New Ways to Connect with the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project


Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA)

News Release

NEW WAYS TO CONNECT WITH GORDIE HOWE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE PROJECT

WINDSOR, ONTARIO – Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority ( WDBA) works with many stakeholders, including residents, businesses, community organizations and others and is pleased to announce exciting new ways for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project team to connect with communities and share information. Our goal is to make access to project information easy for the community and reflective of individual needs.

Community Offices

We are happy to be part of the host communities of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project and have secured office space in both Sandwich Towne and Southwest Detroit. The offices provide a venue for members of the community and stakeholders to meet with the project team, ask questions, view plans and gather project- related information. Finishing touches are being made to our office spaces and we are looking forward to opening our doors in the coming months.

We invite the public to have a sneak peak of our Sandwich Office on Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This will be an opportunity for the community to learn more about Gordie Howe International Bridge community benefits and provide input on proposed initiatives. The format of this meeting will be an open house/drop-in style.

Toll-Free Number

A toll-free number for callers from both Canada and the US will be managed Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our team is here to listen and help provide callers the information they are looking for. The new toll-free number is 1-844-322-1773.

Website

Now that construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project has started, WDBA has launched a new website at www.GordieHoweInternationalBridge.com. Working with Bridging North America, the new website will be updated on a regular basis with news, construction activity updates, notices, event information and images. Select information is available in English, French and Spanish.

Quotes:

“Implementing these resources for the community and the project team to interact is an important step in having an active presence within the host communities of Delray and Sandwich. Our hope is that these tools will continue to strengthen and facilitate the relationships we have built and be a clear demonstration of our commitment to keeping the public informed about North America’s largest infrastructure project along the Canada/US border – the Gordie Howe International Bridge.”

Bryce Phillips, CEO, WDBA

Quick facts

  • The Sandwich Community Office is located in the historic former Sandwich post office at 3201 Sandwich Street.
  • The Southwest Detroit Community Office is located at 7744 West Vernor Highway.
  • We are committed to responding to all public inquiries within three business days.
  • The website development was undertaken by local Windsor-based company NYN Designs.
  • In addition to the community offices, toll-free number and website, the project team can be contacted through email at info@wdbridge.com and we encourage people to subscribe to email updates.

Watch our Video:

Meet Demetrius Anderson, Community Engagement Coordinator

About Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) is a not-for-profit Canadian Crown corporation created to deliver the Gordie Howe International Bridge project between Windsor, ON and Detroit, MI through a public- private partnership (P3). WDBA is responsible for overseeing and managing the construction and operation of the new crossing. For more information on WDBA visit www.GordieHoweInternationalBridge.com and follow the project on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GordieHoweBrg.

About Bridging North America

Bridging North America is comprised of some of the most recognized leaders in the construction/infrastructure industry which includes North American and international companies. BridgingNA partners have significant experience carrying out major infrastructure projects such as the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway in Windsor, Ontario; New Champlain Bridge Corridor in Montreal, Quebec; Autoroute 30 in Montreal, Quebec; Eglinton Crosstown LRT in Toronto, Ontario; Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) in Montreal, Quebec; Automated People Mover at LAX Airport, California; Harbour Bridge and Tappan Zee Bridge in New York and San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.

 

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Mark Butler
Director of Communications
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority
519-946-4859 / 519-551-1612

 


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