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Tuesday June 24th, 2014

Posted at 11:00am

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The City of Windsor will be footing part of the bill for some emergency repairs that are needed to the ETR tracks on Huron Church and College at the entrance to the Ambassador Bridge.

The crossing, which is Canada’s largest grade crossing, has a broken rail. Over the past two years the city along with ETR have made temporary repairs with hopes to extend the life of the rails.

A report to council states that the “interim repair is not working, and a more permanent repair is required to ensure the continued safety of rail travel”.

The city is 87.5% responsible for the cot of the repairs while the railway covers the rest. The city’s share is estimated to be $300,000.

In order to minimize disruption to border and local traffic, work will be done on off hours and weekends.

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