Lacolle Border Crossing Slated for $47 million Upgrade

BOUCHERVILLE, QC — The federal government announced yesterday that it is spending $47 million in an effort to expand and update facilities at the Lacolle Border Crossing.

Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Denis Lebel made the announcement yesterday. “With the new Building Canada Plan, our government is delivering the largest investment in infrastructure in Canadian history through Economic Action Plan 2013, investments that create jobs and economic growth, and provide a high quality of life for families in every city and community across the country,” he said in a statement released by Transport Canada.

In 2012, the Lacolle, Quebec-Champlain, New York border crossing saw over $21 billion in two-way trade. More than 780,000 cars and buses entering Canada through this point last year.

“The redevelopment project at Lacolle provides an opportunity to expedite the flow of traffic through the border by expanding and modernizing the current infrastructure,” Lebel said.

The project is one of many infrastructure improvements announced in last week’s budget.

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