More funds for Sault Ste Marie border crossing

by MM&D Online Staff

SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO—Federal minister of transport Lisa Raitt has announced additional funding for the redevelopment of the Canadian plaza at the Sault Ste Marie International Bridge border crossing. The government is making a further $7.5 million in funding available for this project, in addition to the $44 million announced in 2009.

The project involves expanding and redesigning the existing Canadian Port of Entry located within the bridge’s Customs plaza and will include the construction of new Canada Border Services Agency commercial and travellers’ examination facilities. A new inspection lane for buses will also be incorporated as well as a duty free shop and a maintenance building.

This project is being funded through the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund. The $2.1-billion Gateways and Border Crossings Fund works to improve the flow of goods and people between Canada and the rest of the world.

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