I-375 Alternatives Project

I-375 has been a major gateway to Downtown Detroit since 1964. The pace of development and revitalization in Downtown has accelerated over the past several years. To match this progress, consideration to improving the area’s existing transportation infrastructure is underway.  Specifically, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC)  and the Detroit Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are asking the question, “how can the current configuration of I-375 be improved to better meet the needs of the city’s new Downtown and East Riverfront, and those that live, work, and play there now – and into the foreseeable future?

Over the past 50 years, Downtown has been partially defined by the geography of the local freeways. The I-375 Alternatives Study, led by the DDA, in partnership with MDOT and DRFC, seeks to capitalize on the energy and interest of the general public, government agencies, and private groups to encourage Downtown’s continued revival. The intent of the study is to explore transportation infrastructure options that will improve the experience of all users traveling to destinations along and across I-375. 

The project partners leading this effort are not approaching this study with any predetermined solutions for the I-375 corridor. The results of technical analyses, input from an advisory committee, public feedback, and recommendations from a public agency-led technical committee will guide the development of the alternatives to be examined as part of this effort. Finding alternatives that meet the existing and future infrastructure needs of residents, businesses, and visitors along the I-375 corridor, within the context of a revitalized downtown Detroit, is central to the project.

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