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Here are the alternative designs for I-375. What do you think?

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Going to the open forum the Detroit Downtown Development Authority will hold on Thursday, June 12 to check out the six alternative designs for I-375?? Here’s a preview.

The meeting will be held from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Detroit Eastern Market Shed 5, 2934 Russell Street.

The I-375 primary and secondary study areas are adjacent to significant developments:  the Lafayette neighborhoods, Eastern Market, the Financial District, General Motors, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Cobo Convention Center, Comerica Park, Ford Field, the Theatre District, Greektown Casino, Detroit – Windsor Tunnel, the East Riverfront’s  mixed-use development, DRFC’s RiverWalk and Milliken State Park.

The secondary study area includes the I-75/I-375 interchange, portions of Gratiot Avenue and the Gratiot Connector, and Jefferson Avenue between Washington Boulevard and Joseph Campau Street.  Two alternatives will be identified for each of these areas.

“The outcome of the I-375 Alternatives Study will determine the recommended treatment,” the DEGC website says. “That determination will not be made until late summer of 2014, after intense technical analysis, public feedback and advisory and technical committee engagement will be considered in making the recommendation.”

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

This will be the second such meeting aimed atevaluating alternatives that address a number of issues, including

  • Define a vibrant entryway into Downtown Detroit and the East Riverfront
  • Make better connections to the Entertainment, East Riverfront, Greektown, Stadium, Convention Center and Eastern Market Districts
  • Improve pedestrian, non-motorized and transit connectivity

Let us know what you think.

 

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