For years, the Eureka Road entrance into Wyandotte has been a spectacle to behold. But, who's responsible for maintaining the beauty?
Current and former Wyandotte Roosevelt High School students, Tierney Runions, Rachel Carley, Katey Crosby and Michelle Arsenault, and many others—that's who.
Carley began working on the viaduct team two years ago when she was a student at Roosevelt. She finds the work rewarding and plans to continue to help, while she attends Wayne State University in the fall.
Some workers said, while the work is rewarding, it can be somewhat strenuous and difficult at times. Many agreed pulling weeds is one of the worst and most frequent jobs for viaduct workers.
Some workers have found anything from dead animals to snakes poised and ready to strike lurking beneath the thick foliage they've appropriately named, "The Jungle."
"You never know what your going to find," Arsenault said. "You could find a dead body."
The much of the viaduct project is funded by the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), according to DDA Director Natalie Rankine. The DDA using grant funds to purchase flowers for the project and pay workers a small stipend for their efforts.
Jackie "Jack Jack" Jagiello, special education aid and head softball coach, started managing the project about six years ago.
"It's a great working relationship between the city, the schools and the students," Jagiello.