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East Jefferson Avenue Slims Down With Bike Lanes, Islands

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In Jefferson-Chalmers, a plan is underway to slim down busy Jefferson Avenue into something a little more neighborhood-friendly. Jefferson East Inc announced today that crews have begun installing five landscaped islands between Lakewood Street and Alter Road, a historic retail area enjoying a small resurgence.
Next, the avenue's outermost lanes to be converted into dedicated parking spaces and buffered bike lanes when the street is repaved later this year. When all is said and done, the affected road will shrink from seven uninterrupted lanes down to four dedicated travel lanes, or what Jefferson East calls "one of Detroit's most modern and safe thoroughfares."

· Jefferson East Inc [official]