Commuting through Construction

Flowers aren’t the only thing starting to pop-up this spring. More construction cones have started to appear as the spring semester ends and summer approaches. By keeping informed and planning ahead, you can make this construction season easier to manage.

Construction of the FRIB project on Thursday May 16, 2013.
Keep up-to-date on construction on MSU and around East Lansing.


Limited closures will continue on Bennett and Forest Roads and Pavilion Drive through June as part of the T.B. Simon Power Plant Upgrade Utility Substation.

Starting this Friday, May 13, through Sunday, May 15, several roads will be repaved on campus. These include Shaw Lane between Chestnut Road and Red Cedar Road and Kalamazoo Street from Harrison Road to Birch Road. For a full list, visit MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities (IPF) Construction Junction.

Commuters can expect a closure on Abbot Road from May 23 – June 10, daily between 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. but open on the weekends. This construction is part of the landscape rejuvenation project to bring sites up-to-speed with the campus landscape design.

Beginning May 23, the parking lot construction rotation will occur through July 22. Portions of the scheduled lots will be shut down, keeping the remainder of the lot open for parking. To see the lots on this summer’s rotation, visit Construction Junction.

Around East Lansing
Watch for the Bogue Street construction to start tomorrow, May 11. The street from Grand River Avenue to Shaw Lane will be completely closed to traffic, with a posted detour through June 12. At that time, construction will move to Abbot Road, between Burcham Drive and Saginaw Street, through August 14. Abbot will still be open to traffic during construction, except for a one-week closure with dates still to be announced.

North Harrison Road, between Saginaw Street and Lake Lansing Road, will be closed beginning June 13 through August 19 as part of a major street project. A detour will be posted for traffic.

A good rule of thumb – if you’re not sure whether there’s construction, search ahead and keep up-to-date. Drive safe and stress free.

Another useful link:

MSU Interactive Detour Map

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