Improvements at the Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry will reroute haz-mat and oversize loads on a 150-mile detour to cross the northern border.
The Ontario Ministry of Transport and Transport Canada recently granted $8.8 million to improve infrastructure at the Windsor terminal and dock. The changes are expected to increase the ferry’s number of trips to more than the current ten trips daily.
The ferry transports about 40 to 50 haz-mat and oversize trucks across the American-Canadian border daily, since such loads are not permitted to use the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel or the Ambassador Bridge. For the duration of the renovations, trucks will need to use the Blue Water Bridge crossing from Port Huron, Mich., to Sarnia, Ontario.