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

Contact: Diane Cross, MDOT Office of Communications, 248-752-0336
Agency: Transportation

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                        

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018
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:

The final layout of the roadway cross section has not been determined; the design phase is just beginning. MDOT and the City of Detroit are seeking community feedback to determine the final roadway cross section. Further design community review meetings will be held in early 2019 and construction is planned for summer 2019.

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