The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments Commission voted 24-7 to approve a $2.3 billion project adding a traffic lane to Interstates 94 from Conner west to I-96, and I-75, from Eight Mile north to M-59. The overhauls include interchange improvements and overpass replacement.
The earliest work would begin is 2016 on I-75 and 2018 on I-94. The projects won't conclude until 2030 or later.
Opponents of the widening worry about greater highway access leading to even greater urban sprawl, the main cause of Detroit's economic demise.