Stabenow, Peters Announce $5.5 Million Federal Grant to State of Michigan for M-1 Corridor in Metro Detroit

Funding Will Help Improve Pedestrian and Vehicle Safety Challenges along the M-1 Corridor

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Gary Peters (MI) today announced that the Michigan Department of Transportation will receive a $5.5 million federal grant to implement technology to improve pedestrian safety, decrease vehicle crashes, and reduce traffic congestion along the M-1 Corridor, also known as Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit. This funding comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation.  


“Woodward Avenue is used by cyclists, pedestrians, vehicles, public transit, and emergency responders throughout metro Detroit,” said Senator Stabenow. “This funding will help the Michigan Department of Transportation use innovative technology to make this corridor safer for pedestrians and reduce congestion and accidents so that commuters can get where they need to go safely and efficiently.”


“As new technologies transform how we think about mobility, it is critical that Detroit has the modern roadway infrastructure in order for residents, visitors and workers to travel safely and efficiently,” said Senator Peters. “This federal grant will improve transportation along Woodward and reduce congestion on one of Detroit’s busiest corridors.”


"This grant will support our efforts to manage traffic on the M-1 corridor and the growing number of users including transit agencies, cyclists and pedestrians," said Michigan Department of Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba. "We are grateful to Sens. Stabenow and Peters and the Michigan Congressional delegation for their work to secure these funds." 


Last July, Senator Stabenow wrote a letter to Secretary Elaine Chao in support of this infrastructure project. For more information about the Michigan Department of Transportation projects and programs visit,4616,7-151-9621---,00.html.