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Moores River Drive Project

Regional Network Connection

Start date: April 7, 2014
Projected Completion Date: October 2014
Contractor: C&D Hughes
Engineeers: Tetra Tech and DC Engineering
Cost: $1.65 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. 

Moores River Drive Regional Network Connection Project Info from Lansing Public Service Dept. on Vimeo.

Traffic Impact Updates
  • 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
9/10/14: The contractor is continuing work on the engineered wetlands.
9/8/14: The concrete walkway leading to the fishing pier has been poured. The contractor is now installing the natural stone retaining wall between the pathway and roadway.

8/20/14: Sea wall removal is complete. The sea wall is being replaced with a sloping embankment.

8/20/14: Sea wall removal is complete. The sea wall is being replaced with a sloping embankment. 7/25/14: The seawall removal and construction of four engineering wetlands started.

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.

Click here for photos before 7/15/14

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
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