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Downtown Lansing Traffic Circle to Reopen Sunday

BWL’s Full Steam Ahead project on track

The traffic circle at the intersection of Michigan Ave. and Washington Sq. in downtown Lansing will reopen to traffic on Sunday, July 5, as Phase Two of the Lansing Board of Water & Light’s (BWL) “Full Steam Ahead” project is on track to be completed next month.

Visitors to downtown can expect to experience improved traffic flow in the area due to the restoration of the traffic circle, as the reopening will allow north-south traffic along Washington Sq. West-bound Michigan Ave. construction continues west of Grand Ave. The BWL will return to the circle in August to perform final paving.

The BWL expects to open west-bound Michigan Ave. by mid-August.  At that time, the project will shift to Phase Three and east-bound Michigan Ave. will then be closed. The project is expected to be completed near the end of September.

The project aims to upgrade the underground steam energy system on Michigan Ave. and Washington Sq. in downtown Lansing. The upgrade will modernize downtown Lansing’s underground infrastructure for future business growth while also providing energy that is clean and environmentally friendly to the 185 businesses and residents served in downtown Lansing.

Customer access to businesses will be maintained, along with utility service and trash pickup to businesses and residents during all phases of the construction.

The public can sign up for important updates as the project progresses using their email address. For more information about the BWL ‘Full Steam Ahead’ Project or to sign up for email updates, visit BWLfullsteamahead.com.

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