Construction 2018

Rehabilitation Work Continues on the Lansing River Trail

Updates 10/25/2018

Bridge 16 at Potter Park over the Red Cedar River: The remaining span, over the river, has been removed. The contractor is preparing to drive new piles for the new bridge alignment today (subject to equipment arrival).

Bridge 20 just east of CN railroad: The new bridge is scheduled to arrive, in multiple sections, November 6th. The existing bridge will be removed the same day.

Rivertrail Pavement Rehabilitation: all crushing and removals of existing pavement have been completed between Bridge 18, just east of Kreugers Landing and the eastern limits. The construction crews are grading the crushed HMA in preparation of HMA base and leveling courses. Pavement removals between the Rivertrail access from Kreuger’s Landing east to Bridge 18 remain. Grading work is expected to be completed by Friday, November 2nd. Paving is weather dependent and could occur as early as late next week.

Construction of the bridge will likely delay paving portions of the Rivertrail from Bridge 16 at Potter Park to Kreuger’s Landing until next spring.

Elm Street Soil Stabilization (Adjacent GM): The contractor is conducting a pull test today, October 25, to determine if the anchors that will be used to tie back the sheet pile wall will be accepted. If the test passes, the contractor can begin installation of the sheet pile.

Updates 10/17/2018

River trail under construction

The River Trail between Aurelius road and the east limits is currently being crushed and shaped. This is expected to last approximately one week. As long as the weather is favorable, the trail will be repaved the following week.

Once paving is completed, the contractor will then remove bridge 20 located just east of the CN railroad bridge.

The River Trail remains closed to the public along the Red Cedar River from east of Potter Park Zoo to the east city limits.

All but the last span over the Red Cedar has been removed. The contractor is cutting and stabilizing the soil to prepare a matt to support the 200 ton capacity crane schedule for early next week. The crane will be used to remove the last span. All prefabricated bridge sections are scheduled to arrive by mid-November.

Updates 10/8/2018

River Trail rehab announcement

The City of Lansing Public Service Department announces that rehabilitation work along the River Trail funded by the Ingham County Parks & Trails millage has progressed to the next phase of work between Potter Park Zoo and the eastern city limits. Contractors plan to begin working on this segment October 8, 2018.

This section of pathway will be closed during construction to allow for bridge removal/replacement and pavement repairs and is anticipated to reopen December 10, 2018.

Updates 9/17/2018

The River Trail has been paved between North Grand River And Shiawassee Street and is open to pedestrian activity. Minor restoration and some Timber Railing work will be completed this week at Adado Riverfront Park (west side).

The River Trail between Impression 5 and I-496 is ready to be paved and is currently scheduled for next Monday.

Pavement/Sidewalk removals have started near Elm Street and the River Trail is closed between Michigan Avenue and Cedar Street.

Suggested detour is City Market Drive to Cedar Street, then Cedar Street to the River Trail access at Elm Street (located east of Cedar Street).

Additionally: The soil stabilization project which involves installing a sheet pile sea-wall and pathway repair just south of Elm Street adjacent the General Motors facility has begun. This work has resulted in the closing of the River Trail between Moores Park and the River trail access from Townsend/Elm.

The contractor is aware of upcoming events and is doing their best to make sure the pathway is traversable. This does not mean the pathway will paved; however, they have been directed to make sure aggregate is in place and any significant drops are wedged as needed.

Phase 3 of the project to begin

River Trail rehab announcement

The City of Lansing Public Service Department announces that rehabilitation work along the Lansing River Trail funded by the Ingham County Parks & Trails millage is progressing on schedule. Contactors plan to begin working on the River Trail south of Michigan Avenue between Impression 5 Science Museum and I-496.

This section of pathway will be closed during construction and is anticipated to reopen September 24th.

Suggested Detour:

  • The suggested southbound detour is Saginaw Street (accessed at the City parking lot north of Saginaw Street) east to Cedar Street, then south on Cedar Street to Elm Street, then west on Elm Street to the River Trail connection.
  • The suggested northbound detour is Elm Street east to Cedar Street, then north on Cedar Street to Saginaw Street, then west on Saginaw Street to the City parking lot to access the River Trail.

Phases 1 and 2 remain closed at this time.

For more information, please contact the City of Lansing Public Service Department at 517-483-4455.

Phase two of the project to begin

The City of Lansing Public Service Department announces that rehabilitation work on the Lansing River Trail is progressing as anticipated. Phase two of the multi-phase rehabilitation project will begin on Monday, August 20. The pathways affected in phase one of the project will remain closed until September 12.

Phase two of the project will take place on the River Trail on the east and west side of the Grand River between Saginaw Street and Shiawassee Street.

The River Trail pathway will be closed on the east side of Grand River Avenue from Saginaw Street to Shiawassee Street. On the west side of the Grand River, the pathway will be closed between the pedestrian bridge over the Grand River and Shiawassee Street.

Suggested Detours:

  • Southbound Pathway Detour: East on Saginaw Street, south on Cedar Street, and east on City Market Drive to return to the River Trail.
  • Northbound Pathway Detour: Exit the River Trail to travel east on City Market Drive, then north on Cedar Street, and west on Saginaw Street to return to the River Trail.
  • Work on both sides of the Grand River is expected to be complete by September 19. Further updates will be released as work progresses.

For more information, please contact the City of Lansing Public Service Department at 517-483-4455.

River Trail rehab announcement