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.

The following projects will be continuing. The contractors for these projects are complying 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 LAP Project - Trowbridge Road and Forest Road resurfacing project – tentative start date in mid-May; lane 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, began on May 20. During the work, N. Harrison Road will be closed and motorists are advised to follow the posted detour of Michigan Avenue to Delta Street to Grand River Avenue. Local access will be maintained during the closure and the project is scheduled to be completed in late June 2020.

    UPDATE (6/19/20): This project has been completed. The few things that remain include permanent traffic control placement and some remaining pavement marking symbols.

  • Trowbridge Road Project  – Construction on Trowbridge Road, between Harrison Road and Arbor Drive, will begin Wednesday, June 3. As part of the project, construction crews will be crushing and shaping Trowbridge Road, which will include storm water improvements. Additionally, the project includes spot concrete curb and gutter/sidewalk construction. During this time, one lane of eastbound and westbound Trowbridge Road will be maintained at all times. Local traffic traveling along Trowbridge Road will be traveling on a gravel surface and motorists are asked to seek alternate routes, as delays are expected. Motorists can also follow the posted detour on Harrison Road, Kalamazoo Street and US-127 during the various stages of the project. Construction on Trowbridge Road is scheduled to be completed in late August 2020. 

    UPDATE (7/1/20): Final paving for this project is expected to take place on Thursday, July 2 and Monday, July 6. Construction crews will be paving the median crossover locations and inside lanes on Thursday, July 2 and will be paving the outside lanes on Monday, July 6. Traffic access to the median and commercial approaches will be impacted during this time and delays can be expected. Flagging personnel will be in place to assist with guiding local traffic and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes or follow the posted detour.

  • Forest Road Project  – After three to four weeks of construction on Trowbridge Road, construction on Forest Road will begin. The scope of work includes crushing and shaping the road, drainage improvements and replacing the guardrail. During this time, motorists are advised to follow the posted detour on Farm Lane, Mt. Hope Road and either Harrison Road or Aurelius Road, depending on the road construction schedule for the McLaren Greater Lansing project. Construction on Forest Road is scheduled to be completed in late August 2020.

    UPDATE (7/1/20): Forest Road, between College Road and South Harrison Road, will be closed beginning the week of July 6. Traffic control will be placed on Monday, July 6 and construction crews will begin crushing the asphalt on Tuesday, July 7. The scope of work will also include shaping the road, implementing drainage improvements, replacing the guardrail and paving and striping the road. The project is expected to take three to four weeks to complete, weather depending. Motorists are advised that there are multiple projects currently underway or will be commencing soon in this area by regional agencies. The Ingham County Road Department’s project on Forest Road (east of Farm Lane) and Beaumont Road, between Mt. Hope Road and Bennett Road, will begin soon. Additionally, Forest Road, between Harrison Road and Stoneleigh Drive, is currently under construction as part of the McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital project. Traffic control will be in place for all three projects and delays can be expected. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes or follow the posted detours.           
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