Ambassador Bridge Submits Final Updates To Its Environmental Study As Requested by Transport Canada for the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project
The ABEP is a new, six lane state of the art span with plaza improvements that ensures future capacity for the Detroit -Windsor Corridor.
- Detroit, MI (1888PressRelease) May 25, 2011 - The Canadian Transit Company (CTC) today announced that it has submitted updated environmental reports to Transport Canada to fulfill requirements for the environmental process relating to the the design and construction of the Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project (ABEP). The ABEP includes the construction of a new six-lane cable stayed bridge adjacent to and west of the existing Ambassador Bridge, along with plaza improvements in Windsor. According to the Consul General of Canada, Ray Norton, in his letter to the editor of Crain's Detroit Business in February 2011, " If and when the Bridge Company completes its environmental assessment work, the environmental review process in Canada can get underway.
The government of Canada has no interest in disadvantaging the Ambassador Bridge's long-tern sustainability and has repeatedly said it would not block "twinning." The new bridge will span the entire breadth of the Detroit River with a central span of over 670m (2200ft). When completed, it will be the longest cable stayed bridge in North America.
"The ABEP is the long term solution to the transportation needs in the region and will allow the Ambassador Bridge to provide FAST lanes on the bridge to more efficiently feed the FAST booths already present in the plaza," said Dan Stamper, Canadian Transit Company president. "The addition of these lanes along with wider safety shoulders will significantly increase the efficiency of the goods and vehicles moved through the Detroit-Windsor corridor, while minimizing our footprint on the environment."
About the Canadian Transit Co.
The Canadian Transit Co., based in Windsor, Ontario, owns and operates the Ambassador Bridge linking the United States and Canada since 1929. Privately owned and built with private funds, the Ambassador Bridge is the busiest international border crossing in North America, with about 4.5 million cars and 2.7 million trucks using the bridge in 2010. CTC along with its sister company, the Detroit International Bridge Company, employs 300 people in the United States and Canada, and actively supports a wide variety of community organizations, charities and universities. Pure Private, Pure Michigan. For more information, visit www.ambassadorbridge.com.