Michigan Radio » The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority has announced the private contractor that will build the new Gordie Howe International Bridge. That contractor is Bridging North America; made up of an international consortium of companies including ACS Infrastructure Canada and Fluor Corporation.
Construct Connect » Progress continues on preliminary works for the multi-billion-dollar Gordie Howe International Bridge project with $350 million already spent on both sides of the Detroit/Windsor border. Formal construction will likely begin in September once the owner and the proponent hammer out an agreement on financial close.
NPR » The federal government would spend tens of billions of dollars repairing the nation’s water infrastructure over the next decade if a bill introduced in Congress today becomes law. The Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity and Reliability (WATER) Act would infuse State Revolving Funds with $35 billion a year.
The Guardian » Most attention directed at Flint goes into cleaning up the city’s water supply, an undeniably vital goal. But it also feels like a bizarre one in a city where many people are unlikely to ever drink another drop of tap water as long as they live. The city switched its water supply back to Detroit’s water, away from the Flint river. But for the roughly 100,000 people who live here, the damage is done.
Mother Jones » Earlier this month, Republican Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the bottled water program would be ending once the distribution centers ran out. “We have worked diligently to restore the water quality,” he said, “and the scientific data now proves the water system is stable and the need for bottled water has ended.” But for residents, that reassurance meant nothing.