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MDOT gets $1M grant for Second Avenue bridge project in Detroit

Posted at 1:13 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 13:13:23-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Transportation has secured a $1 million federal grant on a Detroit bridge project.

The grant is for the ongoing replacement of the Second Avenue overpass above I-94 in Detroit.

Over the next 18 months, the bridge, originally constructed in 1954, will be replaced.

"These funds will help support Michigan and our other state partners to deliver more resilient roads, bridges and highways for the traveling public," said Federal Highway Administrator Nicole R. Nason. "These grants being awarded will help advance innovative transportation solutions to improve safety and mobility on roads throughout Michigan and the entire country."

The new bridge will be the first network tied-arch bridge in the state of Michigan. The skeleton of the structure will be constructed in a Wayne State parking lot and will be rolled into place on the bridge in winter 2020-21.