Lane closures start Monday in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WSYM) - Starting Monday morning, both lanes of Albert Avenue between Abbot Street and Grove Street in East Lansing will be closed.

Construction work will be beginning for the East Lansing's 'Center City District' project.

East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows signed a deal for the project back in November 2017.

The work, which is expected to take approximately six weeks to complete, will include upgrades to underground public utilities, roadway resurfacing, the addition of new bike lanes and sidewalk and alleyway replacement/improvements.

The sidewalk and alleyway improvements will be done in phases, beginning in June, in order to maintain pedestrian access to businesses throughout the construction period.

Grove Street and the westbound lane on Albert Avenue, between M.A.C.Avenue and Grove Street, will remain open to traffic; however, it's important to note that left and right turns onto Albert Avenue from Grove Street will be restricted during this work.

Drivers exiting the Grove Street garage will need to turn right to access Abbot Road.

Plans for the project call for a 12-story apartment building on the 100 block of East Grand River, with a Target store inside.

Plans also include for a 10-story building on Albert Avenue with senior housing and a parking structure. The project is expected to be finished by the summer of 2019.