Mound Road is far from just being a road. It has a long and storied history in manufacturing, particularly in the defense and aerospace industries. Today it is home numerous international businesses, which employ tens of thousands people. It is still a major part of a commute for many communities, including the third and fourth largest cities in the state. As the need for the Mound Road corridor continues to grow, the conditions continue to decline. It already presents safety and congestion issues, and soon it will start showing its economic impact.
The redesign and rebuild of Mound Road is not just a city or county concern. It is a statewide concern, as the indirect impact of Mound Road affects many people and businesses outside the immediate region. Furthermore, it’s a national concern as it matches many of the key issues on the Trump Administration’s agenda including infrastructure, homeland security, and U.S. jobs.
That said, a delegation from the Innovate Mound project spent May 2, 2017, in Washington D.C. educating influencers and decision makers on the project need and vision. The delegation included elected officials, stakeholders, executive committee members, and technical consultants. The feedback was positive and supportive of the project and the delegation received information that will help keep the project moving forward.
The Innovate Mound delegation meeting with Department of Transportation.
Rep. Sander Levin and the Innovate Mound delegation.
The Innovate Mound delegation meeting with the White House Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.
Congressman Paul Mitchell and the Innovate Mound delegation.
Sen Peters and members of the Innovate Mound delegation.
Senator Stabenow and members of the Innovate Mound delegation.