Deputy Chief Dingell / DPS Director Saab,
I'm writing today to again ask for sweeping (and repaving) along Hines Drive. I was hoping my previous requests would have resulted in a regular schedule for doing so for sweeping. At one particular location; the underpass at Warren Ave., the pavement has gotten so chopped up that cyclists are forced to get out into the vehicular traffic lanes to avoid the gravel and deep holes and ruts in the roadway. This is also true under Telegraph but, the amount of gravel isn't nearly as bad there. More generally speaking, all of the bridges along Hines drive need to be repaved, they are pretty much just a mosaic of bad cold patching. Commissioner Laura Cox can attest to how long I've been asking for these improvements.
As I've previously pointed out, Henry Ford and Eddie Hines put in Hines Drive as a linear parkway, not a direct route to Ford Motor Co. As many of the parks have fallen into disrepair, but many of them have been rebuilt with new play-scapes, exercise stations, etc. In addition to these facilities, the shoulder along Hines is a very important one: There is a very large contingent of people (in the thousands) who use the shoulders of Hines drive to ride their bicycles. It's one of the very few places in the Detroit metro area that's safe to do so.
I know money is tight but, can't some be found to fix the current conditions to make Hines Drive the world class facility it could be?
I look forward to working with you in the future in this regard.
Friends of the I-275 Metro Trail
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