City Halts Construction After 3rd Gas Leak

By: Beth Shayne Email
By: Beth Shayne Email

A construction crew ruptured a small gas line on Michigan Avenue at the intersection with Washington Ave. at around 2:30 Friday afternoon.

Crews shut off gas and had it repaired in about an hour.

No nearby buildings were evacuated.

This is the second gas leak related to the project in just more than a week. A third leak in downtown Lansing Tuesday was linked to the sewer replacement project.

Friday, the mayor ordered the Michigan Ave. streetscape project halted until they can be sure maps indicating gas lines are correct. The City of Lansing's director of public service, Chad Gamble, says they are committed to making this project as easy as possible for downtown businesses.

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  • by Glenn Location: Lansing on May 5, 2007 at 05:37 AM
    I guess you need to spend a day digging in a road looking for utilities that have been in the ground since the early 1900's. Not saying it's right but just about the inpossible. If it was easy anyone could do it.
  • by Katrina Location: Holt on May 4, 2007 at 05:39 PM
    I think it is RIDICULOUS that they have BOTH Michigan Ave. AND Kalamazoo Ave. closed at the SAME time!! I go to Cooley Law School and it is ridiculous what I have to go through just to get there!!
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