Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Monday, January 22, 2007

Look what started today!

Today they began the project that has been planned by the State of Michigan and the Federal Highway folks for the past 3 years. Woodward Ave Bridge over I-75 is going to be rebuilt so the it is 5 inches higher over the freeway (to meet federal standards).

We knew this project was coming because our own parishioner, Tom Mullin, works for MDOT and has stayed on top of the planning for us. Last week he brought me a copy of the work plans. They will close 1/2 of Woodward and tear it down and rebuild it...and then do the other side.

We will have full access to the parking lot via Montcalm Ave (it looks like you won't be able to turn left onto the serivce drive, or cross Woodward, on the service drive. But there should be no problem to enter the parking lot on the other side.

Plans are to have it all done before Baseball Season begins.