Lansing business leaders pushed city officials to make repairs on a stretch of Michigan Avenue where several developments are under construction. Mayor Virg Bernero fired back that the work is already scheduled.
The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to Mayor Bernero and Lansing City Council on Monday urging them to fix the portion of Michigan Avenue between Pennsylvania Avenue and U.S. 127. The business group took the matter public by sending a release to media on Tuesday.
“Further investment in the Michigan Avenue corridor is important to our region’s future economic growth,” wrote Tim Daman, president and CEO of the chamber, in the letter. “Without prioritizing proper maintenance and infrastructure investment, we are now left with a crumbling Michigan Avenue. What should be the most pristine corridor in the State of Michigan is falling apart.”
Michigan Avenue hasn’t been resurfaced for several years and is covered with potholes from Pennsylvania Avenue east to U.S.127.