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Governor Whitmer on Signing of Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan to Build Roads, Bridges, Pipes, Electric Vehicle Chargers, and High-Speed Internet Infrastructure


November 15, 2021?


Governor Whitmer on Signing of Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan to Build Roads, Bridges, Pipes, Electric Vehicle Chargers, and High-Speed Internet Infrastructure 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will create thousands of good-paying jobs, invest in every community, and drive down costs for families 

LANSING, Mich.?- Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after?passage of?the?historic?bipartisan?infrastructure plan, which?will create millions of good-paying jobs, build up our roads and bridges,?ensure?small businesses?can safely transport goods,?expand the state's electric vehicle charging infrastructure, replace aging water infrastructure,?including replacing lead service lines,?and?expand?high-speed?internet?access?across the nation.?

"The?signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will lead to the biggest infrastructure investment in American history, create millions of good-paying, blue collar jobs, while?helping us fix even more roads and bridges, expand high-speed internet, replace lead service lines, and build electric vehicle chargers across Michigan," said?Governor Gretchen Whitmer. "I cannot wait to put the billions of dollars that we will get under this plan to work in Michigan as we stay laser-focused on putting Michiganders first, growing our economy, creating jobs, and driving down costs. The investments that we will be able to make with this plan?will help keep drivers safe on the road, and ensure our roads get fixed using the right mix and materials so they stay fixed. It will make a huge difference in people's lives and invest in every community across Michigan. I look forward to working with anyone as we start moving dirt and building on the work that we have already done on Michigan roads, bridges, pipes, high-speed internet, and electric vehicle chargers."? 

IIJA Background? 

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan, formally known as the?Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA),?will send billions of dollars to Michigan to help Governor Whitmer continue fixing the damn roads, bridges, and water infrastructure,?replace?lead service lines, expand the state's electric vehicle charging network, deliver high-speed internet to more families and businesses, and so much more.?