Construction on the Uniroyal Promenade project began in August 2020 with the instillation of a sediment cap in the river. Now that the sediment cap is in place, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin bringing in riprap, which are large stones that will be placed along the shoreline. 

In spring 2021, work begins on the construction of the Riverwalk along the shoreline. This section of riverfront is significant because it will connect Gabriel Richard Park with Mt. Elliott Park, resulting in a continuous 3.5 miles of Riverwalk along the East Riverfront.