Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority to host virtual meeting

The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority (MSCA) will host a virtual meeting on February 3, 2021 from 1-4pm. The meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform in accordance with Public Act 228 of 2020, which gives temporary authorization for remote participation in public meetings and hearings. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss past and ongoing exploratory and planning work for the tunnel. The Authority’s full agenda is available here.

Attendees will include MSCA members, Enbridge representatives, MDOT support staff and interested members of the public. Comments can also be submitted online. Comments received before 11 a.m. Wednesday will be provided to the board prior to the meeting.

The Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority is tasked with overseeing construction and operation of a utility tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac. The tunnel will house a replacement segment for the Enbridge Line 5 light oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) pipelines that currently sit on the bottom of the Straits and will accommodate other utilities to improve infrastructure connections between the peninsulas. MSCA will own the tunnel after its construction and provide independent oversight throughout its life.

The meeting will be available for public viewing and commenting through YouTube (with closed captioning) at https://youtu.be/_UIN7oR3T4o and Livestream at https://livestream.com/mdot/mscameeting02032021.

Mark Krupiarz

Mark Krupiarz

Mark is the Publisher and Editor of EUP News. He acquired the site in March of 2013 and has grown it into the largest source of news in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Mark has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Lake Superior State University and a Master's Degree in Social Marketing from the University of Phoenix. Mark enjoys photography, fishing and riding ATVs.

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