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Construction Updates 11-05-2021

MSUFCU East Lansing Building Located at 311 Abbot

Currently, the earthwork contractor is removing the contaminated soils and establishing a consistent grade for the deep foundation contractor. Granger anticipates it will mobilize the deep foundation contractor by the end of next week, and start the deep foundation installation the following week. Deep foundation installation typically takes between 7-10 days to complete with an expected completion date of November 26. Mobilization and installation of concrete foundations and footings will begin the week of November 29 and is estimated to take 5-6 weeks to complete. The lane closure on Abbot Rd. is expected to be reinstalled within the next week.

Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) is currently working on power modifications in the alleyway with an expected completion date of November 12. All of the work performed by BWL is contingent on weather and utility crew availability.

Traffic Signal Work to Require Intersection Closure at Abbot Road and Albert Avenue the week of November 15, 2021

Community members are advised that traffic signal work will require the closure of the intersection of Abbot Road and Albert Avenue the week of November 15 - 19.

Work will begin the morning of Monday, November 15 and is anticipated to be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 19. The intersection will be closed daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is anticipated that the intersection will be opened during the evening and overnight hours.

Vehicles headed southbound on Abbot Road will be detoured to Oakhill Avenue

Vehicles headed northbound on Abbot Road will be detoured to M.A.C. Avenue

Vehicles headed westbound on Albert Avenue will be detoured to Grove Street

Vehicles headed eastbound on Valley Court will be detoured north onto Evergreen Avenue to Oakhill Avenue

Access to the Grove Street Parking Garage and the Albert Avenue Parking Garage will be maintained. Pedestrian and business access will also be maintained during the work. City staff will be visiting businesses in the affected area to discuss planned road closures and deliveries.

Thank you for your patience during the construction downtown. Please remember to sign up for downtown East Lansing construction alerts by texting ELBUZZ to 38470. You can also visit to find the latest information about the construction in downtown East Lansing. As always, you can reach the City Construction Communication Team at or (517) 319-6930 with any questions.


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