Michigan governor signs bill to stop rerouting I-94 to Lake Michigan

Written by Sofia Moreno, CNN Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has directed his administration to stop state plans to reroute the I-94 corridor between Chicago and Detroit on the Great Lakes. Governor Snyder’s recent veto…

Michigan governor signs bill to stop rerouting I-94 to Lake Michigan

Written by Sofia Moreno, CNN

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has directed his administration to stop state plans to reroute the I-94 corridor between Chicago and Detroit on the Great Lakes.

Governor Snyder’s recent veto says that instead, it should be part of a new Michigan Plan, which must be completed in order to facilitate trade with the States of Illinois and Indiana.

Michigan’s governor has proposed building a new highway: Highway 413, replacing I-94. Credit: CARLA FREEDMAN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images

By drawing on the Great Lakes, the Michigan plan aims to build a truck route along the Chippewa River of Indiana, connecting with Lake Michigan and Indiana Bay. This brings the route nearly to the state border.

Since then, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder — who as a Michigan resident, was part of creating the I-94 corridor in the 1980s — has argued that the Great Lakes must be protected as a natural resource.

And he’s had reason to worry. In August, after doing little, Snyder was found not guilty of bribery.

Read the full story in CNN Travel’s GO Michigan series.

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