CanAm truck ferry to close temporarily

WINDSOR, Ont. — The Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry will be closed down temporarily until February to undergo construction for an enhancement and infrastructure improvement project.

As reported last week, the ferry is getting $8.8-million in funding from Transport Canada and the province of Ontario as part of the Let’s Get Windsor-Essex Moving strategy.

The project includes a new entrance road, new lighting, railway connection, spill containment and shoreline improvements to the ferry dock property, which is located in an industrial section just west of Windsor.

As part of the construction process, the truck ferry will close for 12 weeks, beginning Nov. 23, 2009 and re-opening Feb. 15, 2009.

"We apologize in advance for any inconvenience caused by the temporary site closure but want to assure you that you will be quite impressed with the long-term operational, safety and security enhancements that this project will deliver to the Windsor/Detroit border," vice-president Gregg Ward stated in a press release.

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