Gov. Whitmer Creates Michigan Infrastructure Office

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday the creation of the Michigan Infrastructure Office.

The office will ensure that resources sent to the sent from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act are used to repair roads and bridges, replace lead pipes, expand high-speed internet, and build up electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

“Since day one, I have been focused on fixing the damn roads and I am proud of the progress we have made to fix 13,198 lane miles of road and 903 bridges over the last three years,” said Governor Whitmer in a release. “With passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, Michigan will receive billions of dollars to build on our efforts at the state-level. I am proud to establish the Michigan Infrastructure Office to effectively invest these incoming resources in communities across every region of our state. By establishing this office, we can move full steam ahead toward continuing to improve commutes, keep families safe on the road, and create tens of thousands of good-paying jobs.”

The Michigan Infrastructure Office will be responsible for organizing and executing Governor Whitmer’s vision for infrastructure, coordinating across state government, marshalling resources, and partnering with local official, federal partners, outside stakeholders to invest in Michigan’s infrastructure.

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a once in a lifetime investment in workers across our country, and the funds coming into Michigan are much needed,” stated Ron Bieber, President of the Michigan AFL-CIO. “Michigan’s labor movement applauds Governor Whitmer for being proactive in establishing a new Michigan Infrastructure Office. The resources and funds distributed by new office will keep Michiganders at work with good-paying UNION jobs modernizing our infrastructure and much more.”

To learn more about the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, visit here.