Construction Projects

Orange construction cones and lane shift arrowsLearn 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.

In addition to the construction projects listed below, community members are encouraged to sign up for Nixle to learn about road closures related to traffic accidents and emergency infrastructure repairs (i.e., water main breaks). 

2022-2024 Hazardous Sidewalk Program (first phase completed in 2022, second phase to begin in April 2024) - This project includes removal and replacement of concrete sidewalks, driveways and drives that have been identified as hazardous in the Chesterfield Hills neighborhood. The project also includes excavation, cleanup, restoration and all incidental work necessary to complete the project and provide a functional system. The first phase of the project was completed in 2022, with the second phase expected to begin in summer 2023 on the following streets:

  • Kensington Road (from Michigan Avenue to Grand River Avenue)
  • Huntington Road (from Kensington Road to University Drive)
  • Westbound Michigan Avenue only (from Cowley Avenue to Harrison Road)
  • Chesterfield Parkway (from Kensington Road to Huntington Road)
  • Cresenwood Road (from Kensington Road to University Drive)

During the work, there will be some limitations to through traffic and restricted parking. Additional updates will be provided prior to construction.

2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Phase V (construction completion by September 2023) - This project includes the removal and replacement of existing sidewalk and ramp locations within the intersections of Albert and Spartan avenues, Albert Avenue and Kenberry Drive, Albert and Lexington avenues and Frye and Spartan avenues. The project also includes all necessary traffic control, cleanup and restoration. All Albert Avenue intersections are substantially complete.

Major Street Improvements on Burcham Drive and Haslett Road (construction completion by September 2023) - This project includes road reconstruction on Burcham Drive from Abbot Road to Timberlane Street, and sidewalk improvements along Haslett Road from Deerpath Lane to Merritt Road. The project is now open to traffic.  

Local Utility Improvement Project (in construction; completion by October 2023) - This project includes replacement of water main, sewer, curb and gutter, driveways and sidewalks on Collingwood Drive, Kedzie Street, Division Street, Gunson Street and Sunrise Court. Sunrise Court, Division Street and Collingwood Drive from Grand River Avenue to Butterfield Drive are open to traffic. For additional information, view the following PDFs:

Lake Lansing Road Transportation Improvement Project by Ingham County Road Department (construction completion by October 2023) - The Ingham County Road Department is constructing 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 Road-Birch Row Drive-Towar Avenue intersection for a signalized intersection to provide safe and efficient pedestrian crossings. The Lake Lansing Road-Birch Row Drive-Towar Avenue intersection will be closed and a detour will be in place.

Through traffic is tentatively open but will still need to be maintained for the ongoing road work as well. Traffic lane closures will continue through Sept. 29. 

Local Roadway Improvements Project (construction postponed) - This project will include replacement of water main, sewer, curb and gutter, driveways and sidewalks as well as surface milling and paving in the South Whitehills Neighborhood, Stoddard Avenue, Melrose Street, King Court and Berkshire Lane. This project is currently postponed until further notice.  

Coolidge Road Improvements Project (construction in Spring 2024) – This project will include a mill and resurfacing of Coolidge Road from Saginaw Highway to Lake Lansing Road and a lane reconfiguration from four lanes to three lanes plus two bike lanes. Lane closures will be in place for the duration of the project, and access to local businesses and residents will be maintained as much as possible.