Del Ray residents facing forced relocation over bridge plans


The Gordie Howe International Bridge connecting Detroit to Canada will push the state to buy almost 700 parcels of land.

Residents in Del Ray Neighborhood, where the bridge will be built, are not happy.

MDOT, the Michigan Department of Transportation, says they are paying fair market price. However, many residents fear they won't be able to find places to live elsewhere for the same price. 

Almost 150 of the properties are occupied. 

Canada promises to reimburse MDOT for the properties. The country up north plans on making the money back through bridge tolls. 

For many not willing to settle for MDOT's negotiating price, they can take the battle to court.

Del Ray residents can expect to see offers from MDOT showing up in the mail in the next 30 days.

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