Grosse Pointe Park builds snow wall
Weekly Detroit news roundup.
Published: February 12, 2014
Asked how long it takes to be removed, the official told us about “an hour and a half.”
Now, we’ll gladly take the Park at their word. But we can assume most areas don’t allow a pile of snow to sit untouched for an hour. In December, Oakland County’s road commission had this to say about the practice, after receiving a few complaints: “This creates a safety problem for motorists and creates additional work for the Road Commission, which, in some cases, has to re-plow the road.”
A safety problem? You don’t say. We can rest easy, though, as Grosse Pointe Park will remove the snow ... when they get around to it.
Meeting on I-375’s Future
The Michigan Department of Transportation and various Detroit agencies have scheduled the first of three public meetings on I-375’s future. Possible plans include transforming the mile-long freeway into a boulevard. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Stroh River Place South Atrium, 300 River Place Drive, Detroit.
Residents raised concerns about the possible return of petroleum coke to the Detroit River’s shoreline this week. Detroit Bulk Storage, the company that owned the land where the coal-black material was stored last year, planned to seek a height variance from the Detroit Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday that, some say, would allow Detroit Bulk to store the material again. The Hits went to press before the meeting took place, but we’ll keep you apprised on the issue.
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