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Site preparation for Canadian inspection plaza begins
Site preparation for Canadian inspection plaza begins
On October 20, 2014, Columbia Utility Services Inc. of St. Joachim started site preparation work on the Canadian inspection plaza. The project builds on the site preparation work already completed including the relocation of species at risk and the removal…
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Geotechnical investigations
Geotechnical investigations
Since April 2013, several local companies have been contracted to conduct geotechnical investigations for the DRIC / NITC project. The work is required to further develop foundations design for the main bridge span, approach bridges, plaza buildings and…
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Ensuring the safe and efficient movement of people and goods between Canada and the United States is a shared responsibility.
Ensuring the safe and efficient movement of people and goods between Canada and the United States is a shared responsibility.
Critical infrastructure such as the new bridge between Windsor and Detroit is the backbone of our two nation's economy. Maintaining a safe, secure and efficient border crossing is therefore of vital importance to both Canada and the United States. But,…
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Winter Driving Tips
Winter Driving Tips
It’s that time of year when many will be taking to the roads to visit with family and friends however, holiday travel, especially during the winter months, can occasionally be stressful.  The following links provide helpful information on border wait times,…
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International Authority tour the Canadian and U.S. inspection plaza sites
International Authority tour the Canadian and U.S. inspection plaza sites
On November 14, 2014, members of the International Authority toured the inspection plaza sites on both sides of the border as well as the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway – the new access road on the Canadian side. The tour, taken by boat and bus, provided an…
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Border crossing stakeholders assist in the preliminary technology design for new bridge
Border crossing stakeholders assist in the preliminary technology design for new bridge
Intelligent transportation systems (ITS), tolling systems, electrical systems and lighting are just a few of the essential elements which must be included in the design of the new Windsor-Detroit bridge. To ensure that the needs of those using the new crossing…
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40,000 honey bees rescued from site of Canadian inspection plaza
40,000 honey bees rescued from site of Canadian inspection plaza
The company contracted to do site preparation work for the new Canadian inspection plaza got quite a “buzz” when they discovered a large bee hive which was literally wrapped around the trunk of a maple tree some 15 feet above the ground. Unlike other…
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DRIC / NITC will improve border processing and capacity
DRIC / NITC will improve border processing and capacity
An outage to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection import/export processing system on November 11, 2014, resulted in clogged roads in Windsor and other Ontario border communities and frustrated cross border drivers. The outage started in the early hours…
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New appointments to the Board of Directors of the WDBA and International Authority
New appointments to the Board of Directors of the WDBA and International Authority
At a media event on November 10, 2014, MP Jeff Watson, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, announced the final appointments to the Board of Directors of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and the International Authority. “We need dedicated…
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