WINDSOR, Ont. — Bison Transport has been given the green light to build a $2.5 million truck marshalling yard just east of Windsor, according to a report from The Windsor Star.
Town council approved official plan changes yesterday regarding the truck hub, which will allow greater use of long-combination vehicles (LCVs) in Ontario based on the Winnipeg carrier’s plan.
Bison wants to use the yard to detach the second trailer from LCVs bound for Michigan, since the state doesn’t allow LCVs on its highways, according to the report.
The yard would also allow single-trailer trucks configured for LCV applications to pick up a second trailer before continuing on into the province.
Bison is planning to build at the southeast corner of the Highway 401 and Highway 77 interchange just north of Comber. The site could be expanded to as large as 26 acres, according to the project’s planner.
The Star‘s report said that some of the town’s councillors had initially expressed concerns about cost implications for the town, including the possible need for traffic signals and road improvements near the intersection, which caused the project to be deferred in April pending further clarification.
The report included comments from an administrator who said the developer is committed to pay for road improvements if eventually required.
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