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Ingham County Road Work in Meridian Township

Updates on 2019 Road Work

Post Date:11/05/2019 4:25 PM

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Listed below is the road work currently being done or planned to be done during Summer 2019 in Meridian Township. These are Ingham County Road Department Projects, if you have a question regarding any of these projects, please contact them at roads@ingham.org.

 

UPDATE 11/5/19 10:00 am: The Contractor has scheduled base course Hot Mix Asphalt paving on November 6th on Towner Road from East Saginaw Highway to Marsh Road.

UPDATE 10/31/19 2:00 pm: The Contractor has been rained out on Towner Road for a couple of days. The Contractor rescheduled the pulverizing for November 1st.  With that the Contractor will be able to prepare the gravel base for paving.  This grading work is tentatively scheduled for early next week with paving following.    

The Permit Agent indicated that the Developer pushed back reopening Hamilton Road due to the weather.  He stated that this will occur on November 1st or early next week.Since concrete barricades are part of the closure, they need to mobilize relatively heavy equipment to accomplish this. 

Update 10/24/19 11:00 am: Ingham County Road Department’s construction season is winding down, below is a list of our 2019 Construction projects in Meridian Township:

Lake Lansing Road from Lac Du Mont to Marsh Road
-Hot Mix Asphalt surfacing with some concrete curb replacements and associated sidewalk replacements.  
-Project is open to traffic.
-Township watermain work is ongoing adjacent to the roadway.  
-Murphy School Driveway replaced by Permit (Haslett Public Schools).

Towner Road from E Saginaw Highway to Marsh Road
-Hot Mix Asphalt surfacing with concrete curb (residential portion).  The project includes a grade change to the crest of the vertical curve.  
-The Contractor is working on driveways and is preparing gravel grade for paving.  Pulverizing the gravel and grading is scheduled for the week of 10/28/19.  
-Township watermain installation is complete, abandoned line is to be filled with flowable fill.  

Okemos Road from Central Park Drive to Lake Lansing Road
-Hot Mix Asphalt surfacing with gravel shoulders and pavement markings.  In this project ICRD specified a Hot In Place treatment to the existing HMA base.  
-Project is open to traffic.  

Central Park Drive from Okemos Road to Grand River Avenue
-Hot Mix Asphalt surfacing and pavement markings
-In this project ICRD specifies Polymer Coated Rubber (PCR) in a portion of the Hot Mix Asphalt.  
-Due to the Rieth-Riley Labor dispute and the seasonal limitations for this HMA mix the project will shift to spring 2020.  

Newman Road from Marsh Road to Central Park Drive
-Hot Mix Asphalt surfacing and pavement markings
-Due to the Rieth-Riley Labor dispute and the seasonal limitations for this HMA mix the project will shift to spring 2020.  

Lake Lansing Road from Hagadorn Road to Saginaw Street 
-Hagadorn Road from Lake Lansing Road to Birch Row Drive
-Hot Mix Asphalt surfacing with spot concrete curb replacements and pavement markings.  
-The traffic signals at Hagadorn Road and Park Lake Road will be replaced.  
-The Project includes the addition of right turn lanes at Hagadorn Road (turning south), and at Park Lake Road (turning south).  
-The Contractor is currently working on the two Traffic Signal installations.  
-In the Spring of 2020 the Contractor will resume work on the road items.  
-The project will be completed mid-summer 2020.  

 

UPDATE 9/25/19 12:00 pm: Park Lake Road north of Lake Lansing Road has now been reopened by the contractor who was doing an underground power line repair for Consumer’s Energy.

UPDATE 9/24/19 3:00 pm: There is currently a full road closure on Park Lake Road north of Lake Lansing Road for repair of a recently damaged power line by Consumers Energy, which we currently understand from the contractor for Consumers working at the location should be done sometime tomorrow at the latest.  Park Lake Road will be reopened as soon as this work is completed and the related excavation is properly backfilled. This repair is unrelated to the Road Department's project on Lake Lansing Road, Hagadorn Road to Saginaw Highway (BL-69). 

Lake Lansing Road, Lac Du Mont Drive to Marsh Road:  Road work completed. Meridian Township has an ongoing project to finish a water main replacement project and replace sidewalk removed for the water main. 

Okemos Road, Central Park Drive to Lake Lansing Road:  Road work completed.

Towner Road, Saginaw Highway (BL-69) to Marsh Road: Awaiting completion of Meridian Township’s Towner Road water main project, after which the road-work is expected to be completed in October to early November.

Haslett Road, CN Railroad to Van Atta Road:  Application of sealer completed.

