Infrastructure improvements begin on Windsor-Detroit tunnel
Improvements have begun on the Windsor-Detroit tunnel, which is one of the most important trade corridors between the United States and Canada. Many drivers who have completed truck driving school drive across the border every day and experience long wait times in a high volume of traffic. The project will help improve operations to ease traffic congestion.
“These upgrades are part of our strategy to ensure that modern and efficient infrastructure is in place at Windsor-Detroit,” said Diane Finley, minister of human resources and skills development. “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.”
Among the improvements are new integrated primary inspection lanes for trucks, an increased number of vehicle access lanes, new buildings for Border Services staff and a number of parking and intersection reconfigurations.
“Significant investments in our border crossings are allowing people and goods to move between Ontario and Michigan more quickly, saving both time and money and encouraging economic growth,” said Dwight Duncan, Ontario Minister of Finance and MPP for Windsor-Tecumseh.
The infrastructure project will cost $300 million, according to Today’s Trucking.
Monday, September 24th, 2012
Improvements have begun on the Windsor-Detroit tunnel, which is one of the most important trade corridors between the United States and Canada.