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Meridian Street Project

Meridian Street Project

The Meridian Street Project is now set to begin on May 28th, 2024. Please see which alternate routes work best for you as you travel to/from campus (especially the Norris Center).

The city is planning to complete a $3.1M project that will repair/replace the water main, sanitary sewer, and roadway on Meridian Street this summer; from Easterday Avenue to 8th Avenue. As such, Meridian will be closed to traffic from June 17th through October 25th. Access to the Norris Center, SAC, and Ice Arena will be via 4th Avenue.

Access to 4th Avenue can be gained from the north or south via Ryan Street. Once on 4th Avenue, proceed west to Meridian. When possible, cross Meridian and proceed to the south entrance of the parking lot on the north side of the road. Enter the parking lot and head north, driving between the tennis courts; entering the main Norris Center parking lots. 

The city will place detour sides along the entire route and LSSU will augment that signage with additional information to guide patrons, employees, and visitors to the campus. 

Please see below for ongoing updates on the project.

About LSSU

Lake Superior State University offers 35 bachelor’s degree programs, 21 associate degree programs, and 10 certificate programs. Surrounded by three Great Lakes, LSSU provides an unsurpassed location for research, innovation, and real-world experiences. Lake State is one of Michigan’s most affordable public universities, and 90 percent of full-time students receive financial aid. LSSU competes in 11 NCAA Division II sports and in Division I for men’s hockey. Lake State has approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, with 82 percent coming from Michigan, and with every county represented. LSSU was founded in 1946 in Sault Ste. Marie, the oldest city in Michigan (1668), on the site of the former U.S. Army’s Fort Brady, and has regional centers in Escanaba and Petoskey.