Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority to meet Oct. 13 in St. Ignace

Contact: James Lake, MDOT Office of Communications, 906-250-0993
Agency: Transportation

WHAT:
The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA), tasked with overseeing building and operating a utility tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac, will meet to discuss past and ongoing exploratory and planning work for the tunnel. A copy of the full agenda is available at the MSCA website.

The meeting will be available to watch live on YouTube and Livestream.

WHO:
MSCA members
Enbridge representatives
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) support staff
Interested members of the public                   

WHEN:
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WHERE:
Little Bear East Arena
275 Marquette St.
St. Ignace, MI 49781

Accommodations can be made for persons who require mobility, visual, hearing, written, or other assistance for participation. Large print materials, auxiliary aids or the services of interpreters, signers, or readers are available upon request. Please contact Orlando Curry at 517-335-4381 or complete Form 2658 for American Sign Language (ASL) located on the Title VI webpage: www.Michigan.gov/MDOT/0,4616,7-151-9621_31783---,00.html. Requests should be made at least five days prior to the meeting date. Reasonable efforts will be made to provide the requested accommodation or an effective alternative, but accommodations may not be guaranteed.

Written public comment to the MSCA may be submitted via the MSCA Public Comment Form. Anyone attending the public meeting in person will be required to wear a mask per State of Michigan guidelines. Little Bear Arena may be subject to limitations on gatherings. Each person who chooses to provide public comment at the meeting venue will have up to three minutes to address the MSCA.

BACKGROUND:
The tunnel will house a replacement segment for the Enbridge Line 5 light oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines that currently sit on the bottom of the Straits and will accommodate other utilities to improve infrastructure connections between the peninsulas. MSCA will own the tunnel after it's built and provide independent oversight throughout its life.