Dequindre Cut extension UPDATE- Detroit
I hadn't seen any news about this since last summer. Thought that others might like to know that there has been some progress.
This construction will extend the Cut approximately 1/2 mile north to Mack Avenue and will include a connection to Eastern Market.
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These photos were taken 9-29-2013 by Cosine.
I haven't noticed much activity over the last several weeks. Probably due to the weather.
The projections for completion are 2015.
I 'd like to see them step it up a bit and finish by Labor Day this year.
Will try to take some new photos and post them next week.
Some new photos taken 3-19-2014
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Only noticeable progress from last month is the Division street bridge has been completely removed and pilings have been driven for the new bridge.
Took photos from the Wilkins bridge looking north and south.
I'll next update when I see significant changes.
Dequindre Cut Expansion New Photos 3-12-2015
Pedaled downtown today.
There hadn't been any updates from news sources on the Dequindre Cut Expansion in quite awhile.
Last report was that the official opening was delayed from Nov 2014 to late spring 2015.
The reason given for the delay was a fiber optic cable run that was not documented on Wilkins.
That interfered with the Wilkins bridge replacement.
As of today both the Adelaide and Division Bridges are open. The Alfred bridge has been eliminated . The arches are constructed for the Wilkins bridge but the overpasses roadway has not been installed. It appears that the bases for the lighting and security poles are in place from Gratiot to Division street.
Looks as though there is still much to be done.
I'd be very surprised if it opens before July 4th. Reckon it'll depend on the weather.
Photos top l to r
Mack looking south,Division looking south,Adelaide looking south.
Division looking north,Adelaide looking north,west of Wilkins bridge looking east.
East Jefferson Improvements
Not worthy of it's own thread, but the first 5 blocks of Jefferson coming from GPP now is getting bike lanes and a landscaped median. Be great if it makes it to Belle Isle and downtown one day.'
Jefferson Avenue to get makeover at Detroit's border
Noticeable Progress! 7-31-2015
Rolled passed yesterday evening before Critical Mass.
Good news! The blacktop is laid To Mack Ave. Most of the light and security poles have been installed. Some of the concrete decking for the Wilkins bridge is poured.
The only noticeably major work that needs to be done is the ramp connection between the Cut and Eastern Market at Wilkins, some landscaping, and the Wilkins bridge deck.
If equal progress is accomplished this month as last , we may get to use the new extension by Labor Day. (5 weeks from now), Yay!!!
Impact greater in the suburbs
In all honesty, something like the Dequindre Cut would have a greater impact in the suburbs.
In the Eastern suburbs they could easily create two that would have an enormous impact.
One being a Red Run Drain pathway from Dequindre to Freedom Hill(8miles).
The other ITC corridor path (from 10 mile to 2X mile where it could nearly connect with the Macomb Orchard Trail).