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Lane Closures at Okemos and Hamilton Road Intersection

Consumers Energy Conducting Utility Work Retiring 6 Gas Service Lines

Post Date:06/11/2019 9:32 AM

UPDATE 6/12/19 8:55 am: Consumers Energy crews finished work on Okemos Road on Tuesday, June 11th. They moved the barrels to the side of the road, and they are ready to be removed by the company who picks up the barrels. 

UPDATE 6/11/19 9:28 am: Consumers Energy crews are returning to work on Okemos Road today. They have one more natural gas service to retire to finish the project and reopen the road. They are confident they will not need to return tomorrow, but there is no guarantee. The traffic lanes will be configured as they were yesterday with one of the northbound lanes will be temporarily converted to allow southbound traffic. The left turn lane from Hamilton onto southbound Okemos Road will also be closed for safety. 

UPDATE 6/10/19 12:44 pm: Consumers Energy crews have reported that this project is turning out to be more complicated than originally anticipated. Work is continuing on Monday, June 10th. Traffic lanes were open over the weekend, but today the traffic lanes will be configured as they were on Friday with one of the northbound lanes will be temporarily converted to allow southbound traffic tomorrow. The left turn lane from Hamilton onto southbound Okemos Road will also be closed for safety. Depending on the weather and status of the project, work may continue Tuesday, June 11th.

UPDATE 6/6/19 3:24 pm: Consumers Energy has reopened the closed lanes to traffic for the night. Crews will resume working on Friday, June 7th. Road signs will be put back up beginning around 6:00 am. Tomorrow they will need to close both southbound lanes of Okemos Road to allow crews to safely access the underground natural gas main that they need to access to retire the service lines that feed off the main. One of the northbound lanes will be temporarily converted to allow southbound traffic tomorrow. The left turn lane from Hamilton onto southbound Okemos Road will also be closed for safety. They anticipate needing to work on this project the entire day tomorrow.  

Please be advised that Consumers Energy is conducting utility work to retire six gas service lines at the Okemos and Hamilton Road intersection on Thursday, June 6th. This work is in preparation for the Village of Okemos redevelopment project. 

Eastbound Hamilton Road between Ardmore Avenue and Okemos Road as well as Soutbound Okemos Road between Grand River Avenue and Clinton Street are down to one lane. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. 

Consumers Energy hopes the work will be completed today, but there is a possibility that work will continue into Friday, June 7th.

 Updates will be provided as additional information becomes available. 

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