Major Street Reconfiguration Underway in Detroit

A $1 million project to reduce vehicle lanes on Detroit's Jefferson Boulevard is designed to increase safety along the busy corridor.

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May 17, 2018, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Jefferson East Inc. and the city of Detroit / via Crain's Buiness Detroit

"The city of Detroit on Monday kicked off a $1 million redesign of East Jefferson Avenue that will cut two lanes of the thoroughfare to make way for bike lanes, slow speeds and improve pedestrian safety," reports Kurt Nagl.

The reconfiguration will remove a lane in each direction—from the current three lanes in each direction to two. The new bike lanes will include a protective buffer. The project will use funding from the state and has a completion date of July 4, 2018.

Hat tip to Jason Plautz for sharing the news.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 in Crain's Detroit Business

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