1909 : First Paved Concrete Road in Michigan

November 12, 2020 all-day

The first mile of paved concrete road was laid on Woodward Avenue (M-1) between 6th and 7 mile roads.

THE WORLD'S FIRST MILE OF CONCRETE ROAD - Paving Woodward Ave. in Detroit
Laying the concrete

Mission accomplished

Seven years later, the rest of the 27-mile stretch of Woodward was paved.

Sources :

Historical Society of Michigan

Jessica Sheppard, “Detroit’s Woodward Avenue is one of America’s most iconic roads“, MLive, April 6, 2018.

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