Rep. Camilleri: Create Jobs, Boost Economy With Downriver Infrastructure Investments

“I believe Downriver can grow its position as an economic hub in the region,” Representative Camilleri said, “but doing so means addressing our infrastructure problems and investing in the future.”

Rep. Camilleri: Create Jobs, Boost Economy With Downriver Infrastructure Investments

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Michigan State Representative Darrin Camilleri is calling for new investments in public infrastructure in the Downriver region, including the building of new underpasses, lead pipe removal, and the revitalization of waterfront areas by responsibly cleaning up toxic sites.

“By developing the Downriver waterfront,” Camilleri says, “we can attract small businesses, facilitate investment and create walkable, urban corridors that encourage commerce and attract new residents.” Camilleri points to his previous success securing funding for “urgently needed underpass projects” in Downriver, “including the $39 million overhaul of the Allen Road rail crossing in Woodhaven.”

State Rep. Camilleri, who is running for the Michigan State Senate, currently serving his third term representing the 23rd District, which includes the Downriver communities of Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Trenton, Woodhaven, and Brownstown.

“If we focus on the future” Camilleri says, “we can continue attracting state of the art private sector investments like Ford’s Ion Park.” Set to open next year, Ion Park will be a “collaborative learning laboratory focused on battery development that’s currently being built in Romulus.”