MDOT and City of Detroit to host public meeting for M-5 (Grand River Avenue) project

MDOT Grand River Avenue Project

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DETROIT, MI – MDOT and the City of Detroit will host a public meeting to discuss the M-5, Grand River Avenue, project.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the City of Detroit will host an open house-style public meeting to provide an overview of the M-5 (Grand River Avenue) project that includes a road diet between M-39 (Southfield Freeway) and Berg Road, east of US-24 (Telegraph Road). This project will convert seven lanes to five lanes with defined on-street parking and possible bike lanes. There will be an opportunity for the community and residents to review project details and locations, provide comments and concerns, and ask questions. 


MDOT staff

City of Detroit (Neighborhoods, and Planning and Development Department)

Project consultants

Residents and interested stakeholders       


Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Brief presentation at 6 p.m.                       


Crowell Community Center

16630 Lahser Road


Accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking ability. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers available upon request. Please call 517-335-4381.           

MDOT and the City of Detroit have partnered to implement this $12 million project on M-5 (Grand River Avenue) that includes resurfacing, sidewalks, and water main work between M-39 and Berg Road, and streetscaping in two sections, from Cooley Street to McNichols Road and from Evergreen Road to Glastonbury Road.

Project area:

MDOT and the City of Detroit are seeking community feedback to finalize midblock and other additional pedestrian crossing locations, and to discuss options for additional streetscape amenities. The final design community review meeting will be held in early April with construction planned for this summer.

Information on previous community meetings and City of Detroit neighborhood planning in the Grand River Northwest corridor can be found at