Whitmer Signs Law Fixing Roads, Clean Water That Supports 126,000 jobs, $4.7 Billion In Wages Whitmer: “The bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan includes some of the largest investments in our infrastructure in Michigan history.”
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law the Building Michigan Together Plan aimed at improving Michigan’s infrastructure and growing the state’s economy. The plan includes huge new investments in Michigan’s roads, bridges, and outdoor recreation industry, which experts say supports 126,000 jobs and $4.7 billion in wages across the state.
Whitmer said: “The bipartisan Building Michigan Together Plan includes some of the largest investments in our infrastructure in Michigan history. With this plan, we’re building on our work to improve our roads, water, and high-speed internet. I’m particularly proud of the fact that this plan makes the single largest investment in Michigan history in our state and local parks, empowering hundreds of local economies.”
Park projects that that will benefit from the spending include the Grand River Greenway, which is aimed at rejuvenating downtown Grand Rapids, improving access to the Grand River, and developing 28 miles of interconnected community trails; the Joe Louis Greenway, a 30-mile biking and walking trail system intended to help green and revitalize Detroit; and a number of rural outdoor recreation initiatives in the Upper Peninsula, such as a new ski jump at Copper Peak.
“The plan’s investment in parks will benefit thousands of local parks and drive progress on ambitious and creative projects,” Whitmer added. “Together, we can take advantage of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in the outdoor places at the heart of many Michigan cities and towns.”