For historical purposes, below are links to the previous new year prediction threads:
And here we go:
- With the bankruptcy still fresh in the minds of millions, more international and national events start avoiding Detroit due to this.
- MDOT announces a $48 billion project to build a freeway that starts at the new international bridge and merges with I-96 at Grand River Avenue. It will contain a total of 12 lanes and have a speed limit of 85 MPH.
- MDOT also reveals that the widenings of I-94 between I-96 and Conner and I-75 between 8 Mile Road and M-59 will each contain a total of 12 lanes and also have 85 MPH speed limits.
- Tolls are added to the Belle Isle Bridge, now that Belle Isle is a state park.
- The Heidelberg Project becomes history as the last remaining buildings are burned down by arson, even with increased security.
- Unexpectedly, Macy's shutters their Northland and Eastland stores, citing very low traffic.
- By the end of the year, SMART has slowly started to replace their entire fixed-route fleet.
- The Detroit-Ann Arbor commuter rail project suddenly stops for good and the existing railcars are sold to other commuter agencies across North America.
- Pistons continue their slow rebuilding, even after a gunman storms into Tom Gores' house and assassinates him.
- 25% of the city of Detroit gets working street lights.