Central Park Drive, Okemos Road to Grand River Ave. (M-43), and Newman Road, Marsh Road to Central Park Drive:  Milling and resurfacing project expected to be started and completed this fall with final completion expected by early November.  Project was delayed by a labor strike at contractor Rieth-Riley, who now indicates this project will be completed this fall.  Exact start date not yet known, but will be provided when known. 

Lake Lansing Road Project, Hagadorn Road to Saginaw Highway (BL-69):  Preliminary work for new signal installation is now occurring at both the Hagadorn Road and Park Lake Road intersections with Lake Lansing Road, with shoulder and outer lane closures only when work is occurring.  Traffic in all directions will be able to pass by at most times, except for possible very brief interruptions when the contractor puts up new span wires later in the process.  The signal work is scheduled to be completed this fall by early November.  Then the main resurfacing project will start when weather allows next season, which will involve various lane closures as work is occurring.  The whole project is expected to be completed by July 31, 2020.

UPDATE 9/17/19 3:30 pm: The contractor that did the paving on Haslett Road last year will be coming back on Thursday, September 19th from approximately 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to apply a seal coat over that stretch (School to Creekwood). While just the driving lanes were reconstructed last year, the seal coat will be applied across all three lanes to protect both the new and existing pavement surfaces. The seal coat is expected to take approximately two days to complete, weather permitting. There will be an open lane at any given time (no hard closure) and traffic will be flagger controlled.

UPDATE 9/11/19 3:15 pm: Meridian Road from Sherwood Road to Newman Road will be closed September 12th and September 13th from approximately 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for tree removal. 

UPDATE 9/11/19 6:45 am: Tree removal work on Meridian Road from Grand River Avenue to Newman Road will continue through September 11th.

UPDATE 9/10/19 8:00 am: Meridian Road from Grand River Avenue to Newman Road will be closed September 10th from approximately 8:30 am to 3:00 pm for tree removal.  

UPDATE 9/5/19 11:45 am: The Haslett-Okemos Road intersection is being paved September 5th. Through traffic will be maintained with single lane closures and flaggers present. 

Okemos Road from Central Park Drive to Lake Lansing Road will be paved in the afternoon on September 5th and extended through September 6th.

UPDATE 8/28/19 4:30 pm: Delays on Towner Road, Saginaw Highway to Marsh Road, and on Lake Lansing Road, Okemos Road to Marsh Road, have mainly been related to utility work by others entities. Contractors from Rieth-Riley indicate they are ready and waiting to resume when utility work is completed on both projects. 

If utility work is completed soon, the manhole lids in the road will be adjusted on Lake Lansing Road, Okemos Road to Marsh Road Project the week of September 9th-September 13th with paving to be done immediately following on the weekend of September 14th to avoid heavier weekday traffic. 

The next steps for the Towner Road, Saginaw Highway to Marsh Road include grading, curb work and paving which is expected to resume the week of September 2nd with completion expected late September/early October.  

Majority of work on Lake Lansing Road, Hagadorn Road to Saginaw Highway, has been deferred to Spring 2020, however signal work will be done this fall at both Hagadorn and Park Lake intersections.

Resurfacing planned on Central Park Drive, Okemos Road to Grand River Avenue, and on Newman Road, Okemos Road to Central Park Drive, will likely be deferred to Spring 2020, due to the Rieth-Riley strike, which delayed their currently open projects, whereas these projects have not yet been started.  

Okemos Road, CNRR to Lake Lansing Road final paving and completion expected late next (week of September 2nd) or following week (week of September 9th), depending on weather.

The sealer on Haslett Road, CNRR to Van Atta Road is expected to be applied on one of the first goo weather weekends in September. 

UPDATE 8/15/19 10:45 am: Base repairs and leveling course on Okemos Road (Central Park Drive going north) has been pushed back to Monday, August 19th. The contractor plans on completing the leveling course on Tuesday, August 20th.

UPDATE 8/14/19 3:30 pm: Base repairs and leveling on Okemos Road (Central Park Drive going north) will take place on Friday, August 16th and will be completed on Monday, August 19th (weather dependent). The top course work is to be determined. 

UPDATE 8/13/19 4:30 pm: The following roads will be closed, Wednesday, August 14th from approximately 7:30 am to 4:00 pm: Haslett Road from Green Road to Shoeman Road will be closed for cross tube replacement (this will possibly be an overnight hard closure with no thru traffic). Van Atta Road from Tihart Road to Grand River Avenue (M-43) will be closed for paving.   

UPDATE 8/13/19 7:00 am: Van Atta Road from Grand River Avenue (M-43) to Haslett Road will be closed Tuesday, August 13th for paving. The road is expected to be closed until approximately 4:00 pm.

