Joe Louis Greenway receives $4 million in federal funding

Construction on the greenway began in June

Detroit's Joe Louis Greenway is one step closer to becoming reality.
Detroit's Joe Louis Greenway is one step closer to becoming reality.

DETROIT – The Joe Louis Greenway is one step closer to becoming a reality after it was announced Friday it will receive $4 million in federal funding.

The project aims to connect neighborhoods in Detroit, Dearborn, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

The Joe Louis Greenway is a proposed 27.5-mile-long pathway that will connect pre-existing paths -- like the Dequindre Cut and RiverWalk -- to provide a safe loop for walking, jogging, riding bikes and more.

Rep. Brenda Lawrence said the federal funding will make the project safer, easier to navigate and more eco-friendly.

“We’re going to create an area where people can ride their bikes and walk. That’s a progressive city,” Lawrence said. “That’s a city that embraced that we need to invest in climate resilient infrastructure.”

The project started construction on Detroit’s west side. It is expected to be finished in 2022.

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