Grand River Streetscape Project


Construction Update! 

Good afternoon,

Below is an update of construction activities that everyone can expect to see within the next two weeks out on Grand River. Please keep in mind that these activities and schedules are weather permitting, if there are any updates to the work week we will do the best we can to get those updates out to everyone. This information will also be posted to the project website every week, so please feel free to check out the site.

Also, we would like to reshare this flyer with everyone for the Grand River Streetscape Virtual Open Community Office Hours that is held Bi-Weekly. Please join MDOT, City of Detroit, DEGC, DWSD and Major Cement every other Tuesday from 10:30am to 11:30am for project updates and conversation. The next virtual open house is scheduled for Tuesday, July 15 at 10:30am.  Please join us and let me know if you have any questions.

Week Look Ahead (Monday, June 13th to Saturday, July 18th, 2020)

  • Eastbound Grand River right two lanes will remain closed from McNichols Rd to Southfield
  • Westbound Grand River right two lanes will be closed from Lahser Rd to Berg Rd
  • Eastbound Grand River will be paved from Evergreen to Southfield Rd to Southfield
  • The contractor will be replacing  sidewalk concrete between Berg and Lasher on Eastbound Grand River
  • The contractor will continue the concrete and traffic signal work on Warwick St.
  • The 16 inch water main placement will start on westbound Grand River from Lahser to Northrop later in the week.


Gustavo Serratos
Project Manager ‐ Complete Streets
Department of Public Works, City of Detroit
Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, 611
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Desk: 313‐628-0135

[email protected]

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Project Details

MDOT in partnership with the City of Detroit, will be resurfacing and providing streetscape improvements to approximately 2.8 miles of the road. The goals of this project include improving mobility by implementing traffic calming measures and strengthening foot traffic for existing and new businesses.

What is Going On

Street enhancements from M-39 Service Drive to Berg Rd.

When Will the Project Happen?

Construction will begin in the summer of 2019 and continue through the winter of 2020.

What Changes Will See?

This project will include road resurfacing, water main work through DWSD, two-way cycle track, improved on street parking, pedestrian islands, mid-block crossings, landscaping, new signalized intersections, and bus islands.

Why Are These Changes Being Made in the Streetscape Nodes?

The goal of a streetscape project is to achieve a beautiful corridor where neighborhood businesses can thrive and where people feel safe and welcomed. The improvements will better support all forms of transportation including walking, biking, riding transit and taking a car.

Getting Around

Grand River will remain open during construction and access to businesses will be maintained. Free public parking is available at a number of locations. 



Grand River Streetscape Community Meeting March 9th