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Historic Palmer Woods limiting traffic access to heighten security

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -

Palmer Woods is one of the most prestigious neighborhood in the city of Detroit, known for its stately mansions and beautiful homes. But now the price isn't the only reason Palmer Woods is tough to get into.

The community spent 450 thousand dollars turning a number of streets into dead ends, blocking vehicle access. Now there's only one way in from Woodward Avenue, and four points of access from Seven Mile Road.

Chris Jackson, with the Palmer Woods neighborhood association, says the reason behind it is pretty simple: "There were vehicles using Palmer Woods as a shortcut to get from Woodward to Seven Mile." He adds the typically speeding vehicles were causing concern for young children playing throughout the neighborhood.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to learn more about the route in Fox 2's Alexis Wiley's report


Residents say Palmer Woods will not become a gated community. All old entrances are still open to pedestrians and bicyclists.

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