Windsor To See Millions Spent On Community Benefits From The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

Friday June 14th, 2019

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Millions will be spent on improvements in Windsor as part of the Community Benefits Plan for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project.

In total, Sandwich Town will see $2.75 million spent on aesthetics and landscaping investments.

Those plans include:

  • Sandwich Street enhancements including new benches, waterless planters, and themed wayfinding signage to be completed by 2021.
  • Invest in improvements to McKee and Paterson Parks including additional lighting, trail re-pavement and shade structures to complement the planned improvements to the parks by the City of Windsor.
  • Host tree giveaways during the construction phase of the project in 2020 and 2024.
  • Provide seed-funding for eco-passage (bridge) between Black Oak Heritage Park and Ojibway Park that will provide safe passage for area wildlife, including species at risk.  This funding to become available when/if the City of Windsor secures the necessary permits and additional funding to initiate the project.

In addition, $2.13 million will be spent on community safety and connections.

Those projects include:

  • Connect cycling infrastructure between Malden Park (Matchette Road entrance) and the Canadian Port of Entry.  This also indirectly links into the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway trail system.
  • Create trailhead at Malden Park, including benches, wayfinding/interpretive signage and garbage cans.
  • Create and run a contest for local artists to design one-of-kind, locally-inspired bike racks that will be installed at various locations/trailheads within the expanded adjacent trail network.
  • Construct an observation platform at Malden Park that would allow students, residents and tourists to view ongoing construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project Features to include wayfinding signage within the park, benches, binoculars and photography area.

 

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