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Reminder: MDOT public open house tomorrow 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 project updates, travel times and routes to help navigate the future boulevard, workforce development strategies and concepts for characteristics of streetscape design. If unable to attend, the presentation and meeting materials will be posted online after Aug. 9 on the I-375 project page.

Interested residents, stakeholders and commuters
Community leaders
MDOT staff and consultants  

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023
4 - 7 p.m.

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

Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or, preferably at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage. Requests made after this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible.

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 The project will address outdated interchange design and deteriorated bridges to meet existing and future transportation needs, improve connectivity and access for all users, and align with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 the Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods that were removed for urban renewal and construction of the freeway. More information can be found at

Public comment:
MDOT is welcoming public input on the reconnecting communities project. Comments can be submitted via an online comment form, e-mail, by calling 855-375-MDOT (6368), or by attending this public meeting.

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