MDOT Denies Lansing’s Speed Request

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Monday, the Lansing City Council announced that its request to lower the speed limit on a portion of US 127 was denied.

The request to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) was due to complaints from nearby residents about safety and noise concerns.

Some council members say they’ll instead pursue the construction of a noise-blocking wall.

The wall could cost as much as $3.5 million, and it’s unclear how the city will pay for it.

There is the hope that federal funding will pay for most of the cost, but a small burden could be placed on the nearby residents or taxpayers.

Funding could become clearer this summer.