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.
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Beginning Spring 2020 Glencairn Neighborhood Infrastructure Improvement Project
A construction project is scheduled to begin in the Glencairn Neighborhood in spring 2020. The project includes replacing water mains, large-diameter sewers and roadways in a portion of the neighborhood south of W. Saginaw Street. View Map (PDF).

The City has scheduled a Project Informational Meeting for residents on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Glencairn Elementary School library to discuss the project.

Letter to Residents (2/13/20)

Beginning March 2019

Ending Spring 2020
Infrastructure Restructure: Michigan-Harrison Sewer Improvement Project
A major construction project, entitled Infrastructure Restructure, will begin along Michigan Avenue and Harrison Road this spring, bringing much-needed underground sewer improvements to the area. Learn more.

View Map (PDF)
Beginning May 2019

Ending October 2020
Woodingham Pump Station Replacement Project
Construction of the new Woodingham Pump Station located on Woodingham Drive just east of Harrison Road began on May 1, 2019, with mobilization, site clearing and utility relocations. 

UPDATE (1/7/20): Underground construction is ongoing and the project is currently expected to be completed by October 2020. Woodingham Drive, from Glenhaven Avenue to Harrison Road, will be closed to through traffic until approximately early May 2020. 

Beginning July 8, 2019

Ending Spring 2020
2019 Water Main Replacement Project
Existing water main will be replaced on Evergreen Avenue from Oakhill Avenue to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, Cornell Avenue from Beech Street to Burcham Drive and Durand Street from Ann Street to Snyder Road. 

UPDATE (1/7/20): Underground work and paving has been completed. Site restoration is scheduled to take place in spring 2020.

Beginning July 10, 2019

Ending Spring 2020
2019 Local Road Resurfacing Project
This project will resurface Old Mill Road from Walbridge Drive to Pebblebrook Lane, Hitching Post Road from Saginaw Highway to Old Mill Road, Ramblewood Drive from Coolidge Road to Winchester Drive, M.A.C. Avenue from Grand River Avenue to Albert Avenue, and East Lansing Drive from Merritt Road to Merritt Road. 

UPDATE (1/7/20): Final paving/pavement restoration will take place in some areas in spring 2020. Site restoration will also take place in the spring.

2019 Local Streets Construction Notice (PDF)
Beginning July 2019 

Spring 2020
2019 MDOT/CMAQ Project - Coolidge Road Traffic Signal Installations and Lake Lansing Road Signal Optimization
This Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) project will include the installation of two new traffic signals on Coolidge Road at Coleman Road and State Road and will also optimize the timing of the traffic signals along Lake Lansing Road from Coolidge Road to Harrison Road. 

Traffic signal construction began in early September 2019 and work will continue around the intersections as spring 2020 approaches to complete final restoration and site cleanup. 

UPDATE (1/6/20): Beginning as early as January 7, 2020 the signal at the Coolidge-State intersection will be turned on and will be in flash mode daily for approximately two weeks in order to get motorists acclimated to the change. There will be a flashing yellow light for eastbound and westbound State Road traffic and a flashing red light for northbound and southbound Coolidge Road traffic. The signal at the Coolidge-Coleman intersection is expected to be turned on later in the same week and will be in flash mode daily for approximately two weeks as well. 

Beginning August 2019

Ending Summer 2020
Coleman Road Extension Project
Coleman Road will be extended from West Road to Wood Road. The project will also include infrastructure improvements and installation of sidewalk and bike lanes. The project is expected to be completed by summer 2020.

Began December 2018 Park District Planning Area Project Closures
Beginning Sept. 23, Albert Avenue, between Abbot Road and Evergreen Avenue, will be closed to accommodate underground infrastructure work. This is expected to be a long-term closure with an unknown re-opening date at this time. Click here to learn about the detours during this closure. (UPDATED: 9/23/19).

For the latest updates on closures related to the Park District Planning Area project, please visit