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Online Community Meetings

Join us online for Community Meetings on September 29 and 30, 2020, to hear the latest design and construction updates. The meeting on September 29 will focus on Canadian project components and the meeting on September 30 will focus on US project components.The presentation will begin promptly at 3:05pm for approximately 30 minutes, following with a live question and answer session. Questions will be accepted during and following the live Facebook event. Every effort will be made to answer all questions submitted during the meeting within the allotted time. Presentation and meeting materials will be posted to the project website following the event.

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Progress and Partnerships Continue on the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project

Two years ago today, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced that it had signed a $5.7 billion (CDN) fixed-priced contract with Bridging North America (BNA), its private-sector partner to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. That announcement signified that construction could begin on one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America and milestones on all four components of the project have been achieved since then. Significant construction progress and our work with communities on both sides of the border continue despite the challenging times being faced worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more here.

New Video: Construction Update
Hear what Bryce Phillips, CEO, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and Aaron Epstein, CEO, Bridging North America have to say about progress being made on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. 

The West End Art Project Grand Reveal

Two popular Sandwich gathering spots are home to four new community art pieces thanks to funding by the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits Plan. The four installations were developed as part of Life After Fifty’s West End Art Project, which received $20,000 in Community Benefit Plan funding earlier this year. The project targeted youth involvement and the development of art that would reflect the history and culture of the Sandwich community. Take a look and learn more about the project here.

Traffic Update

Bridging North America will temporarily close several streets, including West End Street and three lanes on Fort Street including the center median. 

• West End Street will be closed between Fort Street and Melville Street, from September 29 to November 20, 2020. Local traffic and business traffic will have access to West End Street between Norfolk Southern Railroad to Melville Street.

• Traffic on Fort Street, between the northbound I-75 Service Drive and Wheelock Street, will be reduced to one lane each for westbound and eastbound traffic from September 29 to November 20, 2020.  

• Temporary pavement markings will be installed on Fort Street on September 29 2020, between 6am and 6pm, and on October 28, 2020, between 6am and 6pm.

Detour routes include:

West End Street Detour
Local motorists traveling northbound on West End Street will be detoured east on Melville Street, north on Green Street and west on Fort Street.

West Jefferson Avenue Detour
Motorists on West Jefferson Avenue will be detoured north on Green Street and West on Fort Street.

Fort Street Detour
Motorists on Fort Street will be detoured south on Green Street and west on West Jefferson Avenue.  This detour will be utilized by Historic Fort Wayne Traffic to access West Jefferson Avenue. Detroit Truck Ferry traffic will be detoured west on Fort Street, south on Dearborn Street and east on West Jefferson Avenue.

Full Listing of Road Closures


Gordie Howe International Bridge Team
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