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.