New Ambassador Bridge good for trade: CTA
OTTAWA, ON - The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) applauded the Canadian government for issuing the permits required for the Ambassador Bridge expansion project to continue. The Detroit International Bridge Company, building a privately-funded six-lane crossing to replace the current, 87-year-old, Ambassador Bridge, announced the granting of the permits earlier this week. The current bridge will come down once the new one is in place.
Kenworth projects strong vocational market
RENTON, WA -- The first half of 2017 has been good to the trucking industry, and to the vocational market in particular, and going into the second half of the year the underlying economic fundamentals look equally promising. That's the view from Renton, Washington, where Paccar vice president and Kenworth general manager Mike Dozier addressed reporters at a press event on Friday, July 21.
Champlain Bridge Lane Closures, Detours This Weekend
LONGUEUIL, QC -- The final major work blitz at the Champlain Bridge is scheduled for this upcoming weekend meaning there will be lane closures, detours and backed up traffic for those wanting to travel between Montreal and Brossard. The work is part of a three-leg series to install modular trusses under the bridge to support the edge girders and ensure safe passage for users until the new Champlain Bridge opens. The work will be done over the weekend, from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, to minimize the effect on traffic. Drivers are advised to plan their trips in advance and consider other itineraries in order to avoid the Champlain Bridge corridor as much as possible. Maps showing the closures and detours for the blitz are available online.