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Detroit Daily Round-Up 2/11: Protests continue to disrupt Ambassador Bridge traffic, Detroit to curb speeding and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Friday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. The best day of the week is finally here — I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Today is Friday, February 11, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Ambassador Bridge protests continue

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As of Thursday evening, truck protests continued to halt traffic at the Ambassador Bridge, one of North America's biggest commercial gateways.

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens said he hoped for a peaceful resolution to the situation, but was prepared to use police reinforcements to remove the protesters soon if they did not disperse on their own.

According to the Anderson Economic Group in Lansing, the bridge protest has cost the Michigan auto industry an estimated $51 million as of this week.

Detroit plans to curb neighborhood speeding, install 3,000 speed humps this year

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In an effort to curb speeding, the City of Detroit plans to install up to 3,000 new speed humps across city neighborhoods in 2022.

Detroiters have until the end of February to apply to have speed humps installed in their neighborhood on the DPW website.

Motown Museum gifted $1M by Bank of America

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On Thursday, the Motown Museum announced that it was awarded a $1 million grant by the Bank of America in an effort to help the museum's innovative programming and expansion initiative.

Motown Museum Chairwoman and CEO Robin Terry spoke about the impact the grant will have on the museum moving forward.

“We are incredibly grateful to Bank of America and can’t thank them enough for their partnership, which is impactful as we prepare for our expansion and tell the stories of the incredible Motown legacy on a larger scale,” Terry said.

IRS Detroit office offering face-to-face help on Saturday

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On Saturday, the IRS Detroit Taxpayer Assistance Center will be open from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. to offer in-person assistance for taxpayers dealing with a multitude of issues.

Visitors can receive assistance on a variety of issues including refunds, transcripts, ID theft, the advance child tax credit, and other concerns. Payments can only be made via check or money order, not cash. No appointment is required.

Prior to visiting, the IRS recommends that individuals bring:

  • Current government-issued photo identification
  • Social Security cards and/or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers for all members of their household
  • Any IRS letters or notices received and requested documents
  • A current mailing address
  • An email address
  • Bank account information, to receive payments or refunds by direct deposit

The IRS Detroit Taxpayer Assistance Center is located at 500 Woodward Ave. in the Ally Detroit Center.

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