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Statement from the Michigan Department of Transportation regarding Wayne County Circuit Court
Judge Prentis Edwards' ruling this morning
Contact: Jeff Cranson, Director of Communications, 517-335-3084Agency: Transportation
January 12, 2012 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation is eager to complete the ramps connecting Detroit-area freeways with the Ambassador Bridge as agreed to in a contract with the Detroit International Bridge Company (DIBC). The objective remains connecting I-75 and I-96 to the bridge in a manner that allows truckers and other motorists to bypass local surface streets. We are pleased that Judge Edwards has ruled again that DIBC needs to comply with the terms of the 2004 contract that included a $230 million investment in taxpayer funds to aid the flow of travelers and commerce between Michigan and Canada.
"The Michigan Department of Transportation does not want to see anyone incarcerated. Our goal is to complete the project in a way that honors the contract and offers safety and efficiency to the motoring public and taxpayers of Michigan," said Greg Johnson, MDOT chief operations officer.
MDOT reminds drivers: Snowplows need room to groom.