MDOT I-94 Widening project meetings

MDOT is hosting four meetings to discuss their plans to rehabilitate widen I-94 through the heart of Detroit.

Yes, they basically ignored non-motorized transportation when initially designing the project.

Yes, they are permanently removing bridges (e.g. John R) that are critical to Detroit’s non-motorized transportation plan.

No, they are not willing to remedy this issue in the Midtown area.

The project’s price tag? $1.7 billion. That’s billion with a “b”.

We will post more on this projects’ deficits soon, but here is MDOT’s meeting schedule:

Eastside meetings

(Co-sponsored by Wayne County Commissioner Bernard Parker and the Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative)

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010
2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Wayne County Community College District ? Cooper Conference Room
5901 Conner Road, Detroit

Midtown meetings

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010
9-11 a.m. and 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cathedral Church of St. Paul ? Barth Hall (parking in back)
4800 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Special accommodations: 313-922-3311

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4 Responses to “MDOT I-94 Widening project meetings”

  1. Hannah Says:

    Todd, do you have an e-mail address where I can contact you? I’d like to discuss a few things with you about the Jan 28th meeting offline. Thanks!

  2. Todd Scott Says:

    I can be reached at info at

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  4. Harold Leese Says:

    If transit tax advocates win, then we will get a tax on fast food to pay for public bus service. Instead of MDOT paying for the buses.

    I think that we should get the buses filled up with farebox paying custormers and fight the MDOT tax shifting from matching federal grants for SMART and DDOT to expand freeways.

    I can’t do this by myself.

    The full details of how I want to fight to protect Act 51 is in my website. This is the ten percent of the state fuel tax.

    My opponents claim this act is now outdated, thus needs to be eliminated and replaced with NEW taxes. Yes, a tax on fast food will replace the fuel tax, if my website gets no or little support.

    My biggest opponet is the Transportation Riders Unidted as of October 31, 2010

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