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Wednesday August 17th, 2016

Posted at 11:09am

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Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority officials say the Gordie Howe International Bridge project continues to make progress toward construction and completion.

The first phase of preparatory work includes construction of a perimeter access road at the Canadian port of entry, utility relocations and advance fill placement, under a $60M contract. Officials say this work is continuing.

“Each day, hundreds of WDBA staff, contractors and partners are working aggressively toward the construction and completion of this landmark project,” says Bridge Authority chairman Dwight Duncan. “This project is creating and maintaining jobs now and will continue to do so as we build and then operate the new bridge between Windsor and Detroit.”

On the US side, officials say relocation of significant communications and electrical transmission utilities systems is underway. Demolition work in conjunction with property acquisition is also proceeding.

The Bridge Authority recently closed a Request for Tender for the supply of specialized cable and accessories and will soon close tenders and award construction contracts for high voltage electrical transmission and distribution networks. The cable supply and the two construction contracts are collectively valued at $50 million.

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