Michigan gets $105M grant from feds to turn I-375 in Detroit into boulevard

Washington — Michigan is receiving a $104.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation toward its plans to eliminate the sunken I-375 freeway through Detroit and replace it with a lower-speed boulevard at city-street level. 

The grant is a significant boon for the proposal, which dates to 2013 and envisions a walkable, leafy concourse integrated with the community and lined with shops, restaurants, homes and pedestrians on the eastern of edge of downtown Detroit.