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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     MEDIA CONTACT

February 3, 2023                                                                     Diane Cross


MDOT public meetings to discuss removing Spruce Street pedestrian bridge over M-10 in Detroit


Detroit, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a virtual and in-person public meeting to discuss the proposed removal of the Spruce Street pedestrian bridge over M-10 in Detroit. 



Interested residents

Commuters Community leaders

Local businesses

MDOT staff and consultants 


Virtual meeting:

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

5 - 6 p.m.

Click here to join the meeting


Join on the web

Meeting ID: 293 444 976 048 Passcode: XotMmU


Join by phone:  


Phone Conference ID: 879 018 844#


In-person meeting:

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023

5 - 7 p.m. (Presentations at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.)

United Community Housing Coalition

2727 Second Ave., Suite 245

Detroit, MI 48201



Attendees who require mobility, visual, hearing, written or other assistance for effective participation should contact Orlando Curry at 517-241-7462 or CurryO@Michigan.gov, preferably at least five business days prior to the scheduled meeting. Forms are located on the Title VI webpage: https://www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/Programs/Title-VI. Requests made after this timeframe will be evaluated and honored to the extent possible.


Project background:

The Spruce Street pedestrian bridge is a four-span steel pedestrian bridge built in 1953. Now 70 years old, the bridge is nearing the end of its service life and is currently closed. Due to deteriorated pavement conditions and its age, MDOT is proposing to remove the bridge. The nearest alternate crossing is approximately 600 feet to the north at Temple Street.



MDOT is looking for input on the proposed bridge removal. Please participate by taking the survey here: Spruce Street Pedestrian Bridge Survey. Survey responses are anonymous.


Public input:

MDOT is currently seeking public input on the proposed bridge removal. Please provide your input by March 3, 2023. In addition to the virtual and public meetings, comments may also be submitted through the online comment form and to:

Monica Monsma, MonsmaM@Michigan.gov

MDOT Environmental Services Section

425 West Ottawa St. 

P.O. Box 30050 

Lansing, MI 48909 





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