(WXYZ) - Construction crews have made dramatic changes to Belle Isle as they prepare for the return of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. One of the most visible changes will greet visitors just as they enter the island. Crews are tearing out the old, run down docks that sit just outside the Detroit Boat Club.
Bud Denker, the chairman of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix tells Action News "They haven't been used in 20 years and they are an eyesore." The removal of the docks is just one of the upgrades that the crews are making.
Construction crews are also repairing much of the roadway around the island. They are repainting the Belle Isle Casino, polishing the huge fountain, repairing plumbing and replacing some of the old lighting with brighter LED lights.
The grandstands are already up for the races that will roar around the island June 1-3. New signs already line the beautiful Belle Isle bridge. More than 100,000 fans are expected to attend during the week-end events.
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