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M-1 Rail releases specifics on Detroit streetcar construction


M-1 Rail officials yesterday unveiled details of their construction plans for the Detroit streetcar project, which is set to begin on July 28.

Construction activities, poised to start between Adams Street and Campus Martius, will include the closure of Woodward Avenue for the next 120 days, officials said in a press release. Work will include concrete removal, drainage and track installation, repaving and utility relocation.

"Our goal is to ensure construction activities are completed safely and expeditiously with as little disruption as possible to businesses, residents and visitors," said M-1 Rail Chief Operating Officer Paul Childs.

M-1 Rail external relations team members will distribute "Streetcar Construction Overview" during regular project update meetings with business and community members. Additional information is available on the streetcar website.

Expected to be completed in 2016, the streetcar will travel north-south on both sides of Woodward Avenue for 3.3 miles between Larned Street and West Grand Boulevard.

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