Grosse Ile, Mich, Sept. 5, 2023 – State Senator Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) and State Representative Jaime Churches (D-Wyandotte) announced they were successful in securing $20 million in the State Budget for repairs and fortification of the Grosse Ile Bridge.
The significant appropriation was formally announced at a community meeting tonight at Grosse Ile Commons where they were joined by Grosse Ile Supervisor Jim Budny and members of the Grosse Ile Board of Trustees, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, and representatives from Wayne County, as well as over 100 community members.
“The Grosse Ile Free Bridge is the lifeline to the island,” said Camilleri. “We have spent a lot of time advocating for this project, and I’m proud we were able to secure this $20 million to make sure the bridge can keep serving our Downriver community for years to come.”
“Growing up on Grosse Ile, I understand the massive inconvenience, financial burden and safety concerns that come with living on the island,” added Churches. “That is why I tirelessly advocated for this funding in Lansing — so we could work with our local, county and state partners to begin this vital project — and I will continue to advocate for future investments for Downriver.”