Queenston-Lewiston Bridge plaza work finished

by Array

QUEENSTON, ONTARIO: Construction has wrapped up on the central plaza building at the Queenston-Lewiston International Bridge near Niagara Falls.

“The Government of Canada is proud to have invested in the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge, one of the busiest Canada-US border crossings,” said Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. “Investments in the Queenston plaza will help to reduce traffic congestion, facilitate local border crossings and improve this important trade link in the Niagara region.”

In 2009, the bridge saw about 675,000 commercial trucks and over 2.6 million cars.

The project was the second phase of improvements to the Canadian plaza and included the construction of a central building for the Canada Border Services Agency and Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The project also included 10 passenger vehicle primary inspection booths and a separate bus-processing lane.

The first phase included the construction of an elevated parking structure, a toll complex, a primary commercial customs processing facility, a retaining and security wall, as well as a new maintenance storage facility.