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Reminder: MDOT public open house Wednesday to discuss I-375 reconnecting communities project in Detroit

Detroit, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a public open house to discuss the I-375 reconnecting communities project in Detroit. The open house format will provide information on project elements such as early design efforts, the history of Black Bottom and Paradise Valley, and more. This open house is the community’s opportunity to learn more about the project, share ideas, and offer valuable input to the project team. If unable to attend, the presentation and meeting materials will be posted online after April 19 on the I-375 project page.

Interested residents and commuters
Community leaders
MDOT staff and consultants

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
4 – 7 p.m.

Prerecorded presentations will be shown throughout the duration of the meeting with stations on various project elements set up allowing the public to engage with the project team.

Eastern Market, Shed #3
1445 Adelaide St.
Detroit, MI 48207

Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-335-4381 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

Project background:
Through the I-375 reconnecting communities project, MDOT plans to convert the I-375 freeway into a street-level boulevard with signalized intersections. The project will address outdated interchange design and deteriorated bridges to meet existing and future transportation needs, improve connectivity and access for all users, and align with local future development and placemaking opportunities. The project is taking an equitable approach to incorporating the history of Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods that were removed for urban renewal and construction of the freeway.

Public comment:
MDOT is welcoming public input on the reconnecting communities project. Comments can be submitted via an online comment form, e-mail, phone 313-230-1024, and in person at the public meeting.

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