Widening 401 not the solution

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Dear Editor,

Re:Widening of 401 near Windsor

I fail to see how widening the 401 to six lanes between Tilbury and Windsor will help to reduce congestion at the Windsor-Detroit border crossing.

They spend millions on surveys and this is part of the solution they come up with?

They can build more bridges, add more lanes, build a bypass right to the bridge etc., but nothing will change until U.S. Customs changes their act.

The whole problem always has been and always will be U.S. Customs. They are paranoid! FAST, PAPS, C-PAT, BRASS, the list goes on, and now maybe a passport to set foot on their “hallowed ground.”

Throwing millions of dollars into the infrastructure on the Canadian side is just plain ridiculous when the money needs to be spent on improvements to the U.S. side.

Just ask any truck driver that crosses the bridge and I’m sure you will get the same answer, and it won’t cost millions of dollars to find out what most drivers have known for years!

Paul Bauman

Innerkip, Ont.

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