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Canada and Ontario reducing congestion at Niagara border

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. -- The governments of Canada and Ontario are improving a major Niagara border crossing by build...


NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — The governments of Canada and Ontario are improving a major Niagara border crossing by building a fifth lane on the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. The addition will be built at an estimated cost of $45 million, shared equally by both governments and the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.

Major work by Rankin Construction of St. Catharines is underway, with completion slated for December 2005. This work follows the recent completion of the addition of two new truck lanes to Highway 405, the main corridor leading to the bridge.

The Government of Canada’s investment comes from the $600 million Border Infrastructure Fund, designed to contribute to projects that reduce border congestion, improve the flow of goods and services and expand infrastructure capacity over the medium term.

Provincial funding for this project is part of the Ontario government’s investment of nearly $1 billion in highway infrastructure this year aimed at improved safety, and eased congestion.


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