M-1 rail crews will begin dragging the first pieces of 560 foot, four-ton sections of rail into place along the downtown portion of the Woodward Avenue route.
It’s a know before you go traffic alert — especially if you plan on heading downtown Detroit this weekend.
Officials announced Monday additional federal funding for the M-1 Rail project, and the sponsors of the stations along Woodward.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Gov. Rick Snyder and Mayor Mike Duggan are among those expected to attend the so-called “Track Signing Ceremony.”
The M-1 Rail project, which is currently under construction, received a $12.2 grant Tuesday from the U.S. DOT.
High school and college students and graduates had the opportunity to work besides M-1 Rail officials this summer for a unique internship in Detroit.
Trucks have delivered a shipment of rail for the M-1 Rail project in Detroit.
Traffic on Woodward Avenue over I-94 in Detroit has been reduced to three lanes as construction continues on the M-1 rail project.
I-94 will be closed between I-75 and M-10, beginning Friday night.
Construction work began Monday on the 3.3-mile M-1 Rail project along Woodward. Officials with the light rail system call the project “historic.”