Blue Water Bridge Resurfacing in April to Restrict Lanes, FAST

The Blue Water Bridge international crossing will be partially closed beginning in April for the resurfacing and waterproof undercoating of its original span. Work is expected to be finished by July 1. Bridge co-owners, Blue Water Bridge Canada (BWBC) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are coordinating the construction project.

Only one lane of traffic will be open in each direction across the bridge, with two lanes available in each direction as vehicles approach the toll plazas at each end of the bridge.

Reduced lane access during the project will prevent the availability of a dedicated lane for NEXUS and FAST motorists as well as for buses. Wide loads will be restricted to less than 3.35 metres (11 ft), and bicyclists cannot be accommodated during the construction.

Due to the longer wait times expected at the border, motorists are encouraged to travel at off-peak hours, if possible, or travel south to use the international ferry at Sombra/Marine City, or the bridge or tunnel crossings in the Windsor/Detroit area.

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