Park Lake and Burcham intersection 2012 Roundabout

A number of residents in the Wardcliff neighborhood have had questions about the upcoming construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Park Lake Road and Burcham Drive.  Below is information posted on the Ingham County Road Commission website.  Meridian township staff has confirmed that construction on the roundabout will begin on June 11, 2012 and that the intersection will be closed to through traffic all summer.  Excavation by the city of East Lansing to move water lines that pass through the construction site has already begun.

Park Lake Road & Burcham Drive Intersection

Installation of a modern roundabout to replace the conventional stop controlled intersection.  Meridian Charter Township.  Federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) and ICRC funding.  Estimated Cost: $670,000.  Construction of the roundabout is anticipated to occur during the 2012 school recess – June through August.  Traffic will be detoured around the project site.  The project was let in December and the successful bidder was CL Trucking & Excavating, LLC for $672,701.50.  ICRC is partnering with City of East Lansing and the East Lansing – Meridian Water & Sewer Authority, which has watermain work in the intersection.  The watermain work is anticipated to begin sometime in late March or early April.

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    • Nancy J. Hill on May 9, 2012 at 11:11 am

    What a waste of our time and money! Burcham & Park Lake need a Traffic Circle like I need a hole in the head! One at Haslett Road & Park Lake would have made a lot more sense or spend that money on the crumcby road surfaces of Park Lake & Haslett Roads, which get a ton of traffic! Boo, Planning/Road commission!!

    • Jacki Chapman on May 9, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Great decision on the roundabout at Burcham and Park Lake. The traffic at the corner has increased over the years and turning left at any point is difficult. One only has to live in this neighborhodd to see the demand and a well thought out solution. Thanks to all who worked on this.

    • Mary on May 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

    I like the idea of the traffic circle. Trying to cross Park Lake Rd will be easier. When traffic is coming down the hills on Park Lake it is hard to determine their speed. There is much hesitation when trying to go straight across or making a left turn.

    • Barbara on May 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I think the cost of $670,000 is low when you consider the number of accidents that have occurred there through the years; if it saves one person’s life, it’s worth it! Go going road commission and city of East Lansing

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