The Windsor-Detroit Gateway is Canadaâ€™s largest border crossing. It currently consists of four crossing points:
- Ambassador Bridge
- Windsor-Detroit Tunnel
- Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry
- Central Michigan Rail Tunnel
Trade and Traffic volumes
In 2007, approximately $117.5 billion worth of merchandise traversed through the Gateway, representing 35.1 per cent of Canadaâ€™s total road trade. On average, almost $307 million in commodities travelled through the Windsor-Detroit gateway each day in 2006.
The government is committed to improving traffic flow at the Windsor Gateway to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently, to help build prosperity for Ontario families and to strengthen our economy. The Ministry of Transportationâ€™s Windsor Border Initiatives Implementation Group is working with partners to implement several projects that address traffic flow, congestion and efficiency in the Windsor-Detroit Gateway.
Let's Get Windsor-Essex Moving
The Letâ€™s Get Windsor-Essex Moving (LGWEM) strategy is $300 million joint provincial and federal commitment to improve efficiency and reduce congestion in the connecting routes leading to the border crossings in Windsor-Detroit. Several projects are underway or complete.
Detroit River International Crossing Study
The Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study was a four-year coordinated effort by Canada, the United States, Michigan and Ontario, to provide for the safe, efficient and secure movement of people and goods across the Canadian-U.S. border in the Detroit River area through the identification of a new end-to-end border transportation system.
Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway
The Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway is a new below-grade freeway that will connect Highway 401 to a new inspection plaza and new bridge over the Detroit River while providing the community with the benefits of service roads, green spaces, trails and tunnelled roadwaysections.