UPDATE 7/25/19 9:00 am: Milling on Okemos Road and Haslett Road is scheduled to start Monday, July 29th, beginning at Lake Lansing Road and working to south. The Haslett Road portion is just the 400 feet going east and west from the Okemos/Haslett intersection, which is getting the same treatment as Okemos Road. This work is part of the Okemos Road project between Central Park Drive and Lake Lansing Road. 

UPDATE 7/10/19 11:00 am: The Towner Road project from Saginaw Highway to Marsh Road is underway. Workers are currently working on utility re-locations and vertical alignment adjustments to the roadway itself.  The road will remain closed to traffic for the duration of the project, with access maintained for local residents. The completion of this project is anticipated for mid-September.

The Lake Lansing Road project from Lac Du Mont Drive to Marsh Road is starting July 10th at approximately 6:30 pm with milling operations.  The road will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the project, but access for local residents will be maintained. Traffic will be detoured to the south using Okemos Road, Haslett Road, and Marsh Road. Short durations of driveway closures may be necessary throughout the project, as work is performed nearby. The road is expected to be reopened in mid-August, with full completion in mid-September.

The Okemos Road project from Central Park Drive to Lake Lansing Road is scheduled to begin in at the end of this month, with completion at the end of August. Traffic will be maintained throughout the project.

The Central Park Drive and Newman Road project is expected to start later this summer or early fall, but the contractor has not provided an actual start date yet.

UPDATE 6/24/19 4:00 pm:  Final paving on Starboard, between Shoals and Cornell, was completed  Friday, June 21st.  This completes the residential street paving projects in Meridian Township for 2019.  

UPDATE 6/21/19 3:00 pm:  Work on Towner Road from Marsh Road to M-78/Saginaw Highway has begun which includes ongoing culvert replacement and a full road closure. Access to Towner Road Park is only from M-78/Saginaw Highway. 

UPDATE 6/18/19 10:00 am: Paving of Starboard between Shoals and Cornell is expected to be completed on Wednesday, June 19th, weather permitting. 

UPDATE 6/17/19 2:00 pm:  All of the paving of residential streets have been completed except Starboard between Shoals and Cornell. The two ends of Hamilton paving were also completed Saturday.  Hamilton’s lane lines will be painted when some other road work is ready for lane line marking later in the summer.  

UPDATE 6/13/19 11:30 am:  The rain has delayed construction, the Ingham County Road Department said that the completion of the local residential streets will resume tomorrow, weather permitting. 

UPDATE 6/12/19 5:30 pm: The Ingham Country Road Department said the contractor was behind on Wednesday, June 12th and is currently doing repair paving at the east end of Hamilton and Grand River, then going to the Haslett Road warranty spot. 

The current plan (weather permitting) is to complete paving of the following residential streets on Thursday, June 13th, which will complete the local residential streets:
-Starboard, Cornell-Shoals
-Biscayne, Buckingham-Woodville + Cade, Biscayne-Haslett + Hallendale, Biscayne-south of Franklin
-Burcham, Jo Pass-E Hidden Lake 

Further prep work and manhole adjusting is expected to take place on Friday, June 14th on the two ends of Hamilton and final paving on Saturday, June 15th.  

UPDATE 6/11/19: The Ingham County Road Department said that residential streets are being paved today and tomorrow starting with Island Lake and working south.  Burcham and Cade/Biscayne/Hallendale (having a different asphalt mix) will be paved later in the week.  Starboard will have minor curb-reveal milling on Wednesday followed by paving. The east end of Hamilton at Grand River, will be closed for milling and base paving. Hamilton, Grand River to Nakoma and Grand River to Dobie, will have prep work occurring on Thursday and/or Friday for final paving on Saturday, weather permitting.

 

 

 

 

Additional Road Project Information from the Ingham County Road Department:

Resurfacing of Primary and Through Local Road Projects will involve lane restrictions and/or traffic flagging while work is occurring. Detours will be posted where anticipated and during construction as indicated in the following project descriptions: 

Lake Lansing Road: Lac Du Mont to Marsh Road. Anticipated construction to begin in late June and to be completed by Fall 2019. Detour Okemos Road to Haslett Road to Marsh Road. UPDATE 7/10/19: The Lake Lansing Road project from Lac Du Mont Drive to Marsh Road is starting July 10th at approximately 6:30 pm with milling operations.  The road will be closed to through traffic for the duration of the project, but access for local residents will be maintained. Traffic will be detoured to the south using Okemos Road, Haslett Road, and Marsh Road. Short durations of driveway closures may be necessary throughout the project, as work is performed nearby. The road is expected to be reopened in mid-August, with full completion in mid-September.

