M-1 RAIL representatives announce details of construction beginning July 28

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Representatives of the M-1 RAIL on Wednesday shared details of what to expect when street car construction begins Monday July 28, 2014.

Construction will begin between Adams and Campus Martius and will include the following details:

*On the evening of Sunday, July 27, detour signage will be installed on the northbound and southbound lanes of Woodward Avenue from Adams Street south to Campus Martius.

*Woodward Avenue will be closed starting at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, July 28. The north and south closure will remain in effect for approximately 120 days.

*Construction work will generally occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

*Construction in this area will include: concrete removal, drainage and track installation, re-paving, and utility relocation.

*Sidewalks along the work zone will remain open.

“Since announcing our construction start date, we have held several meetings with stakeholders who live, work and visit Woodward Avenue to set expectations about construction activities,” said Paul Childs, Chief Operating Office, M-1 RAIL. “Our goal is to ensure construction activities are completed safely and expeditiously with as little disruption as possible to businesses, residents and visitors.

The M-1 rail team will distribute a Streetcar Construction Overview that will share the anticipated construction timeline as well as map, public transportation, parking, pedestrian, and bicycle access information.

These documents will be distributed during regular project update meetings with businesses and community stakeholders and will also be available at www.M-1RAIL.com/Construction.

The M-1 RAIL streetcar when complete in late 2016 will travel north and south on both sides of Woodward Avenue for 3.3- miles between Larned Street and W. Grand Blvd. The streetcar will service 20 stations at 12 separate locations.

To learn more about upcoming meetings and construction activities visit: www.M-1 RAIL.com

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