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Corridor Studies
New International Trade Crossing Study (NITC)

Project Sponsors
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Description
This study (formerly known as the Detroit River International Crossing Study) reviewed the need for and location of a new border crossing between Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario. Currently, two remaining Practical Alternatives, both in the vicinity of Delray and located in the area upriver from Zug Island to just southwest of the Ambassador Bridge, are being analyzed: Crossing X-10 – which lands near the mouth of the Rouge River, and Crossing X-11 – which lands just east of historic Fort Wayne.

Status
In January 2009, the Federal Highway Administration issued a Record of Decision (ROD) approving the NITC - a new border crossing between the U.S. and Canada.

In January 2010, MDOT issued the Request for Proposal of Interest for the Detroit-Windsor border crossing system.(PDF)

Consultant(s)
The Corradino Group
Parsons Transportation Group

Contact
Mohammed Alghurabi, MDOT
(517) 373-7674

New International Trade Crossing Study

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