improvements to City infrastructure serving the Oakwood Neighborhood and surrounding area, including watermain and sewer upgrades. Additionally, Evergreen Avenue will be converted into a future walking path for pedestrians, from Valley Court to Albert Avenue; the Evergreen Avenue Parking Lot will be removed and replaced; and Albert Avenue will be realigned and extended to Valley Court. The Albert Avenue extension will include bike lanes and a mid-block crossing. Overall, traffic flow will be improved with the realignment of Albert Avenue and the removal of the section of Evergreen Avenue, ultimately deterring northbound neighborhood cut-through traffic that impacts the neighborhood. Additional updates will be provide throughout the duration of the project at www.cityofeastlansing.com/construction

The East Lansing Department of Public Works will be hosting an informational meeting on the upcoming project on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held electronically due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and can be viewed at https://zoom.us/j/92932929595 (Webinar ID: 929 3292 9595). Representatives from the East Lansing Engineering Division, consulting engineers and the project’s contractor will be on hand to provide an overview of the project and to answer questions from community members. Community members can call into the meeting to ask questions: (312) 626-6799 or (888) 788-0099. Community members can press *6 (star 6) to unmute and *9 (star 9) to raise their hand. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services in order to attend can contact Nicole McPherson at nmcpher@cityofeastlansing.com

For additional information, view the construction project notice that was delivered to residents and property owners who live and/or own property in the project area.

 

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