These updates are from Midtown Detroit:
Midtown Loop – Phase II construction began on April 16th. Construction goes along the north side of Canfield Avenue from Cass to John R. and continues south along the east side of John R. to Mack.
Second Avenue Two-Way Conversion Project – will convert Second Avenue to a two-way street with bike lanes from I-94 to West Grand Blvd. New decorative LED street lighting will also be installed. Construction will begin May 1st.
Third Avenue Two-Way Conversion Project – will begin on May 7th and is planned to end on July 15th. This project will convert Third Avenue between Ledyard and Forest to two-way traffic, add bike lanes in both directions, and maintain parking along both sides of the street.
Anthony Wayne Drive is also getting bike lanes which connects the Second and Third Avenue projects.
Trumbull from Warren to Holden is also getting bike lanes this year, though it’ll likely happen later in the season.
Mt. Elliott Plaza
The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy will begin construction on an new plaza and splash park at Mt. Elliott Park this June. The construction should be completed in a year.
The plaza will be similar in size to the one currently at Gabriel Richard Park at the foot of the bridge to Belle Isle.
The splash park has a schooner theme with masts, waterfalls, a river, and water cannons. It looks very cool! It’s the kind of attraction that will definitely pull kids and families to the park.
The schooner does not have a name, but you can change that by making a serious donation.