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$1-million in federal funding earmarked to improve the Michigan Avenue corridor in Lansing

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Lansing is receiving $1 million dollars in federal funding. The money will be used for much needed improvements to the city’s Michigan Avenue corridor.

Serving as a connective roadway between Lansing and East Lansing, Michigan Avenue is often described as the region’s main street.

Though the corridor has been identified as a priority for the city, local funding hasn't been enough to make significant improvements. That’s according to Andy Kilpatrick, the city’s public service director.

He says the federal funding for construction will set the corridor up for success over the next 50 years.

“That will support the traffic that's going down there support the residents and businesses wanting to support the hospital, hopefully increase transit along that corridor”

Kilpatrick says the city will be seeking feedback from those living and working along the corridor before construction begins.