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Third Avenue Enhancement Program

City of Flint

  • Program Flint Area
  • Program Area Restoring Community Vitality
  • Grant Amount $208,644
  • Grant Period April 1, 2007–December 31, 2011
  • Location Flint, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Flint

About this grant

In their 2004 report, Sasaki Associates, Inc., recommended transforming Third Avenue into a signature street to provide an improved connection between Kettering University and the University of Michigan-Flint, as well as to support ongoing revitalization efforts in central Flint. This grant to the City of Flint will provide partial support for a $5.2 million reconstruction of Third Avenue and reconfiguration from four lanes to two lanes with a new center turn lane. Additionally, the project will include a streetscape enhancement designed to create an attractive thoroughfare, new lighting for pedestrians and vehicle traffic, a bicycle lane, sidewalk benches, enhanced crosswalks, and plantings. The project will be environmentally friendly by creating rain gardens for water runoff.