DETROIT -

Interstate 375 is one of the primary freeways in and out of Downtown Detroit. There are now six alternative designs for reimagining I-375, extending from Gratiot Avenue to Atwater Street. Click here for detailed images.

Images: I-375 alternative route proposals

Published On: Jun 09 2014 01:28:53 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 09 2014 01:30:46 PM EDT
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Rendering of proposed conditions looking northwest from Detroit River.

This is a project that will heavily impact those driving to Ford Field, Greektown and the Renaissance Center. The new designs are based on community input.

"I really like the surface street idea," said Eric Drader of Detroit. "I think it would actually help traffic flow."

Veronica Amiot of Westland prefers the other option, saying: "Keep it as a freeway. I like having faster access."

There are also two designs created for the Interstate 75/I-375 interchange, portions of Gratiot Avenue and the Gratiot Connector, and Jefferson Avenue between Washington Boulevard and Joseph Campau.

The new designs are based on community input along with technical data from the study.

If you are interested in learning more about the project or even giving your input, you can attend a meeting this coming Thursday, June 12 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Detroit Eastern Market.