East Lansing businesses say roadwork is hurting them

By Erin Smith
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

East Lansing—The construction on Grand River Avenue and Michigan Avenue is not only annoying to drivers but it is also hurting the businesses that line the roads. Greg Losch, construction engineer for the Michigan Department of Transportation, or MDOT said the state is working on sidewalk upgrades to meet current Americans with Disabilities requirements. The entire project is slated to end in October. At the BP Gas Station, 504 Michigan Ave., October will be too late to compensate the losses, said clerk Katie Kanouse. “It’s a pain in the butt,” the Lansing resident said.