File photo of the Ambassador Bridge. Courtesy AmbassadorBridge.com
DETROIT (AP) -- Lawyers representing the owner of the Ambassador Bridge are expected in court in a dispute with state officials about ramp approaches on the Detroit end of the international crossing.
Michigan Department of Transportation officials say Manuel "Matty" Moroun has resisted its demands for more than a year to rebuild ramps intended to connect the bridge to Interstates 75 and 96.
MDOT says Moroun's company instead built ramps that forced trucks to use surface streets in Detroit and allowed a duty-free store to be created.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Prentis Edwards last February ordered the bridge company to comply with MDOT's design. Moroun unsuccessfully tried to get the case transferred to federal court.
A hearing is scheduled Wednesday.
From the Associated Press