Sewer separation project to shift traffic

 MLK Jr. Blvd road work
MLK Jr. Blvd road work (WILX)
Published: Aug. 16, 2019 at 3:31 PM EDT
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The city of Lansing Public Service Department announced Friday that the previously established lane reductions will continue on MLK between Victor Avenue and Moores River Drive, but the existing traffic will be modified.

The exiting traffic shift will be modified to place northbound and southbound through traffic onto the east-side of the boulevard only.

The turn prohibits associated with this sewer separation and underground utility construction project will also continue to be implemented.

The following traffic control measures were put in place Friday:

Southbound through traffic will be reduced from three lanes to one lane

Northbound through traffic will be reduced from three lanes to two lanes

This two-way traffic will now be established on the east-side of the boulevard; and between Moores River Dr. and Lenore Ave., left turns to and from MLK. Boulevard will continue to be prohibited.

Access to areas west of MLK. Blvd, north of Victor to the Grand River:

Use Pleasant Grove/Boston and/or Waverly Road to access Mt. Hope and the residential streets.

Access to areas east of MLK Blvd, north of Victor to Moores River Drive:

Use Washington Avenue to access Mt. Hope Avenue and the residential streets (i.e., the Moores Park Neighborhood, etc.).

Signalized intersections along MLK Blvd., in the vicinity of the project, will be affected as follows:

Holmes Road - fully open during the project.

Mt. Hope Ave. - No Left Turns from MLK Blvd onto Mt. Hope Ave.

Barnes - Eastbound right turns and north/south through traffic only.

Work on MLK Boulevard is expected to last through early October. Motorists are advised to expect delays and seek alternate routes.

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