Windsor, Ontario – Construction has begun on a $23 million separation of Howard Avenue and the Canadian Pacific grade in Windsor, Ontario, as a joint project by the governments of Canada and Ontario complementing the new Windsor-Detroit border crossing.

The project will reduce congestion, improve traffic operations for north-south traffic, and create more than 200 direct and indirect jobs in the region.

A detour route west of Howard Avenue between Eugenie Street and the Essex Terminal Railway will keep the roadway open and traffic moving during construction. The bridge and roadway underpass construction will take approximately 16 months.

Construction of all improvements, including those to Memorial Drive, will be complete by July 2011.

In addition to the Howard Avenue CPR grade separation project, construction is continuing on the widening of Essex County Road 22 and the widening of Highway 401 between Highway 3 and Manning Road.

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