New Whitmer Infrastructure Law Fixes Roads, Improves Drinking Water, Creates Jobs The Governor will sign the Building Michigan Together Plan, which will, among other things, create thousands of new jobs, fix the state’s roads and bridges, ensure better access to clean water, and connect more small businesses to high-speed internet.


By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Earlier this week Governor Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the upcoming enactment of the Building Michigan Together Plan.

“I am so proud that the Michigan Legislature and I were able to come together to get this done. This bill will make a real difference in our communities, support tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, and set up Michigan’s economy for decades of success” she said.

The bill found support from both Republican and Democratic state lawmakers, and provides critical investment in the state’s infrastructure while also creating thousands of new jobs for Michiganders.

The legislation will finance improvements to Michigan’s drinking water distribution systems, including every single service line in Benton Harbor. Additionally, it will fund road and bridge building projects, airport upgrades, flood resiliency systems, and expanded business access to high-speed internet.

State Budget Director Christopher Harkins hailed the bill as an important investment in, “the lives of Michiganders today and well into the future.”