ACT TO PREVENT ROW RUBBISH

A RESEARCH PROJECT IS BEING CONDUCTED BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF STATE HIGHWAYS IN DETROIT FOR THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS TO ANALYZE COSTS AND DETERMINE IF ADVANCE FENCING OF CONSTRUCTION AREAS IS MORE ECONOMICAL THAN PAYING ADDED CHARGES FOR CLEARING OF RIGHT-OF-WAY WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. THE TEST SITE IS A PORTION OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUIRED FOR THE PLANNED JEFFRIES FREEWAY (I-96) IN DETROIT. THE 54-ACRE TRACT CONTAINS 20 SQUARE BLOCKS, FROM WHICH NEARLY ALL BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN REMOVED. AN ACCUMULATION OF TRASH OF EVERY DESCRIPTION IS EVIDENT, INCLUDING ABANDONED CAR BODIES AND GARBAGE. THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT REQUIRES REMOVAL OF RUBBLE RESULTING FROM THE DEMOLITION OF BUILDINGS, AND FILLING OF BASEMENT EXCAVATIONS TO GROUND LEVEL. THE DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO CLEAN UP AND FENCE EACH SQUARE BLOCK, BUT TO LEAVE NORTH-SOUTH STREETS OPEN UNTIL FREEWAY CONSTRUCTION BEGINS. THE BIDDER PROPOSES TO REMOVE THE DEBRIS AND INSTALL NEARLY SIX MILES OF 4-FT. WOVEN WIRE FENCING ON STEEL POSTS TO PREVENT FURTHER DUMPING. IF THE PROJECT IS SUCCESSFUL, THE PRACTICE OF FENCING RIGHT-OF-WAY MAY BE EXTENDED TO OTHER LARGE, URBAN INTERSTATE PROJECT SUBJECTED TO THE SAME ABUSE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 66, No 52, P 4
  • Publication Date: 1969-12-25

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  • Accession Number: 00215333
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1970 12:00AM