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Friday, June 22, 2012

Detroit to get $10M federal grant to link city landmarks From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120621/METRO/From The Detroit News


Washington — The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday will unveil the latest round of grants for projects around the country, including $10 million for a Detroit project.
The grant will improve transportation connections between major Detroit landmarks.
The grant will help support the city's Link Detroit project, aimed at improving connections between major attractions such as the Detroit RiverWalk, Eastern Market and the downtown and Midtown business districts.
LINK Detroit includes capital improvements at Eastern Market; plans to link the Dequindre Cut, Hamtramck and Midtown Loop greenways; and reconstruction of the Adelaide, Division and Wilkins Street bridges over the former Grand Trunk Railroad line, all of which are badly in need of repair.
"It will help generate construction jobs immediately, and more jobs in the future as it spurs development in and around Detroit," Sen. Carl Levin, D-Detroit, said earlier this week.
U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke, D-Detroit, said in a letter last October to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that the project "will create economic reinvestment opportunities, support southeast Michigan's economy, and provide accessible and cost-effective transportation options."
Clarke said the project will help Metro Detroit residents get to Eastern Market to ensure "cost-effective access to nutritious and affordable food."
Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing, praised the grant.
"This announcement is great news for Southeast Michigan and will be a major economic boost for the region," she said. "Eastern Market is already a hub for economic activity, supporting Michigan farmers and local businesses while increasing access to Michigan-grown food options for families. This award will increase visitor access to Eastern Market, and other destinations, improving the economic vitality in the region and spurring job growth."


From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120621/METRO/206210481#ixzz1yWefztTZ

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