NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — The first truck passed through the new commercial processing lanes at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge here on Friday.
A ceremony was held to celebrate the $49 million expansion, which is part of a broader $129 million capital injection into the crossing, which includes the construction of a new commercial inspection facility.
“The revitalization of the Queenston Plaza is the most significant investment that the Bridge Commission has undertaken in recent years and will enhance the bi-national trade and tourism relationship between Canada and the US by improving commercial clearance times through utilization of the most advanced technology,” Janice Thomson, chairperson, Niagara Falls Bridge Commission said. “In addition to lessening traffic congestion at the international crossing by providing for more efficient processing of commercial traffic, the new plaza will accommodate even more commercial crossings, which translates into jobs for both the US and Canada.”
Phase two of the expansion will begin in April, according to the bridge operators.
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