DETROIT (WXYZ) - Supporters of a twin span for the Ambassador Bridge say they have enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot.
"The People Should Decide" announced Thursday that the group has collected roughly 420,000 signatures. They need about 322,000 to be validated by state officials.
The group is opposed to Governor Rick Snyder's plan to build a new crossing farther south of the Ambassador. That deal was announced last week with Canadian officials.
The Maroun family, which owns the Ambassador, is behind the "The People Should Decide" and the group's director is Mickey Blashfield.
Blashfield is director of government relations for the Detroit International Bridge Company, which owns and operates the Ambassador Bridge.
The signatures must be turned in by July 9th.
The ballot initiative, if approved by voters in November, would mean Michigan voters decide on any new crossings between Michigan and Canada. If that happens, a separate vote would need to take place on each specific project.
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