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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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Soo Crossing Getting New Lights

August 4, 2015 by sehui

SAULT STE. MARIE — It’s lights out on the International Bridge arches connecting the cities of Sault Ste. Marie as a cost-saving lighting replacement project prepares to take a highly visible step forward.

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Michigan Opens New I-94 Port Huron Welcome Center

May 27, 2015 by sehui

PORT HURON, MI — A new Port Huron Welcome Center has opened in Michigan, located off westbound Interstate 94, for the more than 5.5 million vehicleS crossing the Blue Water Bridge each year.

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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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McGuinty weighs in on Michigan Business Tax

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has kindly requested his Michigan counterpart restore tax reciprocity between the neighboring jurisdictions, in an effort to not worsen economic conditions.

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Michigan exempts truckers and auto parts sector from state tax

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — It was a long, hard fight, but Ontario trucking companies will not have to pony up extra funds to cover the punitive Michigan Business Tax (MBT).

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2014 Budget for Infrastructure Spending

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA, ON – The federal government has reserved $53 billion for infrastructure spending, according to the 2014 Economic Action Plan, which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty released Tuesday.

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Democracy at its Very Worst

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Our American friends are going to the polls in a week or so, and I can’t resist commenting.