US-127 Sound Wall, Lansing

Expected Completion: Winter 2017
Investment: $5.1 million
What Is Being Done?

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.

MDOT completed a noise analysis in 2012 as part of the environmental review for the southbound auxiliary lanes along US-127. As a result of the analysis, which evaluated the potential noise impacts and abatement efforts, it was determined extending the current sound wall along southbound US-127 and constructing a new sound wall along northbound US-127 were warranted.
How Will Traffic Be Affected?:

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.

Current Project Information:
  • 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. 

Contact Us:

Lansing Transportation Service Center, 517-335-3735
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