Public weighs in on alternatives for I-375 transformation

(WXYZ) - The public got to weigh in on alternatives for the I-375 transformation in Detroit.

Dozens of people gathered at Eastern Market today to have their say.
 
I-375 is one of the main corridors into the central business district and the waterfront area. The Downtown Development Authority, MDOT and Detroit Riverfront Conservancy have teamed up to study alternatives for that freeway.
 
There are six designs for the primary study area that extends along I-375 from Gratiot Avenue to Atwater Street.
 
Heather Hamilton and her neighbor Joan Nagrant decided to come take a look at the options because they say something needs to be done.
 
"I think traffic flow on 375 is an issue for those of us living down there ...who are trying to get down to the store or do whatever during rush hour," says Hamilton.
 
"I'd like it to be more user friendly for pedestrians and bikes," says Nagrant.
 
The cost for the six alternatives ranges from $40 to $80 million dollars.
 
The final two options for the freeway transformation will be narrowed down to two by the end of July.

For a link to the six alternatives just go to http://www.degc.org/degc-documents/alternative-designs-for-i-375-freeway
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