After years of study and debate, the Michigan Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans to rip out Detroit's I-375 expressway and restore a surface street there.
It won't happen overnight. The soonest MDOT might move ahead is about 2022, provided details are settled and funding arranged.
But the commitment to remove I-375 and restore a surface street puts Detroit firmly in the ranks of cities trying to undo the damage done a half-century ago by ramming high-speed freeways through urban neighborhoods.
In its place, MDOT would create a surface street with landscaped medians, bicycle lanes and other amenities.