Detroit Evening Report, March 17, 2022: Proposed drainage tunnel would stream stormwater runoff from I-94


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The Drainage Committee, which comprises five state and local authorities governing water, transportation and the environment, has a proposed plan underway to create a wastewater collection system to manage excess water due to heavy flooding in Detroit. Detroit Documenters reports the proposed drainage tunnel would stream stormwater runoff from I-94 to a state sewer along I-96. Construction is expected to begin October 2024 and completed in 2033. Check out for more information.



Other headlines for March 17, 2022:

  • City of Detroit is investing $45 million in a dozen recreation centers
  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer submits voter signatures to run for reelection
  • New Indian restaurant opens in Midtown, hopes to add flavor and food to Detroit’s culinary scene

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.