Windsor, Ontario – The Canadian government has purchased approximately 94 acres of land from the city of Windsor, Ontario, an important step in a new border crossing between Windsor and Detroit.

The land has been purchased to build the new Canadian inspection plaza and Canada’s portion of the six-lane bridge.

The proposed Canadian inspection plaza will have a surface area of about 139 acres, making it one of the largest in North America. It will include significant green space as a buffer between the surrounding community and the operations area, and will have room for growth when necessary in future.

The land was purchased for $34 million through the federal Gateways and Border Crossings Fund. An additional 108 acres is still required and the government is negotiating property acquisitions with individual residential and industrial landowners.

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