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,
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. Planned work 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 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                        

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Brief presentation at 6 p.m.                  

Crowell Community Center
16630 Lahser Road
Detroit, MI 48219

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 project design and construction staging will be presented. DWSD will discuss the lead service and water main replacement work. Construction is 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