Statement from MDOT regarding Michigan Supreme Court denial of Detroit International Bridge Company request for appeal

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) issued a statement today regarding the Michigan Supreme Court’s denial of a request by the Detroit International Bridge Company (DIBC) to appeal the April 12, 2012, order of the Court of Appeals in the Gateway lawsuit. The court also denied a motion for peremptory reversal and/or stay of enforcement.

“We are pleased that the Michigan Supreme Court has again sided with the State of Michigan in its efforts to honor the taxpayers’ investment in a safe and more efficient border crossing for commerce and travelers between the U.S. and Canada. This ruling allows MDOT to continue to honor the March 8, 2012, court order and complete the Gateway Project at a rapid and unprecedented pace. We plan to open the truck route by mid-May and have the entire project complete in September,” said Jeff Cranson, director of the MDOT Office of Communications.