Cornwall border bridge to receive facelift

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CORNWALL, Ont. — The federal government says it will fully fund a $75 million upgrade to the border bridge linking Cornwall to the US.

The federal government will fund the construction of the new North Channel Bridge at the Seaway International Bridge in Cornwall, which is crossed by about 120,000 commercial vehicles per year.

“The Seaway International Crossing at Cornwall is an important link between Canada and the United States,” said MP John Baird. “Through this initiative, our government is creating local jobs and supporting the future economic growth of the region.”

The project involves constructing a new bridge connecting the City of Cornwall and Cornwall Island and demolishing the current high-level structure and ramps that connect to the existing roadway, the feds announced. They say the upgrade will ensure the long-term viability of the important border crossing.

The bridge should be up and running by spring 2016, the government announced. 



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