SARNIA, Ont. – Drivers using the Blue Water Bridge and Hwy. 402 leading to the U.S. border will soon have cameras and electronic message signs to help determine traffic conditions.
The federal and provincial governments are each chipping in $2 million for the upgrades.
“This is great news for users who depend on this vital link between Canada and the United States for trade and travel,” said Sarnia-Lambton MP, Roger Gallaway. “Border improvements such as these will help ensure the efficient movement of goods and people.”
More than five million cars and trucks cross the Blue Water Bridge each year, making it Ontario’s fourth busiest border crossing. Sensors will be installed along a 15-kilometre stretch of Hwy. 402, which will measure vehicle speeds and send traffic information to warning signs motorists can use to plan their route. Meanwhile, Ministry of Transportation officials will be able to monitor the highway by closed circuit television monitors, allowing them to detect incidents and quickly dispatch emergency vehicles when required.
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