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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Abbot-Albert Intersection to be Closed Nov. 1-2 for Underground Utility Work

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the Abbot-Albert intersection will be closed to traffic for underground utility work beginning Friday, Nov. 1. It is anticipated that the intersection will be re-opened on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 2.

The intersection closure will require the following additional road closures and traffic detours:

  • Abbot Road will be closed to traffic from Grand River Avenue to Albert Avenue. Vehicles headed northbound on Abbot Road will be detoured to M.A.C. Avenue and through traffic headed southbound on Abbot Road will be detoured to Oakhill Avenue.
  • Westbound Albert Avenue will be closed to through traffic from Grove Street to Abbot Road. Through traffic headed westbound on Albert Avenue will be detoured to Grove Street. The Albert Avenue Garage will remain accessible to westbound Albert Avenue traffic.

Pedestrian and business access will be maintained during the construction and City staff will be visiting businesses in the affected area to discuss the planned road closures.

The underground utility work will shift to the 100 block of W. Grand River Avenue beginning Monday, Nov. 4. There will be lane closures on W. Grand River Ave. during this work. The lane closure plan is being finalized and will be publicized later this week.

Thank you to the community for their continued patience during the construction downtown. Community members are reminded that they can sign up for downtown East Lansing construction alerts by texting ELBUZZ to 38470. Community members can also visit to find the latest information about downtown construction. Community members with questions can reach out to the City’s Construction Communication Team at or (517) 319-6930.

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