DETROIT (WWJ) – The International Crossing planned between Detroit and Windsor will be built from steel but according to a new waiver policy it won’t be just any kind of steel.
“The agreements clearly stipulates that the steel would be source from both Canadian and U.S. sources,” said Mark Butler spokesman for Transport Canada. “So there won’t be purely U.S. steel, it won’t be purely Canadian steel, it will be North American steel.”
Butler said that thousands of construction jobs will be created on both sides of the border to build the international span. According to a new waiver policy, it won’t be just any kind of steel.
“It’s not going to be steel made in China or Chinese sources it’s going to be local steel and because of that it’s going to provide jobs on both sides of the border,” said Butler.
In January, the federal government had given the go-ahead for the Michigan Department of Transportation to complete the International Crossing near the Ambassador Bridge.
The Detroit International Bridge Company turned over land needed for an elevated ramp nearly a year ago and the Federal Highway Administration approved the additional work.
The ramp will allow trucks coming from Canada to access area freeways without going onto neighborhood streets.