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I-94/I-69 groundbreaking ceremony in St. Clair County now on YouTube
Janet Foran, MDOT Office of Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 25, 2011 -- A ceremony to celebrate the groundbreaking for a $90 million construction project to improve safety and mobility on I-94/I-69 and replace the Black River Bridge took place in Port Huron on Friday, March 25. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has posted a video news release of Friday's ceremony to the MDOT YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/MichiganDOT
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The March 25 ceremony in Port Huron involved Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, local legislators and State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. Many local officials and the public also were on hand for the project that is considered the first phase of the long-awaited Blue Water Bridge plaza expansion project.
The two-year project will widen 2.2 miles of eastbound and westbound I-94/I-69 between Lapeer Road and Pine Grove Avenue, and replace the aging bridge over the Black River. The Black River Bridge project received a $30 million federal TIGER grant. These major improvements near the international border crossing at the Blue Water Bridge will ensure that Port Huron remains a viable trade crossing while also making the roads safer for people who live and vacation in the Blue Water area.
For up-to-date information on this project, go to the list of statewide lane closures at: www.michigan.gov/drive
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