No date for Gordie Howe Bridge with project problems
WINDSOR, ON - Both Canadian members of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) and Untied States' representatives of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) were on-hand Wednesday to ask members of the media to use their imaginations to get the full picture of their expansive vision. The WDBA gave a technical update and showcased key locations for the Gordie Howe International Bridge, which aims to connect the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway - the Windsor extension of Ontario Highway 401 - and Interstate Highway I75 in Michigan, to add another port of entry to the busiest Canada-U.S. border crossing. Set to be one of the top five longest bridges in North America once completed, the vision for the bridge includes two huge plazas - one on each side of the border - with 36 inspection booths, of which an estimated 18 will be dedicated to commercial vehicle use. The project also plans to feature staging areas with facilities for commercial vehicle drivers in between the primary and secondary checkpoints. Although the U.S. side of the bridge won't feature a duty-free shop, or other amenities for those making the crossing, the WDBA says the addition of a shop or other faculties like a place to grab food or a coffee would be part of any package chosen through the on-going Request For Proposals (RFP).
WDBA to host meetings regarding Windsor-Detroit bridge
WINDSOR, ON - Proponent teams part of the P3 procurement process for the Gordie Howe International Bridge connecting Windsor and Detroit, are producing their community benefit proposals and are looking to meet with community groups and non-profits operating in the Windsor-Essex or the Greater Detroit Area.
Detroit River Bridge Inching Closer to Construction Stage
WASHINGTON, DC- The much discussed and long awaited Detroit River International Crossing bridge is one step closer to reality. The U.S. Coast Guard has granted a permit to build the planned Detroit River bridge, which will eventually link Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Brighton spot for new gateway bridge
WINDSOR, Ont. -- There's no bigger issue facing Canada than building a new international bridge to the U.S., Transport Minister Lawrence Cannon declared yesterday as his government finally disclosed the official location of the much-hyped structure.
EXCLUSIVE REPORT: Big Three support separate Windsor-Detroit bridge
LANSING, Mich. -- In what might be their first clear statement on the controversial matter, the Big Three automakers have authored a letter indicating their full support for a new, separate bridge crossing southwest of the Ambassador Bridge.
ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Michigan highway authority rips impact report for twin span
DETROIT -- Another Michigan government agency is punching holes in an Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared by the U.S. Coast Guard regarding a twin span for the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Michigan.
Feds ink deal to work on additional border crossing
OTTAWA -- Canada's federal government and the US government signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) to maintain a high priority on the development of enhanced capacity of the border-crossing infrastructure in the Detroit-Windsor region.