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Moores River Drive Project

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Start date: April 7, 2014
Projected Completion Date: October 2014
Contractor: C&D Hughes
Engineeers: Tetra Tech and DC Engineering
Cost: $1.46 Million 

As a part of the project, the existing seawall will be removed and replaced with a sloping embankment along the shoreline. A pathway will also be installed along the embankment. Moores River Drive east of Waverly Road will be reconstructed from a four-lane boulevard to a two-lane road. Mt. Hope will be converted from a four-lane road to a three-lane road with bike lanes. 

Traffic Impact Updates
  • Westbound traffic on Mt. Hope Avenue and Moores River Drive (west of Mt. Hope) will be detoured
  • The detrour is to allow for intersection reconstruction 
  • Westbound Mount Hope Avenue traffic will be detoured south on Pleasant Grove Road to Holmes Road, then west on Holmes Road to Waverly Road, then north on Waverly Road to return to Moores River Drive
  • Access to local businesses and residences adjacent to the construction will be maintained
Photo Updates
7/25/14: The seawall removal and construction of four engineering wetlands has began.

7/15/14: The contractor is required to relocate any endangered mussels within the project area before beginning construction in the river. The people in the photos are using a plastic tube with a black-light to identify the mussels at the bottom of the river so that they can be relocated. 

No endangered mussels were found within the project area. 

7/8/14: Removal of the substandard rail in preparation for the removal of the seawall. 
5/8/14: Phase one of the project has began. 

For more information:

Mitch Whisler
(517) 483-4249

Chad Gamble
Public Service
7th Floor City Hall
124 W Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Ph: 517-483-4455
Fax: 517-483-6082

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