A construction update from the Michigan Department of Transportation brings some welcome news to East Lansing:
"On Saturday, June 15, all traffic on M-43, between Michigan Avenue and Bogue Street, will return to their normal lane configuration as paving on the westbound side of M-43 wraps up a week early. Eastbound and westbound M-43 traffic will again be open in each direction with access returned to all side streets."
Road crews had four weeks to complete the paving along Grand River Avenue, and the contractor was able to finish the job in half that amount of time.
There will still be periodic lane closures along Grand River between Michigan Avenue and Bogue Street for brick paver installation, traffic signal work, final pavement markings, and final slope restoration.
Construction also continues on M-43, east of Bogue Street, for sidewalk and water main work.
The Beal Street exit to Michigan Avenue will close for approximately 7 days so crews can complete final paving at Michigan Ave. This construction will begin on Monday, June 17 - weather permitting.