Main Street work to resume
It's not exactly as sure a sign of spring as daffodils or tulips, but orange barrels are making their appearance in Lansing - and it can only mean resumption of work on Main Street.
"Basically it's starting now and will keep going until it's finished either late next fall or early next winter," said Ken Miller, the city's Main Street project liaison. "Barring some freak kind of weather, there'll be no three-week break or anything like that."
The $15 million, two-year project began in May 2006. The project will widen Main Street from Connie to Ida streets to include a center turn lane, rebuild the bridge over Seven-Mile Creek and reconstruct medians from Gilman Road to Ida Street.
Miller said that, weather permitting, on Monday and Tuesday, March 5 and 6, crews will begin changing Main Street lane patterns from south of Seven-Mile Creek Bridge to Helen Street.
On those days only, traffic will be moving on the outside lanes in both directions to allow for temporary road striping work. After striping work is completed later on Tuesday, traffic will be shifted, moving one lane each direction on Main Street's southbound lanes between the bridge and Helen Street to accommodate storm sewer, traffic signal and bridge work associated with the project.
Northbound Main Street motorists are also advised left-hand turns onto Ida Street will be prohibited due to the bridge work.
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