Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Deal on Second Windsor-Detroit Bridge Said to Be Ready to Alleviate Bottlenecks: Deal on Second Windsor Bridge Reported

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Deal on Second Windsor-Detroit Bridge Said to Be Ready to Alleviate Bottlenecks: Deal on Second Windsor Bridge Reported

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OTTAWA - Canada's manufacturers and export lobby group says a deal has been reached with Michigan to build a second bridge between Windsor, Ont. and Detroit.

No official confirmation has been given, but the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters group says the federal cabinet is expected to give approval later this week.

The Prime Minister's Office would not comment.

But reports say a joint announcement could be made as early as Friday.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said last month he was looking at an "interlocal" agreement with Canada, which would not require approval from the state legislature.

His spokeswoman, Sara Wurfel, said she cannot confirm any announcement or agreement at this point.

However, she added, "the governor...reiterated today that this is one of the top priorities for him to get done because of the importance to Michigan's economy...and what it means for job creation, international trade, export and the leveraging that Michigan can gain for helping address its roads and bridges. …

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