I-375 Survey

Neighbors,

The Michigan Department of Transportation is conducting an environmental review process regarding the I-375 freeway project. MDOT is reviewing six proposed alternatives, ranging from reconstructing I-375 as it is currently to bringing the freeway up to surface street level. This project is in MDOT’s five year plan and will be moving forward.

There are various options for the surface street alternatives including placing the street more to the east, with the possibility of more downtown development on the west; placing the street more to the west, with the possibility of green space on the east; or creating two one-way roadways with green space and a bike/walk path in the middle. Most of the alternatives include greater connectivity to the riverfront.

I want to hear from you! Whatever happens, this project will have a big impact on neighborhoods in House District 6, so I am conducting this survey to learn about your opinions.

Sincerely, 

I-375 ALTERNATIVES

  1. RECONSTRUCTED FREEWAY AS IS: Reconstructing I-375 as it is now, with improvements to ramps.

  2. RECONSTRUCTED FREEWAY WITH RIVERFRONT CONNECTION: Reconstruct as is, improve ramps, bike lanes along service drives, landscaped freeway slopes.

  3. RECONSTRUCTED FREEWAY: I-375 transitions to surface street at Larned, bike/walk path next to freeway and add a local street on the east instead of northbound service drive.

  4. BOULEVARD ON THE EAST EDGE: I-375 transitions to surface street at Clinton, surface street is placed on the east with property on west side of I-375 corridor likely becoming residential or commercial development.

  5. BOULEVARD ON THE WEST EDGE: I-375 transitions to surface street at Clinton, surface street is a boulevard placed on the west with property on east side of I-375 becoming land for green space or development, northbound service drive replaced with 2-way street.

  6. TWO ONE-WAY STREETS WITH A DEPRESSED GREENWAY: I-375 replaced with 2 one-way streets at Clinton, property in between the two roadways likely to be used for green space and walk/bike trail in the middle.

For illustrations of the alternatives, go to michigan.gov/i375study.

WHAT ARE THE 3 most important factors that you hope MDOT will consider when evaluating the 6 alternatives?

If I-375 WERE TO become a surface street, what would you prefer to see more of?

OF THE SIX ALTERNATIVES, which do you prefer? Note: All options include riverfront connection between Jefferson Avenue and Atwater Street except Alternative 1.