Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan
Michigan’s infrastructure is modern and reliable.
Working together, local and state governments and the private sector can make smarter investments in roads and bridges, water and sewer, and communications technology. We can provide stronger, safer and more cost-effective infrastructure for a better path toward our future.
Improved infrastructure systems mean healthier communities, better-paying jobs, and a stronger foundation for our kids in every region of the state. That’s why Gov. Snyder created the 21st Century Infrastructure Commission. The Commission worked diligently to provide a long-term infrastructure strategy that addresses Michigan’s needs for the next 30-50 years in the areas of transportation, water, sewer, stormwater, wastewater treatment and drainage, energy, and communications.
As part of the Commission’s recommendations, Gov. Snyder announced a regional infrastructure pilot program to provide recommendations for implementing a comprehensive, statewide asset management system. This system will help safeguard the investments made on behalf of Michigan residents and reduce costs for communities and users.
Building on the asset management concept, the proposed Michigan Infrastructure Council would provide local and state governments and the private sector an opportunity to collaborate and make smarter investments in roads and bridges, water and sewer, and communications technology.
We can provide stronger, safer and more cost-effective infrastructure for a better path toward our future. The Gordie Howe International Bridge will improve access to global markets and enhance the essential trade relationships between Canada, Michigan and the United States. Progress on this critical infrastructure is accelerating and that momentum will continue.
Connectivity, specifically in regard to broadband, is critically important as Michigan adapts to the ever-changing technology of the 21st Century. Michigan is on track to become a Top 5 state for broadband access and adoption through public/private coordination.
The Soo Locks are a critical link between Michigan and some of our nation’s biggest industries, and making sure they are safe and reliable is critical to maintaining these networks. Gov. Snyder has urged the federal government to invest in reconstruction of portions of the Soo Locks to improve this aging infrastructure and prevent a potential global economic disaster.