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November 7, 2012

Statement from the Minister of Transport on the defeat of Michigan proposition 6 (Français)

June 09, 2010

Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments Resolution No. 2010-11: Resolution of DRIC Support.

May 27, 2010 - Backgrounder: Detroit River International Crossing Financial Arrangements under a Public-Private Partnership (P3)

Prepared by Transport Canada and Michigan Department of Transportation, this document answers questions raised by Representatives and Senators of the Michigan Legislature concerning the proposed public-private partnership arrangement for the new Detroit River International Crossing project and the financial liability this could pose for Michigan in the future. It explains the proposed P3 arrangement and how financial risks would be allocated, and addresses the issue of whether anticipated toll revenues could cover future costs, and demonstrates that Michigan would not be liable for any costs for the DRIC project.

May 27, 2010

Ohio Senate Press Release: Buehrer, Senate Colleagues Urge Support for Construction of Detroit River International Bridge

May 26, 2010

Detroit Regional Chamber Press Release: Michigan House Approves Legislation Moving US a Step Closer to a New International Bridge in Detroit

Ohio Senate Resolution No. 223: Resolution of DRIC Support

May 20, 2010

CVMA Press Release: Vehicle Manufacturers Urge Governments to Secure Detroit River International Crossing Without Delay

March 9, 2010

Questions (with answers) received in response to MDOT's RFPOI posting

Ontario Statement - DRIC Traffic Projections Confirmed by Michigan Study

February 17, 2010
-- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) today released traffic information from a study prepared at the request of the Michigan Legislature. MDOT says findings from the new study reaffirm:

•  the need for an additional border crossing in the Detroit-Windsor corridor despite the current economic downturn;

•  traffic projections developed as part of the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS);

•  the strong bi-national commitment to construct a new publicly owned border crossing that will provide end-to-end connectivity and redundancy for the existing crossings.


MDOT News Release

MDOT News Release (Related Table)
Q&A for the Traffic Study Release

Preliminary Results of the Comprehensive Traffic and Toll Revenue Study for the DRIC Project Forecast Refresh and Update - Traffic-Only Summary - February 2010

Appendices

Job Opportunity - Michigan Census
The Census is currently doing intensive recruiting of community members to work in the field & office when the Census is delivered. The Census is committed to hiring residents - not outsiders - to administer the Census. They will pass out fliers, practice tests, and information about upcoming tests to all those interested. This is a great job opportunity for residents looking for employment.

A Census Recruiting Assistant will be speaking at a Public Information Meeting which will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Mark Twain Academy, 12800 Visger St. (south of Schaefer, off Fort St.) in Detroit. Additionally, information regarding this opportunity will be discussed at the January 27, 2010 Local Advisory Council Meeting.

January 27, 2010 - MDOT issues a Request for Proposal of Interest for the development of the DRIC Project under one or more Public-Private Partnerships.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Transport Canada (TC) are pleased to present a Request for Proposal of Interest (RFPOI) to individual firms or teams with experience in developing and/or financing large transportation infrastructure projects either in North America or internationally and that are interested in the development of the Detroit River International Crossing Project under one or more public-private partnerships. Individual firms or teams interested in responding to this request (Respondents) are invited, on a non-binding basis, to express their interest in the project.

    - RFPOI document with Appendices
    - MDOT Press Release

December 14, 2009- MDOT Press Release: Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for a study regarding the Detroit Intermodal Freight Terminal (DIFT) has been completed by MDOT and FHWA.

DIFT Summary

DIFT FEIS Brochure

The FEIS is available for review at:
  • Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale
  • Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Detroit Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Bowen Branch of the Detroit Public Library, 3648 W. Vernor, Detroit
  • MDOT Detroit Transportation Service Center, 1400 Howard St., Detroit
  • MDOT Oakland Transportation Service Center, 800 Vanguard Dr., Pontiac
  • MDOT Taylor Transportation Service Center, 6510 Telegraph Rd., Taylor
  • MDOT Region Office, 18101 W. Nine Mile Rd., Southfield
  • MDOT Bureau of Transportation Planning, 425 Ottawa St., Lansing
The document also may be viewed at www.michigan.gov/mdotstudies. Comments must be received on or before January 29, 2010.

Canadian News & Information Update - December 3, 2009

Federal News Release - Detroit River International Crossing Project Receives Environmental Approval. Read more [English] [French].

Provincial News Release - Another Milestone for The Windsor-Essex Parkway. Read more [English] [French].

