OTA hails Windsor plan

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TORONTO, Ont. — The OTA today hailed the joint federal/provincial plan to invest $300 million in the Windsor border crossing.

“The Windsor-Detroit gateway is the single most important border crossing for trade in the world,” said Ontario Trucking Association president David Bradley. “For Canada it is our economic lifeline. By creating greater freeway access to the border, and providing the potential for additional private sector investments in border-crossing capacity, the infrastructure improvements contained in today’s announcement will significantly improve the flow of trade at Windsor-Detroit.”

There is currently no freeway access to the border, Instead trucks travel the nine kilometre stretch between Highway 401 and the Ambassador Bridge via Huron Church Road, where cars, trucks, pedestrians and 16 stop lights create considerable congestion. The resulting back-ups are measured by the kilometre.

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