A drive down Saginaw Street will move along a little faster than it did earlier this week. The East Lansing City Manager tells News 10, the signs now read 45 miles per hour. The signs used to say 35.
As part of the change, the Michigan Department of Transportation agreed to construct sidewalks along the stretch from Hagadorn to Coolidge to increase pedestrian safety. MDOT also agreed to keep Grand River Avenue at 25 miles per hour for at least another year before possibly boosting the limit to 35.
The City of East Lansing and MDOT have been battling over the speed limits on Saginaw Street and Grand River Avenue for about a year.