22 October 2012
The Canadian government has introduced legislation to expedite the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) project.
The legislation is intended ensure the successful and timely construction of the new bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit in the US state of Michigan.
“The construction of this bridge to strengthen trade and generate new investment opportunities is a top priority for the Harper government,” said minister of transport, infrastructure and communities Denis Lebel,. “We are working to advance the project as quickly as possible to ensure continued job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity.”
The legislation also supports the establishment of a crossing authority as stipulated in the Canada-Michigan Crossing Agreement, which was signed on 15 June.