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Thursday December 27th, 2012

Posted at 10:00am

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A project that has been in the works since shortly after 9/11 — a new Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Plaza — is one step closer to being finished.

Work on Windsor’s new tunnel plaza has been underway for months and the first signs of the new layout are starting to be visible to commuters.  Workers are presently building the new plaza’s future maintenance building, a structure which is located close to Wyandotte Street.

The new plaza’s finalized design will include a queueing area when traffic wait volumes increase and an entirely landscaped area.  Eventually, Goyeau Street will be permanently closed between Park and Wyandotte.

The project primarily includes:

  • new car access routes
  • new plaza buildings for Canada Border Services Agency and a tunnel maintenance building
  • additional car inspection lanes and Nexus lanes
  • landscaping
  • moving a City of Windsor Permit Parking lot to the location of the old Beer Store

Outside of the plaza work includes:

  • Closure of Goyeau Street between Park Street and Wyandotte Street (to become part of the extended plaza area)
  • Reconfigure City Hall Square to two-way traffic
  • Reconfigure Park Street to two-way traffic between Goyeau Street and City Hall Square
  • Reconfigure ‘Lot 10’ Permit Parking (southeast corner of Park Street and Goyeau Street)
  • Gateway landscaping at the main access at Goyeau Street / Wyandotte Street

 

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