Whitehall gets state's 1st 'green street'

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Six blocks of Lake Street in Whitehall make up Michigan's first "green street."

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- What's being called Michigan's first "green street" will open to traffic this week.

Six blocks of Lake Street in Whitehall have been under re-construction since summer.

The $1 million road project includes a unique porous concrete that collects storm water. Contaminants from streets and lawn are then directed through a filtration chamber under the street.

The green street is expected to help keep pollutants out of White Lake.

The project also includes a waterfront bike path and street parking.

Reported by Jon Mills in Whitehall

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