Lansing secures $1 million in federal funding for Michigan Avenue improvements

Lansing is receiving $1 million dollars in federal funding for much needed improvements to the city’s Michigan Avenue corridor. Serving as a connective roadway between Lansing and East Lansing, Michigan Ave. is often described as the region’s main street. Approximately 20,000 drivers use the roadway on a daily basis. 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