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

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
Learn more
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 (9/20/18): There will be a southbound lane closure on Harrison Road, between Saginaw Street and Grand River Avenue, on Saturday, Sept. 22 for a water main tie-in at the Harrison-Wildwood intersection. Southbound traffic in this area should follow the posted detour. Following the work, the road will be temporarily filled with gravel until the asphalt can be replace. The roadway is expected to fully re-open to traffic by Saturday evening. 
Letter to Residents 9/7/18 (PDF)

June 25 - September 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 (9/7/18): Please note that the construction on Alton Road is a local agency project that is being partially funded and managed by MDOT. As such, the project has been impacted by the labor dispute between the Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association and Operating Engineers 324. The Alton Road project, along with several other projects across the state, have been temporarily put on hold until the two sides can reach an agreement. City staff are continuing to monitor the situation and are awaiting further direction from MDOT on this matter. Updates will be provided as they become available. MDOT's latest statement can be found here.
Learn more
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.
Learn more
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.

Update (9/12/18): Crews will be working from Thursday, Sept. 13 through Saturday, Sept. 15 to mill and resurface the highway, from Abbot Road to Hagadorn Road. While one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction during this work, it is expected to cause significant traffic delays. Motorists are asked to drive with caution in the area and are encouraged to seek alternate routes if possible. Learn more