MDOT replacing Southfield Freeway pedestrian bridges

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News
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Detroit — Within the next few weeks, the Michigan Department of Transportation will wrap up work on the replacement of the pedestrian bridge over the Southfield Freeway at Cathedral Avenue.

The span completely collapsed over both directions of the freeway after it was struck by a truck in September 2014. The crash killed the driver of the truck.

The $2.9 million in emergency replacement costs was provided by the federal government. The new bridge will include aesthetic improvements, including decorate crosswalks and lights and will meet all Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.

On Tuesday, MDOT will also hold an informal public meeting to provide details about the upcoming replacement of the three other pedestrian bridges over the Southfield.

The bridges, which will be replaced in 2017, include: Sawyer, at a cost of $2.6 million; Verne, $2.3 million and Vassar at $2.6 million.

The public meeting will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of America at 16500 Tireman in an area east of the Southfield Freeway and west of Greenfield.

(313) 222-2023

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