A deal to build a second bridge linking Windsor and Detroit will be announced this week, sparking hope that the chronic congestion at Canada’s busiest border crossing will soon be relieved.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is expected to join with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on the Windsor waterfront for the official announcement on Friday, a source told the Toronto Star Tuesday.
Officials in the prime minister’s office as well as Transport Minister Denis Lebel’s office said Tuesday there was “nothing to report” on the issue.
But other officials confirm that Canada and Michigan have clinched a deal to construct a second bridge spanning the Detroit River to relieve pressure on the crowded Ambassador Bridge and that a formal announcement is “imminent.” Read more here.
Date: June 13, 2012