Public Workshop

Due to COVID-19, this in-person workshop that was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. has been postponed until further notice. Updates on a rescheduled date will be released as soon as possible. In the meantime, project information will continually be added and updated here (see the sidebar to the left for details on specific aspects of this project).

Use this form submit any comments, questions or concerns.

The public can also provide feedback by taking a short and general survey about the conversion.

Purpose of Public Workshop

The purpose of the public workshop is to provide the community an opportunity to review project information, ask questions and share comments and concerns with the City as project details are finalized. The public can also submit comments, questions and concerns using the online form above.

Project Overview

The conversion of one-way streets to two-way has been discussed for some time by the City of Lansing. The City has received a $3.3 million grant for two-way conversion that must be used by February 2021. The grant will cover costs to upgrade traffic signals to two-way, changes to pavement markings and signs, and minor changes to some intersection curb radii (the curvature of a curb line). 

Project One-Way Streets

  • Capitol and Grand
  • Pine and Walnut 
  • Ottawa and Allegan

Reasons for Conversion 

The City is planning to convert one-way streets downtown because statistically, two-way streets:
  • Provide simpler routing and wayfinding (especially for visitors and those unfamiliar with the area)
  • Generate easier access to businesses
  • Offer better safety
  • Make travel more efficient for emergency responders
Find additional information regarding this on the FAQ page.

Schedule and Process

The schedule is tentative due to precautions taken as a result of COVID-19, but it generally reflects the following:

  • Late 2019 - City developed traffic models that concluded two-way operations will work acceptably
  • May - Stakeholder meetings, public workshop and/or other opportunities for public review and input (especially if a workshop format is still not feasible), refine alternatives
  • June - Final networking plan and phasing, plan completed, work on details such as traffic signals
  • June to July - Ongoing stakeholder meetings to address particular concerns (if necessary) and another opportunity for public input (a workshop or online form)
  • July - Begin informational campaign to alert motorists, CATA users, employees and businesses of upcoming changes
  • Late August - Begin phased implementation