M-1 RAIL Construction Progresses North On Woodward Avenue


DETROIT — Construction of the M-1 RAIL line along Woodward Avenue downtown is progressing and moving north toward Midtown, and construction between Campus Martius and Adams Street will continue.

No full closures of Woodward will be required during this portion of construction.               

“We are progressing as planned and the schedule calls for us to move further north along the corridor,” says Paul Childs, COO of M-1 RAIL. “We had a great first week downtown where we began construction.  As we move into Midtown our traffic control approach will be different with partial instead of full lane closures. Traffic will continue to move in both directions on Woodward Avenue.”

Childs says that northbound and southbound traffic will also have a left turn lane available at all times. 

“The major cross streets Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Warren Avenue, West Grand Boulevard, and Forest Avenue will remain open,” says Childs. “The other cross streets,t ypically three of every four inside the work zone, will be closed to Woodward to facilitate construction. However, sidewalks will remain open to allow pedestrian access to businesses.”    

Visit M-1rail.com for updates on construction and traffic closures.