Approval Of Plan To Widen Freeways May Put School In Jeopardy

DETROIT (WWJ) – The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments approved a plan this week to widen I-94 and I-75 despite fierce opposition.

Kathryn Denning is a teacher at University Prep Academy near Third and Holden. She fears the freeway expansion will result in the demolition of her school.

“We are going to lose the school, where we serve many, many children and we’ve built it up from the foundation for eight years,” said Denning. “If you expand (I) 94 and (I) 75 those kids that take those roads might get to the school quicker but there won’t be a school to go to.”

Others said tearing down overpasses will divide neighborhoods that sit near the construction zone.

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