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 2018 Dates            

Project Description

Additional Info
Beginning May 7, 2018 Center City District Project Closures
For the latest updates on closures related to the Center City District project, please visit www.EastLansingBuzz.org


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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July 9 - October 2018 Glencairn Neighborhood Water Main/Road Project
This project will consist of milling and resurfacing roads in the area bounded by Harrison Road to the east, Saginaw Street to the north and Grand River Avenue to the southwest. Water main replacement will also take place on Wildwood Drive, from Harrison Road to Cowley Avenue; on Northlawn Avenue/Audubon Drive, from Harrison Avenue to Grand River Avenue; and University Drive, from Wildwood Driver to Grand River Avenue. Streets in this project area will be limited to local traffic only.

UPDATE (10/16/18): The contractor will begin asphalt patch work on University and Wildwood drives starting Wednesday, Oct. 17, followed by asphalt base course on Thursday to level out the roadway where the water services trenches were. The patch work will create bumps in the roadway until they are filled with asphalt base course. The contractor is currently in the process of cleaning up Audubon Road, therefore, paving was pushed to Phase II first in order to get all of the prep work completed. The tentative schedule is to start paving on Phase II (all streets between Southlawn and Grand River) the week of Oct. 22 and start Phase 1 (all streets between Southlawn and Saginaw) the week of Nov. 5. 

Letter to Residents 9/7/18 (PDF)

June 25 - November 2018
2018 Major Street Project - Hagadorn Road & Alton Road
Hagadorn Road, from Haslett Road to Lake Lansing Road, and Alton Road, from Burcham Drive to Saginaw Street, will be under construction for road work and sidewalk improvements. Work on Hagadorn Road has been completed. Work is continuing on Alton Road.

UPDATE (10/8/18): Please note that the Alton-Whitehills intersection will be closed to traffic for storm sewer work the week of Oct. 8. Motorists seeking to access Patriarche Park will need to travel on northbound Alton Road from Burcham Drive. The intersection is expected to re-open on Thursday, Oct. 11 (weather permitting). Concrete, curb and sidewalk work is expected to begin later in the week once all utility work is completed. 

 
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 will be replaced this summer. Isolated lane closures are expected during the course of this work.

 
Completed 2018 Albert Avenue Sidewalk Improvements
Upgrades will be made to the sidewalk ramps at the intersections along Albert Avenue, from Division Street to Collingwood Drive. The construction will cause periodic lane closures and pedestrian detours. Work will begin at the Division Street intersection and then move to the Bailey Street intersection and, lastly, the Collingwood Drive intersection.

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June 25 - October 2018 MDOT Road Project - Saginaw Highway
MDOT will be resurfacing Saginaw Highway, from Coolidge Road to Hagadorn Road. At least one lane of traffic will be open in each direction throughout the project. Work will consist of sidewalk ramp upgrades and asphalt milling/repaving. The first phase of construction will take place between Coolidge and Abbot roads, followed by Abbot Road to Hagadorn Road. Please contact the MDOT Lansing Transporation Service Center with any questions.


October 8 -November 2, 2018
Resurfacing of Major/Local Streets (Burcham, Timberlane, Marfitt and Haslett)
The areas scheduled to be resurfaced include Burcham Drive, from Timberlane Street to Whitehouse Drive; Timberlane Street north of Burcham Drive; Marfitt Road, from Abbey Road to Lake Lansing Road; and Haslett Road, from Saginaw Highway to Merritt Road. Lane closures are necessary, but one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during the work. 

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Fall 2018 LightSpeed Project in the Tamarisk Neighborhood
LightSpeed Communications, LLC; in cooperation with the City of East Lansing; will be continuing with the installation of conduit and fiber for the project in the Tamarisk Neighborhood. This project is scheduled to be complete by the end of October, with service installations continuing into November. If residents have any direct questions or concerns with the field operations, please contact LightSpeed at (517) 492-9000 or help@golightspeed.com. The City contact for this project is Lori Baetz, (517) 337-9459.