Border Infrastructure Fund
The Windsor Gateway plays a key role in the economy of Ontario. This border crossing serves as a major trade route representing approximately one third of the commercial truck traffic between Canada and the United States and the movement of $140 billion in goods each year.
On March 11, 2004, the governments of Canada and Ontario together with the City of Windsor signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Let's Get Windsor-Essex Moving Strategy, whereby the governments of Canada and Ontario committed to an investment of up to $300 million, under the Border Infrastructure Fund, for improvements.
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) administers construction of these projects. Engineering Department staff are assigned as leads on behalf of the City.
Phase 1 Projects - Completed
- Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Plaza Redevelopment
- Walker Road/CP Rail Grade Separation
- Howard Avenue/CP Rail Grade Separation
- Industrial Drive/Huron Church Drive intersection improvements
- Huron Church Road Pedestrian Overpass at Assumption High School construction
- ITS (Intelligent Transportation System)
- Truck Ferry Road Infrastructure and Signing Improvements
- Hwy 401 Widening from Hwy 3 to Manning Road
For more information regarding the Border Infrastructure Fund visit Ontario Border Improvements: Improving the Windsor Gateway or contact the Ministry of Transportation - Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group at (519) 973-7367.
Development, Projects and Right-of-Way
350 City Hall Square West, 4th Floor
P. O. Box 1607
Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquires, call France Isabelle-Tunks, at (519) 255-6100 ext. 6402.
Fax: (519) 255-6540