DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) — Officials on Wednesday broke ground on a nearly mile-long extension of the Detroit Riverfront.
According to Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the Southwest Greenway spans from Bagley Street to Jefferson Avenue.READ MORE: Michigan Announces $1.5 Million Tuition Giveaway, 100 Children To Receive $15,000
Officials say the $8 million project will connect the Detroit Riverfront with the Michigan Central mobility innovation district and to neighborhoods throughout Southwest Detroit and Corktown.
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Contractors will be working on the installation of the underground utilities, also installing a retention pond near the Jefferson Avenue entrance.
Officials say crews will begin laying the concrete pathway and install light posts and benches.MORE NEWS: Holiday Travel And Gas: What To Expect At The Pump
The Southwest Greenway is expected to be completed in the fall.