Rep. Miller Statement on the Completion of the Bridge over the Clinton River on 23 Mile Road in Macomb Township

Aug 26, 2013

Harrison Township, MI – Congresswoman Candice Miller today joined Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham and local officials to celebrate the completion of the bridge over the Clinton River on 23 Mile Road in Macomb Township.  Following the event she issued the following statement:

“The completion of this project re-opens an important artery across Macomb County.  More than 23,000 vehicles cross this bridge each day as people travel to their jobs, homes and schools so it was vital to reduce congestion on other roads to reopen this road.  This project is a great example of cooperation between federal, state and local officials.  80% of the funding came from federal sources, 15% from the state and 5% from local units of government, and the project came in on budget due to the great work of the contractor, local officials and our county road commission.

“Over the last few decades we have seen explosive growth in Northern Macomb County as more and more people and businesses make Macomb County their home.  As a result 23 Mile Road has grown from a two lane highway across the county to five lanes for nearly the entire length.  This section of 23 Mile is one of the last to be expanded, but this bridge reconstruction took into account that further growth is coming and this bridge can accommodate five lanes of traffic when the inevitable expansion occurs.  That is the appropriate common sense vision and leadership we have come to expect here in Macomb County. 

“I congratulate everyone involved in bringing this project to a conclusion and on budget.  As a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee I am always pleased when the tax dollars we send to Washington are returned to complete projects so important to our growing community.”