Description: Farm Lane is now closed to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists from the commuter lot (Lot 89) north to Trowbridge Road. The Farm Lane/Service Road intersection is closed from the Laundry parking lot (Lot 88) on the west to the Lewis Landscape Arboretum parking lot (Lot 101) on the east. Detour routes will be posted, using the following roads in and around campus: Harrison Road, Mt. Hope Road, Hagadorn Road, Wilson Road, Bogue Street, Red Cedar Road, Trowbridge Road and Shaw Lane.
More about the project: The Farm Lane Underpasses project will lower Farm Lane under two railroad crossings: the Canadian National (CN) line just north of Service Road and the CSX line just north of the commuter lot (Lot 89) at the corner of Mt. Hope Road and Farm Lane. Eliminating the current at-grade railroad crossings on Farm Lane will increase safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists, and decrease response times for emergency vehicles. Lowering Farm Lane will also improve access along this main north/south route through MSU. Improved traffic flow will allow CATA buses to stay on schedule. The project is a joint partnership between the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan State University. MDOT will administer the design and construction of the project.
Pedestrian, motorist, bicyclist impacts: No pedestrian, bicycle or vehicular traffic will be allowed on Farm Lane throughout the project. CATA routes have been adjusted to accommodate the project. Commuter lot (Lot 89) users who want to continue walking and biking to campus can go through the Ag Expo site (northwest of Lot 89) to Harrison Road north to campus.
Timeline: Farm Lane and the affected stretch of Service Road will reopen in fall 2009. This is a delay from the originally scheduled open date of summer 2009.
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Please refer to the Detours web page for current and upcoming Construction Detour Information.