US-127 Construction Near Frandor Almost Done

By: Fay Li Email
By: Fay Li Email

For about three months, the stretch of northbound US-127 between the I-496 ramps and the exit to M-43 has been lined with orange barrels. Crews worked to add a third lane to ease traffic flow and congestion. During the project, drivers often had to budget more time into their commute due to the traffic backup.

"Summer is the orange barrel season so you just roll with it, roll with the traffic and pack a lot of patience with you," said East Lansing resident LaTricia Perry.

According to MDOT, they're doing the final part of the project this weekend and expect everything to be back to normal by Sunday afternoon. The goal, says MDOT Construction Engineer Greg Losch, was to have everything done before MSU move-in and before the football season starts. He says the weather this season helped to keep the project moving at the right speed.

"Weather helped us out big time this year. We had dry conditions, warm temperatures and it just played right in perfectly for us," Losch said.

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  • by Michael Otis Location: Lansing on Aug 18, 2012 at 05:02 AM
    MDot and all contractors did a phenomenal job to build multiple bridges and a new road bed in 3 months. It should be a huge improvement. Hopefully they will do the same next year for southbound traffic which is a bigger problem.
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