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Reminder: MDOT public meeting June 25 to discuss I-375 reconnecting communities project in Detroit

DETROIT, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting an in-person public meeting with a livestream option to discuss the I-375 reconnecting communities project in Detroit. At this meeting, the project team will be sharing information about recent traffic data, project concept refinements, the neighborhood framework plan, new partners, business and workforce development program initiatives, and early construction mitigation efforts.

All are welcomed.       

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
6 - 8 p.m.
A project presentation will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session.

The Eastern
3434 Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207

Those unable to attend in person can view the meeting on MDOT's YouTube channel. Questions for the project team via livestream can be submitted in advance online. Submitted questions will be categorized to avoid repetitive responses.

Presentation materials will be posted on the project webpage and available for viewing starting July 2.

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 existing freeway into a street-level boulevard with signalized intersections from Gratiot Avenue to Atwater Street; build a safe, modern interchange at I-75; and develop more street level connections from neighborhoods to Easter Market, Greektown and downtown.

The project includes numerous community benefits, including enhanced mobility and access for walkers, bikers, rollers, and vehicles; improving environmental quality for neighborhoods; and 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.

Public comment:
MDOT continues to seek public participation and welcomes input. Comments can be submitted via an online comment form, e-mail, phone at 855-375-MDOT (6368), and in person at the public meeting.

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