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The City expects to change the following six one-way streets to two-way:
The one-way streets are being converted to two-way for the following reasons:
The City views this conversion as an opportunity to improve some pedestrian crossings and to expand the downtown bike network, so there will be some other changes in addition to the two-way conversion. Those changes include:
This project is being led by the City of Lansing’s Department of Public Service - Engineering Division. As for MDOT, they will be involved in the analysis and conversion to two-way operation. The City is in negotiations with MDOT to transfer jurisdiction of two and a half of the streets to the City of Lansing as a part of the overall project. After jurisdiction has been transferred, the City will take over the responsibility for the design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of those streets.
Conversion is scheduled to begin in the late summer of 2020. Changes may be phased in with signs to alert people of the changes in advance.
The City of Lansing received a $3.3 million grant. The grant should cover the costs to convert traffic signals to two-way and upgrades, along with changes to pavement markings, signs and some intersection curb radii.
No, this project will not include resurfacing of the road. The primary changes will include: