- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit plans to spend $50 million to improve city streets this construction season, up from $31 million last year.

The city’s Department of Public Works announced Wednesday that it also plans to spend another $10 million on road enhancements, including new medians and bike paths, bridge improvements and roadside green infrastructure.

This year, Detroit is improving 53 miles of residential streets as well as 26 miles of major roads.

Crews plan a $6 million project to construct new landscaped medians and bike paths on a 3.5-mile section of East Jefferson.

Green infrastructure projects include work near the Rouge River seek to minimize the runoff of rainwater into the city’s sewer system. The city says the $2.3 million project is being done in conjunction with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

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