Federal, provincial governments fund improvements at Windsor-Detroit tunnel
September 24, 2012
WINDSOR, Ont. -- The governments of Canada and Ontario are partnering to improve cross-border traffic at the Windsor-Detroit tunnel, including the addition of new integrated primary inspection lanes for trucks.
WINDSOR, Ont. — The governments of Canada and Ontario are partnering to improve cross-border traffic at the Windsor-Detroit tunnel, including the addition of new integrated primary inspection lanes for trucks.
“These upgrades are part of our strategy to ensure that modern and efficient infrastructure is in place at Windsor-Detroit – Canada’s most important trade corridor,” announced Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, who made the announcement on behalf of Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “Tunnel plaza improvements will create jobs and economic growth and complement the construction of a new Windsor-Detroit Bridge, a top infrastructure priority for the Harper government.”
The improvements are aimed at reducing congestion at the crossing and improving operations at the Customs plaza there.
“I want to thank the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario for following through on their commitment to improve the infrastructure at the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel,” said Eddie Francis, Mayor of the city of Windsor. “These upgrades will serve to alleviate congestion on city streets and improve efficiency at one of Canada’s most important economic gateways.”
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