Michigan lands $105M federal grant to remove Detroit’s I-375
Gretchen Whitmer, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and a litany of other elected officials Thursday to announce a $105 million federal grant to undo the I-375 freeway. “This is a day the Detroit community has been waiting for for a long time,” Detroit mayor Mike Duggan said of I-375. But what we can do is work together to build a more equitable future,” Whitmer said at the press conference. Duggan said the additional federal funding could move the start date for the project from 2027 up to 2025. “Sometimes fixing the damn roads means facing the repercussions of how the roads were originally built,” he said.mlive.com
Black History Month: Remembering Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood
A new exhibit is shedding light on what happened to hundreds of Detroiters who once lived in the neighborhood known as Black Bottom. “We have not been taught the full breadth of our history,” said PG Watkins, the director of the Black Bottom Archive. “It was a high-density black neighborhood not considered worthwhile for the city to invest in," Watkins said. “When we talk about Black History Month, we think about all of the contributions of black folks. More: Black History Month
I-375 project in Detroit: MDOT to host virtual outreach event, public hearing
DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold a virtual outreach event and in-person public hearing regarding the Environmental Assessment (EA) for proposed changes on I-375 in Detroit. MDOT said the project extends from Mack Avenue to Atwater Street and “transforms the urban below-grade freeway into a street-level boulevard.” The virtual outreach event and public hearing will allow interested parties the opportunity to view potential changes and make formal documented comments. Virtual outreach event details:6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021Register here for virtual eventIn-person public hearing details:4-8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021The 4-5 p.m. hour is reserved for senior citizens or individuals at high risk for COVID-19. All state guidelines for public health and safety will be followed, including wearing a mask, social distancing and not attending if feeling ill.Register in advance online or by calling 517-335-4381 to reserve a time. Additional information is available on the project website at www.Michigan.gov/I375study.”
Part of I-75 closed in Detroit Tuesday due to vehicle fire
DETROIT – Northbound lanes are closed on parts of I-75 in Detroit Tuesday afternoon due to a vehicle fire, officials say. UPDATE: As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, all northbound lanes on I-75 at Gratiot Avenue have reopened. As of 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, northbound I-75 is closed at Mack Avenue due to the vehicle fire. As of 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, northbound I-375 is closed at I-75 in Detroit. Other on NB I-75Location: NB I-75 at MackLanes Blocked: All LanesEvent Type: OtherCounty: WayneEvent Message: FREEWAY CLOSED due to a vehicle fire — MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) November 24, 2020More: Traffic News
Southbound I-375 closed for 2 weeks at Larned Street in Detroit due to emergency repairs
DETROIT – Southbound I-375 will be closed at Larned Street in Detroit for about two weeks for emergency repairs, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. Crews are closing the highway for concrete repair and curing in cold temperatures, officials said. All southbound traffic will exit at Larned Street, just north of Jefferson Avenue. The diversion will last through early November. One northbound lane of I-375 will be closed through Tuesday (Oct. 20).
5 arrested on second night of police brutality protests in Detroit
5 arrested on second night of police brutality protests in DetroitPublished: May 30, 2020, 11:43 pmAfter the organize march ended, many protestors continued into Downtown Detroit and eventually onto I-375. Vehicles could be seen behind the group.
10/17/19: One Detroit I-375 Deconstruct / Headlines / Social Club Grooming Company / Northern Lights Lounge
HEADLINES : Nolan and Stephen offer their thoughts on the deconstruction of I-375, plus they take on this weeks biggest headlines, including the state budget battle, the UAW strike against GM, and the latest news in Washington, D.C.detroitpbs.org
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- July 26, 2019
DETROIT - ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- July 26, 2019Full closures are planned on I-94, M-5 and M-59, while lanes will be closed on I-94, I-96, I-375, M-10 and M-39 from Friday evening to Monday morning. The westbound lanes of 8 Mile Road had to be closed at Woodward Avenue this morning. More local headlines:For more Local News head to ClickOnDetroit.com/news/local. Submit a news tipTell us what's happening in your community -- submit a news tip to Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit right here. Tweets by Local4NewsCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Metro Detroit construction: Multiple freeways to close this weekend for roadwork
DETROIT - Multiple freeways will close in Metro Detroit for construction this weekend. 7 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. MondayOakland CountyI-75 will have one lane open in each direction from Square Lake Road to Baldwin Road. 4 a.m. Saturday - 5 a.m. Mondaywill have one lane open in each direction from Square Lake Road to Baldwin Road. 4 a.m. Saturday - 5 a.m. Monday Eastbound I-96 will have one lane open at Wixom Road. 9 a.m. Friday - Thursday, Aug. 8.will have one lane open from M-85 (Fort Street) to Dix-Toledo Road.