September 1, 2016, One million tonnes of gravel has been hauled to the 132-acre plaza site of the the Gordie Howe International Bridge, creating a manmade hill which stands eight metres tall.
Where a year ago there was a mass of trees and shrubbery on the outskirts of the city’s west end, there is now a mound of gravel brought in on 30 ships from Ohio, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Leamington and Manitoulin Island to form a massive base for the ...
January 22, 2016, Essex Region Conservation Authority
Presentation of 2015 Conservation Award Winners
The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway set precedents in many ways: the project scope, the multiple levels of environmental issues that needed to be addressed, and the creative solutions that were implemented to ensure that this massive project benefited the overall environmental sustainability of our region.
An ecosystem approach was taken for the planning of all ecological work including fisheries and wetland compensation, species at risk mitigation and ...
January 20, 2016, The Windsor Star
A shortlist of three contractors among six who applied to construct the Gordie Howe International Bridge project was released Wednesday as the plan now enters its final bidding phase to select a winning builder.
The three groups are listed as Legacy Link Partners, Bridging North America and CanAm Gateway Partners.
The new Detroit River crossing project includes plazas on both sides of the border and new feeder road to connect with I-75 in Detroit. The Howe ...
Aug 27, 2014, The Windsor Star
Unionized workers in Windsor make $7.43 more per hour than non-unionized workers according to a study released Wednesday by the Canadian Labour Congress.
Windsor’s unionized wage rates also bettered the provincial average wage gap of $6.42 per hour between the non-unionized and unionized workforces.
The report examined the wages for unionized and non-unionized workers in 76 metropolitan and other census areas in Canada.
CLC president Hassan Yussuff said those wages have a ripple effect in the region’s ...
Aug 10, 2014, The Windsor Star
A lot of high-ranking bureaucrats and politicians have taken over the reigns the past decade to push the planned government-backed Detroit River bridge to the brink of construction.
Enter CEO Mike Cautillo and board chairman Mark McQueen — named last week as leaders of the new Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority by the Harper government to get the job done.
“I’m very conscious a lot of good people brought things this far,” McQueen said. “Now it is our ...
Aug 07, 2014, The Windsor Star
Up to 5,000 workers may be employed during the duration of the Detroit River International Crossing bridge project — matching the numbers which have worked on the $1.4-billion Herb Gray Parkway, according to local officials.
Both Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt have vowed thousands of jobs — potentially between 10,000 to 15,000 – are coming to help build the planned Detroit River bridge.
But based on local experience with the parkway ...
Jul 11, 2014, The Windsor Star
If you've been in Windsor’s west end lately you've probably noticed the small army of landscapers who’ve been toiling to put the “park” into the $1.4-billion Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway.
Since last fall, crews of between 20 and 40 people at a time have been visible along Huron Church Line and the far western end of the E.C. Row Expressway as they plant scores of trees with skidsteers and backhoes.
With bits of the highway ...
Jun 18, 2014, The Windsor Star
The Herb Gray Parkway worker who died in a construction accident Tuesday was crushed by a massive steel form, according to sources close to the project.
The 40-year-old worker, who was employed by PCR Contractors, has not yet been identified by parkway officials, police or labour ministry. The family also requested his identity not be immediately released.
Four orders were issued by Ontario’s labour ministry Wednesday against PCR Contractors, the local company responsible for the portion ...