Tunnel Plaza Officially Opens

Windsor-Detroit Tunnel sign . (photo by Mike Vlasveld)

Another key piece of the Let’s Get Windsor-Essex Moving Strategy is in place with the official opening of the new Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Plaza.

The $300-million strategy was a commitment by both the provincial and federal governments to improve traffic congestion around Windsor’s border crossings into Detroit. The tunnel plaza renovations cost $35-million, with $25-million coming from the Ontario government and the remainder from the federal level.

Kathryn McGarry, parliamentary secretary to Ontario’s minister of transportation, says it’s already doing a lot to get border traffic off Windsor streets. “I think improving the efficiency and the ability for the border guards to go about their business, has certainly reduced some of the traffic congestion on some of the surrounding roadways like Wyandotte and Goyeau Ave.”

McGarry also took a driving tour of the Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Pkwy. during her visit to the city. She anticipates the official opening of that project later this summer.