US-127 Sound Wall, Lansing
Investment: $5.1 million
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will construct a sound wall along northbound US-127 between Grand River Avenue and Lake Lansing Road, and along southbound US-127 just north of Grand River Avenue between Belmar Circle and Woodruff Avenue.
During construction, there will be shoulder closures in each direction along US-127 between Grand River Avenue and Lake Lansing Road. In addition, the auxiliary lane will be closed in each direction during daylight hours. Two lanes will be open in each direction on US-127.
- Delays with material and production schedules have pushed back the estimated completion date until winter 2017.
- Approximately 1,400 sound wall panels are needed to complete the project.
- Each panel is 20 feet long, 4 foot tall, 6 inches thick, and weighs roughly 7,000 pounds.
- The panels are currently being produced by ADL Systems in Portland, Michigan.
- Due to the large number of panels needed to complete the wall, and to ensure the quality of those panels, the plan is not to be on-site until the majority of those panels have been constructed. It is anticipated the contractor will be back on-site this fall to begin installation of the panels.
- The auxiliary lane will be open until construction of the wall resumes. Two lanes will be open in each direction on US-127.
It is anticipated that construction of the sound wall will be complete by the end of 2017.