May 30, 2005

Construction starts on Windsor border improvements

Windsor, Ontario – Improvements to the Windsor-Detroit border crossing have commenced with construction of a pedestrian overpass across the busy, six-lane Huron Church Road that leads to the border. Representatives from the Governments of Canada, Ontario and Windsor were on hand at the start of construction late last week.

The current construction costs are estimated at approximately $4.3 million and will be shared by the governments of Canada and Ontario. The project is expected to be completed early in the new school year, as the overpass will be used primarily by Assumption College School students. It is part of a larger Phase 1 of the “Let’s Get Windsor-Essex Moving Strategy”, a joint commitment by the federal and provincial governments to invest $300 million in short- and medium-term projects to improve traffic flows to existing crossings, and address congestion and security issues at the Windsor-Detroit Gateway.

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