WINDSOR, ON – Both Canadian members of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and Untied States’ representatives of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) were on-hand Wednesday to ask members of the media to use their imaginations to get the full picture of their expansive vision.
The WDBA gave a technical update and showcased key locations for the Gordie Howe International Bridge, which aims to connect the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway – the Windsor extension of Ontario Highway 401 – and Interstate Highway I75 in Michigan, to add another port of entry to the busiest Canada-U.S. border crossing.
Set to be one of the top five longest bridges in North America once completed, the vision for the bridge includes two huge plazas – one on each side of the border – with 36 inspection booths, of which an estimated 18 will be dedicated to commercial vehicle use.
The project also plans to feature staging areas with facilities for commercial vehicle drivers in between the primary and secondary checkpoints.
Although the U.S. side of the bridge won’t feature a duty-free shop, or other amenities for those making the crossing, the WDBA says the addition of a shop or other faculties like a place to grab food or a coffee would be part of any package chosen through the on-going Request For Proposals (RFP).
OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) applauded the Canadian government for issuing the permits required for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue.
The Detroit International Bridge Company, building a privately-funded six-lane crossing to replace the current, 87-year-old, Ambassador Bridge, announced the granting of the permits earlier this week. The current bridge will come down once the new one is in place.
WINDSOR, ON — Transport Canada has ordered the Ambassador Bridge to make emergency repairs on the Canadian side of the international border crossing that connects Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan.
Concerns reportedly involve railings and curbs, and require temporary concrete barriers to divide the traffic in both directions and separate it from the outside curb.
“It’s possible carriers and travelers could encounter some delays at some point, depending on how quickly the bridge [authority] reacts to the order,” the Ontario Trucking Association says.
Last year, Transport Canada also issued an order to the Detroit International Bridge Company to fix railings, concrete curb and sidewalk on the U.S. side of the span.
OTTAWA — Finally, the green light is shining. The last big roadblock to building a new bridge joining Detroit with Windsor, ON has been pushed aside.
WASHINGTON, DC- The much discussed and long awaited Detroit River International Crossing bridge is one step closer to reality. The U.S. Coast Guard has granted a permit to build the planned Detroit River bridge, which will eventually link Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON.
DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently re-evaluating the ban on hazardous materials that travel across the Ambassador Bridge.
DETROIT — Despite a good report from safety consultants, the Ambassador Bridge Co. is planning a complete deck replacement across the bridge.
WINDSOR – Announcement on agreement to build a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor expected.
DETROIT — Michigan’s Central Transport purchased a terminal in southwest Detroit from Yellow Freight, which earned YRC Worldwide an undisclosed sum.
LANSING, Mich. — In what might be their first clear statement on the controversial matter, the Big Three automakers have authored a letter indicating their full support for a new, separate bridge crossing southwest of the Ambassador Bridge.
DETROIT — “Let’s get ‘er done!” Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm couldn’t have been clearer on her opinion of the Detroit River International Crossing project.
TORONTO — Canada’s trade minister says a series of border investments his Conservative government announced in last week’s federal budget will help speed up cross-border transportation — especially of auto parts — and thin out traffic congestion at the nation’s busiest land ports.
DETROIT — As the Michigan legislature prepares to vote on the future of the Detroit River International Crossing, supporters and retractors of the project took time to get in some parting words.
WINDSOR, Ont. — A key part of the joint U.S./Canada effort to build a new bridge linking Ontario with Michigan across the Detroit River has been finished,