Public meeting to help rethink I-375 in Detroit

By Lauren Podell - Reporter

DETROIT - I-375 freeway has been connecting metro Detroiters to casinos, Eastern Market and the Riverfront for years. But with all the changes downtown since the I-375 was constructed back in the 60's, the one mile-long stretch is due up for some change of its own.

The Downtown Detroit Development Authority (DDA), Detroit River Front Conservancy (DRFC) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are teaming up to get your opinion. Do you think that I-375 can it be improved? Does it meet the city's needs?

Today, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m, the public is invited to a community meeting to help determine possible alternatives for re-imagining the I-375 freeway.  The meeting will be held at the Stroh RiverPlace South Atrium, 300 River Place Drive, Detroit, MI 48207

The meeting will follow an open house format. Those who attend will see a series of informational exhibits, speak with transportation and urban design experts, and most importantly, give their thoughts and ideas for redeveloping I-375.  The goal of the meeting will be to help to establish the purpose and need for undertaking improvements to the corridor, and for the community to help to prioritize goals for such improvements.

This is the first of three public meetings that will be held over 7 months.

More information about the I-375 Alternatives Study can be found at the project website at

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