I-75 http://michiganradio.org en SEMCOG meets today to discuss widening I-94 and I-75 http://michiganradio.org/post/semcog-meets-today-discuss-widening-i-94-and-i-75 <p>It's a safe bet you've experienced the congestion on I-94 or I-75.</p><p>It can get pretty bad during rush hour and it impacts thousands of people.</p><p>But is widening the highways worth the $4 billion cost estimate? Some people are saying no.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/06/widening_of_i-94_in_detroit_i-.html">Khalil AlHajal at MLive</a>, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is meeting today to go over those highway proposals among others.</p><p>The meeting is at 4:30 pm at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Greektown.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:42:46 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13162 at http://michiganradio.org SEMCOG meets today to discuss widening I-94 and I-75 EM protestors stage a 'slowdown in Motown' along I-75 on opening day http://michiganradio.org/post/em-protestors-stage-slowdown-motown-along-i-75-opening-day <p>The highways around Detroit are being used for displays of civil disobedience over the emergency manager law.</p><p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/emergency-manager-protestors-block-traffic-along-i-94">It started last month</a>, and has carried to opening day.</p><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/04/video_detroit_tigers_opening_d.html#incart_river_default">MLive's Gus Burns</a> writes that he was on his way to cover opening day for the Tigers this morning when he decided to tag along with the protestors.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:37:30 +0000 Mark Brush 12026 at http://michiganradio.org This morning's news: Snyder's numbers, Trooper saves girl, and more snow http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-news-snyders-numbers-trooper-saves-girl-and-more-snow <p><strong>Gov. Snyder releases his numbers today</strong></p><p>At 11 a.m., Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to unveil his budget to the state Legislature. It'll then be up to those representatives to wrestle with the numbers and come up with a final budget for the state. Among the things he's expected to call for:</p><ul><li>After years of cuts, he'll call for a 2 percent increase in public education funding</li><li>More funding for road construction</li><li>And an expansion of Medicaid</li></ul><p><strong>More details emerge on I-75 crash, trooper saves one girl</strong></p><p>More details came out yesterday on the <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/massive-crash-i-75-morning-after-white-out-conditions">deadly pileup on I-75</a> near Detroit the morning of Jan. 31.</p><p>A whiteout caused 12 crashes involving 43 cars on the Interstate. There were 12 injuries and 3 fatalities.</p><p>This morning, the <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130207/METRO/302070361#ixzz2KDWPNgFF">Detroit News </a>has more on Michigan State Trooper Seth Swanson's actions:</p><blockquote><p>After failing to find a pulse on the first two children, Swanson went to the other side of the car, broke out the rear window with a hammer and reached in to see if the third child, a 10-year-old girl, was still alive. She had a faint pulse.</p><p>He cleared her airway and administered rescue breaths until she finally took a deep breath and regained consciousness.</p></blockquote><p><strong>And more snow is on the way, so drive carefully</strong></p><p>Snow is expected for the entire state starting this evening. The middle of the state is expected to get the most snowfall. From the <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/news/display_cmsstory.php?wfo=dtx&amp;storyid=92372&amp;source=0">National Weather Service</a>:</p><blockquote><p><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">This system has the potential to generate heavy snowfall. 7 to 11 inches is expected north of M 46 and near Lake Huron, while 3 to 8 inches is possible for areas across the rest of Southeast Lower Michigan.</span> </font></p></blockquote><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2013/02/michigan_snowstorm_update_when.html#incart_river_default">Mark Torregrossa from MLive</a> says computer models for storms like this can predict higher snowfalls. His prediction is 4 to 9 inches for the middle of the state, and 1 to 4 inches for the rest of the state. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:07:47 +0000 Mark Brush 11127 at http://michiganradio.org This morning's news: Snyder's numbers, Trooper saves girl, and more snow Lane closures on Zilwaukee bridge http://michiganradio.org/post/lane-closures-zilwaukee-bridge <p>The Michigan Department of Transportation says it will close two lanes of traffic on the I-75 Zilwaukee Bridge tomorrow and Thursday. From MDOT:</p><blockquote><p>The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will close the two left lanes in both directions of I-75 on the Zilwaukee Bridge in Saginaw County. These double-lane closures will be in effect 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily on Wednesday, Feb. 9, and Thursday, Feb. 10.<br> The closures are necessary to accommodate survey work on I-75.<br> Two lanes (ramp and drive) will remain open on northbound lanes on Wednesday, and on southbound lanes on Thursday.<br> Crews will close the two left lanes on both days. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 20:09:04 +0000 Mark Brush 1208 at http://michiganradio.org