The state is installing cable median barriers and extending guardrails along a three-mile stretch of U.S. 127 in the Lansing area.

The $575,435 project runs from Interstate 496 north into southern Dewitt Township and is expected to be finished by July 27.

According to the Lansing State Journal, the new high-tension cable barrier is going up along a stretch of freeway where several cross-median crashes have occurred, and state officials say the system is highly effective at preventing vehicles from careening through the median and into oncoming traffic.

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