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.
  • East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvements Project (estimated to resume in late March 2022; estimated completion in July 2022) – This project is continuing from 2021 and includes utility upgrades (water main replacement and combined sewer replacement) as well as road improvement work. For additional information, view DPW's latest Letter to Glencairn Neighbors 3/4/22 (PDF) and the City's latest press release 3/23/22. Residents of the neighborhood are also encouraged to view the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy's flyer on how construction activity can impact drinking water (PDF). 

    UPDATE (7/27/22):  
    Final paving is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 on on Southlawn Avenue, Centerlawn Avenue, Glenhaven Avenue (south of Northlawn Avenue) and Rosewood Avenue (south of Northlawn Avenue). Final paving is scheduled for Thursday, July 28 on Northlawn Avenue as well as Glenhaven Avenue, Roxburgh Avenue and Rosewood Avenue between Northlawn Avenue and Saginaw Street. Cleanup and final restoration will occur on Friday, July 29 and possibly the beginning of the following week. Street lights are the responsibility of BWL and their crews have been working to reinstall lights. This work will continue in the coming weeks.
  • Haslett Road to Timberlane Street Sewer Interceptor Repair Project (July-August 2022) - The sewer lining project will take place from Haslett Road south to Timberlane Street (north of Burcham Drive). Road closures/traffic impacts are not expected; however, residents may see large equipment and semi-trucks in the area during the work.  
  • Oakhill Avenue Retaining Wall Construction Project (scheduled to begin April 18, 2022 and be completed in late May) - A retaining wall on Oakhill Avenue will be replaced and the roadway in the area will be resurfaced. Oakhill Avenue, between Hillcrest Avenue and Sunset Lane, will be closed to through traffic during the work. On-street parking will be temporarily prohibited in the area as well.

    UPDATE (6/10/22): The majority of the project has been completed and there are a few punch list items remaining. 

  • Sidewalk Improvements at Albert-Milford and Milford-Short Intersections (The project is scheduled to begin June 6 and be completed in August ) - American Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades will be made to the sidewalks at the intersections of Albert Avenue and Milford Street and Milford Street and Short Street. The work will require intersection closures.

    UPDATE (7/12/22): All intersections have reopened to traffic and work is wrapping up.

  • Albert Avenue Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Project (summer 2022) - The project will include traffic signal optimization along Albert Avenue, with no major impacts to traffic expected. 

  • Burcham Drive Roadway Improvement Project (tentatively scheduled to begin in 2023) - The roadway improvements will require Burcham Drive to be closed to through traffic from Abbot Road to Timberlane Street.

  • Improvements at Park Lake-Haslett Intersection (currently underway) - The Ingham County Road Department will close the intersection of Park Lake Road and Haslett Road for approximately one week to make American Disabilities Act upgrades to the intersection, install a new traffic signal and widen the traffic lanes.

  • East Lansing Parking Facility Repairs Project (scheduled May-August 2022) - This project will take place at five downtown East Lansing parking garages (Bailey Street, Division Street, Charles Street, Grove Street and MAC Avenue). The work will include concrete repairs, concrete sealants, expansion joints, cove joints, control joints, plumbing repairs, window sealants, fence repairs, painting and roofing work. Traffic-flow impacts will take place throughout the project at all five facilities, though each parking facility is expected to remain open for customer use. Signs will be in place at the entry of each facility informing visitors of the maintenance work in progress.

    UPDATE (7/28/22):
    Work continues in the Grove Street, M.A.C. Avenue, Division Street and Charles Street garages. Beginning July 28,  the Division Street Garage upper permit levels are closed until further notice for shot blasting. Permit holders have been directed to park in the lower levels of the garage. The roof level of the Grove Street Garage is currently closed for ongoing work.