Possibly Lake Lansing Road: Hagadorn Road to Saginaw Hwy. (BR-69). Includes conversion to 3 lanes with one through lane in each direction and a center, dual direction, left turn lane and non-motorized lanes on both sides, plus adding right turn lanes for eastbound Lake Lansing road to both southbound Hagadorn and southbound Park Lake Roads. Note: This project’s specified completion date was extended into 2020 to avoid a large run-up in road construction bid prices that was occurring this spring for 2019 road work in order to avoid otherwise expected significantly higher bid prices. Some work on this project may be completed in 2019 or the project would be completed in early summer 2020, depending on various scheduling factors, including weather. UPDATE 7/24/19: Preliminary work for new signal installation is now occurring at both the Hagadorn Road and Park Lake Road intersections with Lake Lansing Road, with shoulder and outer lane closures only when work is occurring.  Traffic in all directions will be able to pass by at most times, except for possible very brief interruptions when the contractor puts up new span wires later in the process.  The signal work is scheduled to be completed this fall by early November.  Then the main resurfacing project will start when weather allows next season, which will involve various lane closures as work is occurring.  The whole project is expected to be completed by July 31, 2020. 

Towner Road: Saginaw Street to Marsh Road. Anticipated construction to begin in late June and be completed by Fall 2019. Detour Marsh Road to Saginaw Street. UPDATE 7/10/19: The Towner Road project from Saginaw Highway to Marsh Road is underway. Workers are currently working on utility re-locations and vertical alignment adjustments to the roadway itself.  The road will remain closed to traffic for the duration of the project, with access maintained for local residents. The completion of this project is anticipated for mid-September.

Central Park Drive: Okemos Road to Grand River Ave., (M-43). Anticipated construction to begin in late Summer and be completed by Fall 2019. 

Newman Road: Marsh Road to Central Park Drive. Anticipated construction to begin in late Summer and be completed by Fall 2019. 

UPDATE 7/10/19: The Central Park Drive and Newman Road project is expected to start later this summer or early fall, but the contractor has not provided an actual start date yet.

Okemos Road: Central Park Drive to Lake Lansing Road. Anticipated construction to begin in early Summer and be completed by Fall 2019. UPDATE 7/10/19: The Okemos Road project from Central Park Drive to Lake Lansing Road is scheduled to begin in at the end of this month, with completion at the end of August. Traffic will be maintained throughout the project. UPDATE 7/25/19: Milling on Okemos Road and Haslett Road is scheduled to start Monday, July 29th, beginning at Lake Lansing and working to south.  

Hamilton Road: Currently being resurfaced from Grand River Ave. (M-43) to and including the Nakoma intersection and from Grand River to and including Dobie Road intersection, including both Dobie and Nakoma Roads up to Grand River, plus maintenance paving where needed on Hamilton between the above resurfacing on the 2 ends currently occurring, but not including between Ardmore-Okemos Roads, which is being left for the Okemos Downtown Redevelopment project, nor including between Okemos-Marsh Roads which remains in serviceable condition form a prior resurfacing project.

Van Atta Road: Grand River (M-43) to Haslett Roads. Full maintenance overlay and maintenance skip-paving where necessary on Van Atta Road between Jolly Road and Grand River. Note: This will be thin maintenance paving over pavement that should be full depth recycled, but a cap to preserve Van Atta Road until a complete recycling and resurfacing project can be afforded in the future. UPDATE 8/13/19: Van Atta Road from Grand River Avenue (M-43) to Haslett Road will be closed Tuesday, August 13th for paving. The road is expected to be closed until approximately 4:00 pm. 

Local Streets that have been recycled and resurfaced earlier this summer: 

Street

From

To

Island Lake Dr

Meadow Woods Dr

White Hills Lake Dr

Cade St

Biscayne Way

Haslett Rd

Biscayne Way

Buckingham

Woodville

Hallendale

Biscayne Way

200' S of Franklin

Jo Pass

Burcham

Quarry

Burcham

E. Hidden Lake

Jo Pass

Starboard

Shoals

Cornell

Woodfield

Riverwood

Sugar Maple

White Owl

Woodfield

Woodfield

Sheldrake Ave

Roxbury

Belding

Chip-sealing preservation on the following primary roads:

  • Hagadorn Road from Jolly Road to Mt. Hope Road
  • Bennett Road from Hagadorn Road to Okemos Road (was on the list last year, but the county did not get done).  The County is tentatively planning a resurfacing project in 2021 on Bennett, College-Hagadorn Roads. 
  • Dobie Road from Jolly Road to Hamilton Road. 

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