Queenston-Lewiston to get FAST lane highway approach

QUEENSTON, Ont. — Officials at the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge have announced a $45 million expansion at the Southern Ontario-Western New York Border crossing.

A Fifth Lane Project created a reversible fifth lane for commercial carriers enrolled in the FAST program. FAST trucks will by-pass queues and experience an expedited clearance process. Additionally, dynamic message signs will serve to segregate trucks from cars on the bridge so they are not blocked by car traffic.

For trucks travelling to the U.S., new lanes on Canadian Highway 405 approaching the bridge have opened, which will speed clearance and eliminate wait times, says the bridge authority. The Queenston-Lewiston Bridge will be the only Canada-U.S. crossing with a dedicated FAST lane on a highway approach when it opens later this year.

The Queenston-Lewiston Bridge is the fourth busiest commercial crossing between the U.S. and Canada, with more than one million truck crossings each year. More than $28 billion in goods are carried across the bridge annually.

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