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Sewer Siphon #11 Replacement

Start date: May 19, 2014
Projected completion date: October 2014
Contractor: E.T. MacKenzie Co.
Engineers: Arcadis-MP; FTCH and DC Engineering
Cost: $2.4 Million

The project will increase the sewage flow capacity of sewer siphon #11 under the Red Cedar River. This will allow for larger wet weather sewage flows to be transported further "downstream" in the sewer collection system.

Traffic Impacts

Beginning May 19, 2014 

  • Beech Street Bridge is closed to all traffic, including pedestrians
  • E. Elm Street is closed to vehicular traffic between the Beech Street Bridge and Beech Street
  • Detour for westbound Elm Street onto southbound Cedar Street is west on Hazel Street to Cedar Street; north on Cedar Street to the Mich. left / U-Turn (north of I-496); then, south on S. Cedar Street


9/10/14: The contractor has completed construction of the three-pipe sewer siphon under the Red Cedar River. In addition, construction of the "downstream" sewer pipes to the chamber structure on the south-side of the river is almost complete.


6/25/14: Here's an inside look at the work that goes into replacing the sewer siphon.


6/3/14: Construction has started on the siphon replacement.

Detour for pedestrians walking along the Lansing River Trail:

For more information:

Alec Malvetis
(517) 483-4459

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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