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Funding issue leads to reversal of road diet plan by Eastpointe City Council

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Funding issue leads to reversal of road diet plan by Eastpointe City Council

EASTPOINTE, Mich. – Eastpointe Metropolis Council rescinded its plans for a highway food plan to scale back a stretch of 9 Mile Street from 5 lanes to a few.

Metropolis council permitted the highway food plan plan at a heated assembly in February however reversed that call Tuesday (March 19) over a funding difficulty.

The choice got here after the Michigan Division of Transportation knowledgeable the town it might not pay for the highway food plan.

“MDOT mentioned because of the change in scope, which was altering the intent of the undertaking, it’s not a reconstruction,” mentioned Assistant Metropolis Supervisor Kim Homan.

If the town had been to proceed with the highway food plan, it might have to reject MDOT’s funding.

“I can’t forged a vote to de-obligate the funds, I feel that’s too dangerous,” mentioned Mayor Michael Klinefelt. “I feel at first of this, I attempted to be clear with people who we wouldn’t push so exhausting for redesign that we’d find yourself shedding cash as a result of I feel that’s the worst factor we might do.”

In a 4-1 vote at Tuesday’s assembly, council voted to maneuver ahead with the 5 lane reconstruction undertaking funded largely by MDOT.

Councilman Cardi DeMonaco voted towards the measure, pleading with the town to work with MDOT to acquire the funding.

Regardless of the misplaced vote, DeMonaco hopes the highway food plan will nonetheless occur for Part 3 of the undertaking on 9 Mile Street between Tuscany Avenue and Kelly Street.

“There’s nonetheless section three the place we might nonetheless do a highway food plan on a portion of 9 Mile, simply not the entire part we had been speaking about,” DeMonaco mentioned.

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