Road Construction

Completion of 2019 and 2020 Larger County Road Projects
Recycling and Resurfacing of Primary Roads:
Projects will involve lane restrictions and/or traffic flagging while work is occurring.  Detours where anticipated will be posted during construction and are indicated in the following project descriptions.   Most projects will resume or begin in late spring or early summer.   More specific project schedules will be provided in a later update.  

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP:
 LAKE LANSING ROAD
-   Hagadorn Road to Saginaw Highway (BR 69).  Milling and resurfacing.  After resurfacing, the road will be re-striped for 3 lanes including one through lane in each direction, a center, two-way left turn lane, and bike lanes on each side.  Right turn lanes will be added on eastbound Lake Lansing Road at both Hagadorn and Park Lake Roads.  Preliminary signal work was begun last fall.   Lake Lansing/Park Lake intersection will be closed for certain construction steps.  Traffic will be detoured to Saginaw Highway (BR 69). 
 
CENTRAL PARK DRIVE
- Okemos Road to Grand River Ave.  Milling and resurfacing.  Project deferred to 2020 due to contractor Rieth-Riley's labor dispute per information given below.  After resurfacing, the road will be re-striped for 3 lanes including one through lane in each direction, a center, two-way left turn lane, and bike lanes on each side.  

NEWMAN ROAD
- Marsh Road to Central Park Drive.   Milling and resurfacing.  Project deferred to 2020 due to contractor Rieth-Riley's labor dispute per information given below.   After resurfacing, the road will be re-striped for 3 lanes including one through lane in each direction, a center, two-way left turn lane, and bike lanes on each side.  

JOLLY ROAD
Hagadorn Road to Dobie Road, not including the recently reconstructed 5 lane section at Okemos Road from Kansas Street (west of Okemos Rd) to Alaiedon Parkway (east of Okemos Rd).  Milling and resurfacing.  After resurfacing, the road is proposed for re-striping for 3 lanes including one through lane in each direction, a center, two-way left turn lane, maintaining the outer westbound lane between Okemos and Hagadorn Roads but remarking it for right turns only starting at Hulett Road, and bike lanes on each side.  Right turn lane is also proposed on westbound Jolly Road at Summergate Drive to serve the Hiawatha Elementary School.  Proposed lane changes subject to final determination after currently on-going public involvement process.  Next Public Meeting on proposed lane changes scheduled for 6:00 PM, Thursday, January 23, 2020, at Meridian Township Central Fire Station, 5000 Okemos Road, Okemos, MI. 

DELHI TOWNSHIP:
DELL ROAD -
- Aurelius Road to College Road.  Milling and resurfacing.  Detour to Willoughby Road.  Project deferred to 2020 due to contractor Rieth-Riley's labor dispute per information given below. 

LANSING TOWNSHIP:
WAVERLY ROAD

- Old Lansing Road to St. Joseph Street.  Reconstruction with asphalt pavement, new non-motorized path on east side crosssing to west side on north side of I-496 / Waverly Road interchange.  Project to be constructed in conjunction with MDOT resurfacing project on I-496 between I-96/I-69 interchange and Main Street/Lansing Road interchange.  Both Waverly Road and I-496 projects to be constructed half at a time with traffic maintianed on opposing halves and posted detours for portions under construction in given stage.  

ALAIEDON & WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIPS:
MERIDIAN ROAD

- North (east) leg of Howell Road to Jolly Road.  Milling and resurfacing.  4 ft paved shoulders to be added.  Short term closures for drainge and culvert replacements.  

LESLIE AND VEVAY TOWNSHIPS:

EDEN ROAD -
North of Kinneville Road to Barnes Road, including replacement of railroad tracks on Barnes Road.  Milling and resurfacing.  Portions of project started will be completed in fall, 2019.  Remainder of project expected to be deferred to 2020 due to contractor Rieth-Riley's labor dispute per information given below.  Various detours will be posted.
 
2019 Bridge Projects:  
Olds Road Bridge over Perry Creek between Webber and Blackmore Roads, Leslie Twp– Replace structure.  Project substantially completed and open to traffic.

Olds Road Bridge over Huntoon Creek between Hull and State Roads, Leslie Twp. –  Replace structure.  Project substantially complete and open to traffic.  Temporary gravel placed.  Permanenet pavement to be completed in spring 2020.
Howell Road Bridge over Doan Creek –  Replace deck and rail. Project substantially completed and open to traffic.

 
LABOR DISPUTE BETWEEN ROAD CONTRACTOR RIETH-RILEY AND ITS EMPLOYEES MAY DELAY VARIOUS INGHAM COUNTY ROAD PROJECTS: AUGUST 1, 2019
Roadwork contractor Rieth-Riley Construction, Inc., has informed the Ingham County Road Department (ICRD) that work has been stopped on some county road projects on which Rieth-Riley is the contractor due to a labor dispute between Rieth-Riley and its employees throughout the State of Michigan.  Work has resumed on projects that were previously started.  This affects the following ICRD 2019 road projects on which Rieth-Riley is the contractor:

Central Park Drive, Okemos Rd to Grand River Ave (M-43), and Newman Rd, Central Park Drive to Marsh Rd, Meridian Township - project not yet started, was planned for Fall 2019, milling and resurfacing.
Dell Rd, Aurelius Rd to College Rd, Delhi Township - project not yet started, was planned for Fall 2019, milling and resurfacing.
Eden Rd, Kinneville Rd to Barnes Rd, Leslie and Vevay Townships - pavement recycling (grinding) had begun in several locations at or near various railroad crossing.

The above list does not include any other road projects in Ingham County on which Rieth-Riley may be involved, but not under the jurisdiction of ICRD, such as any state highway or city street projects.  ICRD does not have jurisdiction or responsibility for any state highways (I,US or M-numbered routes), or any streets within the various cities and village of Ingham County. 

ICRD hopes the Rieth-Riley labor issue will be resolved soon and that the above projects will be completed as soon as possible, however ICRD has no control over the labor issue.

On the above projects not yet started, work will not be started unless these projects can be completed before winter.  If not completed in 2019, these projects would be done in the spring or early summer of 2020 when weather permits.  Further updates will be released as this issue develops.