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Job numbers for new bridge should mirror parkway project, union leader says

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 ... Read more

Parkway Landscape Takes Shape

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 ... Read more

Parkway worker believed to have been crushed during concrete pour

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 ... Read more
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