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Ecorse Leaders Continue Effort to Revamp City's Image

If you've traveled down Southfield Road or Outer Drive just east of Jefferson Avenue these past few months, no doubt you encountered the nemesis of Michigan drivers: orange construction barrels. While they are a frustrating delay as you attempt to reach your destination, orange barrels are indicators of government funds at work.

Ecorse Mayor Lamar Tidwell explains the city worked with Wayne County and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to accomplish the work badly needed along the two roads. The city pitched in $600,000 for the project. "It's the curb appeal. People like riding o...


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