03/08/2012 10:57 am ET

Judge Orders Bridge Company To Surrender Gateway Project To MDOT

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press

Billionaire businessman Manuel (Matty) Moroun, his son, Matthew, and top aide Dan Stamper are back in court this morning for the latest hearing on the long-delayed Gateway project.

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In a dramatic conclusion to the hearing, Judge Edwards said he was not satisfied that enough progress had been made and ordered the bridge company to surrender control of the project entirely to MDOT. He also ordered the bridge company to place $16 million in a special account to pay for completion of the project.

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