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No date for Gordie Howe Bridge with project problems

December 5, 2017 by elizabeth

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).

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New Ambassador Bridge good for trade: CTA

September 8, 2017 by elizabeth

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.

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Emergency repairs ordered for Ambassador Bridge

September 7, 2016 by John Smith

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.

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Detroit-Windsor Bridge Sees Clear Road

February 20, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

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.

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Truckers and Detroit Residents Celebrate New Truck Road

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

DETROIT –

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Detroit River Bridge Inching Closer to Construction Stage

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Michigan to Review Hazardous Materials Ban on Ambassador

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DETROIT – The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently re-evaluating the ban on hazardous materials that travel across the Ambassador Bridge.

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Ambassador to replace all lanes on deck

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DETROIT — Despite a good report from safety consultants, the Ambassador Bridge Co. is planning a complete deck replacement across the bridge.

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Detroit-Windsor Bridge Deal Expected Friday

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINDSOR – Announcement on agreement to build a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor expected.

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YRC facility purchase could scuttle public trade bridge?

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

DETROIT — Michigan’s Central Transport purchased a terminal in southwest Detroit from Yellow Freight, which earned YRC Worldwide an undisclosed sum.

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Big Three support separate Windsor-Detroit bridge

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Officials urge Michigan to get DRIC project underway

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Feds focused on second Windsor bridge; Minister says Ambassador at capacity

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Michigan lawmakers get final message before bridge vote

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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.

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Second Windsor/Detroit bridge gets a boost

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

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,