Board of Water & Light Installed LED Lighting Turned On
LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) The community gathered Tuesday evening to be present for the official unveiling of the decorative LED lighting underneath the US-127 bridge overpass along the Michigan Avenue corridor. The lights, which illuminate the bridge in dozens of optional color variations, brings another phase of the crowd-funded Under the Bridge Project to life.
“The BWL was delighted to help move the Under the Bridge project forward, and we know the community has been eagerly awaiting the lighting of the Michigan Avenue underpass,” said Dick Peffley, General Manager of the Lansing Board of Water & Light. “With the new lights and murals, the corridor will become more welcoming to pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists.”
In addition, Lansing-based artist, Brian Whitfield and his team are fully immersed in the final phase of the project, the creation of four murals on the slope-pavings underneath the bridge.
“We’ve been hard at work on the murals under the bridge and they are really coming together nicely,” said Brian Whitfield, Lansing-resident and commissioned muralist. “There has been a lot of interest from passing motorists, bicyclists, and people on foot. People seem genuinely excited about what they are seeing.”
“Under the Bridge is moving forward rapidly and is a visually striking example of placemaking at its best,” said Bob Trezise, President and CEO of LEAP. “The Michigan Avenue corridor is pulsing with economic development projects, and the space under the bridge is becoming vibrant and active as part of this. The atmosphere is changing, and the transformation is becoming palpable.”
LEAP wishes to thank the many donors and partners who have made this project possible, including, but not limited to: Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Lansing Board of Water & Light, Arts Council of Greater Lansing, RISE Development LLC, Sparrow Foundation, Michigan State University, Indian Trails, Feldman Automotive, LAFCU, Lansing Charter Township, City of Lansing, AF Group, Harvest Creative Services, Gillespie Company, Gillespie Group, Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Capital Imaging.
Video and photos of the illuminated bridge can be found on the LEAP website.
The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where business can thrive. To do this, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region. For more information about LEAP, please visit www.purelansing.com
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