WINDSOR, Ont. — The Ambassador Bridge wants to move ahead with removing stoplights on Huron Church Rd. and creating a pre-clearance centre outside the city for commercial vehicles.
Ambassador Bridge representatives have attended all public meetings about the Windsor Gateway since the release of a report by a joint federal-provincial committee studying proposals for a Windsor Gateway, and Executive Vice-President Remo Mancini says they’ve listened to the community.
“There are many things we agree upon, we agree the process must move forward and the removal of stoplights must begin immediately,” he says.
As part of the Ambassador Bridge Parkway Proposal, the federal-provincial committee said stoplights would have to be removed along the Huron Church Rd./Hwy. 3 corridor from Howard Ave. to the E.C. Row interchange.
The committee also asked the Ambassador Bridge several months ago to look at the feasibility of a commercial vehicle customs pre-clearance centre outside Windsor. Ambassador Bridge President Dan Stamper says that “has been a major priority” to which the Bridge has dedicated a lot of resources and wants to move ahead on.
“We are now prepared to seriously discuss this matter with the Joint Federal-Provincial Committee with the idea of making it part of the Windsor Gateway solution. We need to start implementing what we agree upon,” Stamper says.
Bridge officials say they are looking forward to continued community input and serious talks with the Joint Federal-Provincial Committee to develop an environmentally friendly transportation solution that supports trade at the Windsor-Detroit crossing.
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