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The Place.

Michigan Avenue is more than a road. It connects world-class talent at Michigan State University in East Lansing to our State Capitol in Lansing, where decisions about the lives of Michiganders are made every day.

This is Michigan's Avenue.

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The People.

We are passionate. We are engaged.

We care.


Join us as a member of our community and share your voice and vision to help create a vibrant future for Michigan's Avenue!

The Time.

There have been many studies over the years for Michigan Avenue. Road construction is planned and development is happening!


Now is the time to agree on a single, unified vision for the corridor.

We've got history.

Over the years, extensive studies have been conducted to explore ways to improve the corridor, including the 2014 Capitol Corridor Study by Tri-County and the 2017 Shaping the Avenue project by Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA).

The timeline below outlines previous studies that have been completed, which are now setting the stage for a final, collective vision moving forward – The Vision for Michigan’s Avenue.

Past Studies

How is this study different?

You've shared your ideas for years - we hear you!


Since the most recent study in 2017 - Shaping the Avenue - our nation, region, and local communities have seen change. Michigan Avenue has new housing developments, road improvements, and more. We've also experienced a global pandemic that effectively shut down our world and potentially changed our priorities.


We are diving into past studies and confirming previous input from the community to create a single, unified vision for the corridor that is technically feasible and implementable. This study is an opportunity to clarify our community's goals and objectives for the Michigan Avenue Corridor as we envision our current and future transportation needs - like walkability and ease of driving, riding the bus, and bicycling - and development desires - like access to businesses and emergency services, placemaking, and other designs that inspire vibrant public spaces for people and businesses along the backbone of our region's urban core.

We can't wait to see what Michigan's Avenue will look like, together.

What's Different This Time?
Project Timeline
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Pre-Design Project Timeline

Get Involved!

September 22nd

Join us for a Community Input Session on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 5:30-7 p.m. at 2222 E. Michigan Avenue. RSVP today to hold your spot!

Get involved.

We recognize that the community's priorities and values may have changed in the past several years, especially with a global pandemic. Help us confirm public input that has been collected through previous studies and share new goals and desires for Michigan's Avenue!

Our survey is now closed. Stay tuned for more opportunities!


Explore the Corridor!

Navigate the map below to view signalized intersections, bus stops, planned construction projects, cultural districts, and more along Michigan's Avenue! We encourage you to use this information as food for thought when sharing your input and thinking about what you want to see along the corridor.


What cultural district do you spend the most time in? Do the bus stops along the corridor meet your needs?

Do you use intersections more than others? These are just a few questions you can think about when you take the survey or attend a community event!

Why Now?

Implementation is coming.

With the City of Lansing's planned road construction along Michigan Avenue in 2023 and 2024, this is a pivotal moment to take a step forward in enhancing the corridor and making sure our community's projects work toward a shared vision!

Below are frequently asking questions and thought starters that we will continue to update throughout the duration of the project to keep the community informed as the study and future road projects proceed.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Planning Areas
    Pavement Condition Safety & Operations Non-Motorized (Bicycle & Pedestrian Paths) Traffic Congestion Public Transit Freight (Movement of Goods) Regional Travel Passenger Air Passenger Rail Bus Services Air Quality (Conformity) Performance Measures Short-Range Planning (TIP) Long-Range Planning (MTP)
  • Quick Links & Resources
    Tri-County RPC Transportation Planning Projects Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Capital Area Regional Transportation Study (CARTS) Michigan Transportation Planning Association Transportation Data & Maps Michigan Traffic Crash Facts Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) Michigan Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Federal Transit Administration Intelligent Transportation Society of America National Association of Regional Councils Interactive Road Construction Tool

Stay in touch.

If you’d like to stay in the know on this project, please leave your contact information!


Have more questions?

Contact or attend a community event.

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