Proposal 6 would change the state constitution to require approval by a majority of Michigan voters on any new international commuter bridges or tunnels before the state can spend money on the projects.
The Michigan Supreme Court has scheduled hearings Thursday on whether it should order four voter-initiated proposals onto the Nov. 6 ballot.
Plans by the operator of the ferry to Harsens Island in Lake St. Clair to possibly end service have sparked renewed interest in building a bridge to the island by way of the Detroit International Bridge Company.
Governor Rick Snyder said he expects to get a presidential permit to build a second bridge from Detroit to Windsor by the end of the year.
Officials say progress is being made on bridges at the corner of Avon and Livernois roads in Rochester Hills, where backups have been long and tempers short over road closures and lane restrictions.
Gov. Rick Snyder is pledging a “commitment to community benefits” as part of his planned international bridge project, at Thursday morning’s speech before the Southwest Detroit Business Association.
According to an Ambassador Bridge spokesman, Gov. Rick Snyder’s International Bridge Crossing between Detroit and Windsor may not be a done deal.
Officials from the Canada and U.S. governments have announced plans to build a new Canadian-financed bridge linking Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
The following was provided Gov. Rick Snyder, summarizing an agreement with Canada that lays the groundwork for the New International Trade Crossing:
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