MITA’s Executive Vice President, Mike Nystrom, has been appointed to the Governor’s recently formed Mackinac Straits Corridor Authority, effective immediately.
This new three-member board has been charged with overseeing the development of the Line 5 utility tunnel underneath the Straits of Mackinac and was created after Governor Snyder signed legislation less than a week ago.
The Snyder administration approached Nystrom because they wanted someone with access to knowledge about tunnel design, procurement and construction.
“I see it as a nice opportunity to be a part of what is going to be a legacy project for the state of Michigan,” Nystrom said. “I’m looking forward to being involved as a strong voice for industry, but also for the citizens of Michigan, who consider our Great Lakes to be our greatest natural resource.”
Nystrom previously served on Governor Jennifer Granholm’s Transportation Funding Taskforce (TF2), as well as more recently on Governor Snyder’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission.
Nystrom has been asked to chair the authority during his six-year appointment.