MDOT Wants to Talk about Michigan Ave. Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 6:30 am
Alice Dreger

Photo by Raymond Holt.

In conjunction with the big East Lansing sewer project happening now along Michigan Avenue just west of Harrison Road, MDOT is looking to talk with the public about what should happen in terms of management of traffic and pedestrians in that area.

The area borders MSU’s Brody Neighborhood and East Lansing’s Chesterfield Hills neighborhood.

On Thursday, Sept. 12, MDOT (the Michigan Department of Transportation) will host a public discussion about this at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, from 4-6 p.m. The event will be “open house-style,” meaning people can drop in and drop out.

MDOT is planning to spend $300,000 to improve the area in East Lansing and has indicated that the department’s staff want to hear from East Lansing businesses and interested residents.

According to a bulletin about the meeting, “This fall, MDOT will reconfigure the existing crossovers between Morgan Lane and Harrison Road to safely and efficiently accommodate traffic along the corridor. Pedestrian crossings will be built within the corridor as well. This work is being coordinated with the ongoing City of East Lansing sewer project.”

MDOT has provided the following map to show the area affected by the project funding. (See a larger version of it here.)

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