(CBS DETROIT) – Governor Gretchen Whitmer is visiting several construction sites at Michigan’s roads and bridges.
The governor says she is urging the legislature to pass a $30 million budget request to fix the state’s infrastructure.READ MORE: Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist, SOS Benson React To Derek Chauvin Guilty Verdict
“We’ve got a once in a lifetime opportunity with the American rescue plan dollars coming to Michigan, thanks to President Biden, we’ve got about $10 billion. This is money that we can use to make once in a lifetime type of investments,” she said.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 5,259 New COVID-19 Cases, 85 Deaths Tuesday
This is in addition to federal funding from the coronavirus relief plan.
Already underway is the $350 million Rebuilding Michigan Plan which is reconstructing the state’s highways.MORE NEWS: Police Seek Driver Who Hit, Killed Black Bear
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