June 26, 2006

Improvements announced in Windsor-Detroit gateway

Windsor, Ontario – The governments of Canada and Ontario, in partnership with the City of Windsor, Ontario, have announced $357,000 in road improvements in the Windsor-Detroit gateway, Canada’s busiest border crossing. The improvements will be made on Huron Church Road at Industrial Drive; construction will start this week and is expected to be completed by mid-August, 2006.

The project involves lengthening the northbound left-turn lane on Huron Church Road to reduce line-ups for U.S.-bound commercial trucks accessing the truck pre-processing facility on Industrial Drive. The longer lane will improve traffic flow and reduce congestion due to truck queuing.

“An efficient Windsor-Detroit Gateway is essential to the Canadian economy,” said the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “Today’s announcement demonstrates the shared commitment among all levels of government to reduce congestion and improve the safety and efficiency of this important international trade corridor.”

The project is jointly funded by the governments of Canada and Ontario under the Let’s Get Windsor-Essex Moving strategy, a $300 million investment in several short- and medium-term projects to improve traffic flow and address congestion at the Windsor-Detroit gateway.

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