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.
COVID-19 UPDATE: City of East Lansing staff have been working with the contractors associated with the ongoing and upcoming public infrastructure projects within the City of East Lansing to determine which projects can continue with safety precautions in place during Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order.  

The following projects will be continuing. These projects will have no more than ten workers on site, excluding inspectors, deliveries and other ancillary personnel. The contractors for these projects will also comply with the Ingham County Health Officer’s emergency order to screen the employees that are coming to work.  

  • Evergreen Avenue and Albert Avenue public infrastructure work associated with the current Park District Planning Area development project – work continuing; existing road closures to remain in place

  • Michigan Avenue and Harrison Road sewer improvement project (Infrastructure Restructure Project) work continuing; lane closures expected

  • Woodingham Pump Station Replacement Project – work continuing; existing road closure to remain in place

  • Restoration work associated with the Fiscal Year 2019 Water Main Improvement Project on Durand Street, Cornell Avenue and Evergreen Avenue – work continuing

  • MDOT HISP Project - Harrison Road resurfacing project and four-to-three conversion project form Michigan Avenue to Grand River Avenue – tentative start date in mid-May; road to be closed to through traffic

  • MDOT LAP Project - Trowbridge Road and Forest Road resurfacing project – tentative start date in mid-May; lane closures expected

  • Lake Lansing Road Concrete Joint Repair Project from West Road to Abbot Road – tentative start date in mid-May; lane closures and periodic road closures expected 
  • E. Grand River Avenue Sidewalk Project – construction will take place in two phases; first phase will begin May 18 and second phase will begin May 19. Learn more. 

  • N. Harrison Road Project Asphalt milling and filling on N. Harrison Road, between Michigan Avenue and Grand River Avenue, will begin May 20. During this time, N. Harrison Road will be closed and motorists are advised to follow the posted detour of Michigan Avenue, Delta Street and Grand River Avenue. Local access will be maintained during the closure and the project is scheduled to be completed in late June 2020.

  • Lake Lansing Road Project – Concrete patch replacement on Lake Lansing Road, between West Road and Abbot Road, will begin May 26. Motorists can expect lane closures and road closures at various intervals, impacting the Lake Lansing-Coolidge, Lake Lansing-Harrison and Lake Lansing-Abbot intersections. Local access will be maintained during the closures and posted detours will also be in place. Additionally, the scope of repairs includes some night work at various times to help minimize the duration of full road closures and to expedite the repair process. This project is also scheduled to be completed by late June 2020. 
The following projects have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Glencairn Neighborhood Project - The Glencairn Neighborhood construction project scheduled to begin in spring 2020 has been delayed until spring 2021. Learn more