October 28, 2009 - MDOT Press Release: MDOT to Host Public Meeting Regarding 2010 Reconstruction of M-85 (Fort Street) in Detroit

Canadian News & Information Update - August 24, 2009

News Release - Ontario EA Approval
Backgrounder - Ontario EA Approval

Canadian News & Information Update - April 24, 2009.
Ministry of Environment Notice of Completion of Review of DRIC EA

April 2009 - U.S. Economic Brochure - Detroit River International Crossing - An Economic Boost to Michigan

Canadian News & Information Update - March 24, 2009. Read more [English] [French]

January 16, 2009 - Canadian Study Team Welcomes Michigan Announcement. Read more [English]

Canadian News & Information Update - January 15, 2009
[English] [French]

January 15, 2009 - MDOT Press Release: Federal government approves new Detroit-Windsor border crossing system
January 15, 2009 - Background for DRIC Record of Decision

January 14, 2009 - U.S. Department of Transportation Press Release - USDOT Signs 'Record of Decision' for DRIC

Canadian News & Information Update - January 12, 2009
[English] [French]

Canadian News & Information Update - January 6, 2009
Notice of Submission of Ontario Environmental Assessment [English] [French]

Canadian News & Information Update - January 2, 2009
Detroit River International Crossing Study Team Files Ontario Environmental Assessment Report [English] [French]

Canadian News & Information Update - December 15, 2008
Completed Comment Period on DRIC Draft Environmental Assessment Report

November 26, 2008 - MDOT Press Release: FEIS announced for the DRIC

July 9, 2008 - Oakland County MI News Release - Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis Announce Support for DRIC Downriver Border Crossing Project

Canadian News & Information Update - June 18, 2008
Binational Effort One Step Closer to a New Border Crossing Between Windsor and Detroit [English] [French]

June 13, 2008 - MDOT Press Release: Public invited to review hearing transcript of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for DRIC study

Canadian News & Information Update - May 1, 2008
The Detroit River International Crossing Study Team Announces Preferred Access Road

May 1, 2008 - MDOT Press Release: MDOT and Federal Highway Administration extend public comment period for DRIC study

Canadian News & Information Update - April 2008
DRIC study team's review of GreenLink cost estimates
DRIC study team's assessment of GreenLink proposal's highway specifications.

Bi-National News Release
March 3, 2008 – Border Transportation Partnership Reaches Milestone.
Foundations investigations completed. The Governments of Canada, the United States, Ontario and Michigan announced today that the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study teams have reached an important milestone with the completion of the technical analysis of the foundations investigations.

Click here to read the News Release: [ English ] [ French ]
Click here to read the Backgrounder: [ English ] [ French ]
Click here to see the map image.

February 19, 2008 - MDOT Press Release: DRIC Study to make Draft Environmental Impact Statement available for public review and comment

Canadian News & Information Update - September 2007

The DRIC Study Team would like to advise study stakeholders and the public about additional information that is now available for review.

Additional air quality information was communicated to the Windsor-Essex region through media interviews and an Opinion/Editorial by SENES Consulting (click here to view this document). This information has been posted to this web site. Technical reports continue to be added to the Canadian Reports section of the website and all interim draft reports are expected to be available by the week of October 1, 2007.

Stakeholders and the public are encouraged to provide comments to the DRIC Study Team any time between now and early November.

Canadian News & Information Update - September 2006
Foundations Investigations FAQ
Foundations Fact Sheet
Foundations Investigations Press Release September 6, 2006

Canadian News & Information Update - August 2006
Myth Busters
Air Quality Assessment FAQ's
Tunneling FAQ's
Air Quality Assessment

U.S. Deep Drilling Program
Drilling to test for the location of salt cavities will begin in January 2007. Rigs will drill 14 holes to a depth of about 1,500 feet. This work is standard practice and safe. It will take several months to complete and will be done on public and private property for which permission has been granted. MDOT is committed to doing all it can to reduce disruptions to the neighborhood."

U.S. Shallow Drilling Program – Summer and Fall 2006
Drilling Notice
Rigs will drill dozens of holes to a depth of about 10 feet to test soils. The results will be used to define environmental conditions and help determine the best location for a plaza and ramps. This work is standard practice and safe, and will be done in public streets and on private property for which permission has been granted.
MDOT will do all it can to reduce disruptions to the neighborhood. The DRIC field office staff at the Delray Recreation Center, 420 Leigh Street, will be available to answer your questions (313.843.0730 ext. 228).

MDOT Real Estate Division
Your Rights and Benefits: When Displaced by a Transportation Project [ English ] [ English Supplemental ] [ Spanish ]
Do you have to move as the result of a transportation project? You may be eligible for relocation services and payments provided by state and federal laws. This booklet explains the relocation program, what relocation services are available, and what can affect you in this transition information on relocation payments and eligibility.

Public Roads & Private Property [ English ] [ English Supplemental ] [ Spanish ] [ Video - English - Spanish ]
Do you have questions about how a route is determined or how property is purchased? This booklet addresses frequently ask questions ranging from relocation assistance to Act 87.

WINDSOR - The governments of Canada, the United States, Ontario and Michigan announced today that they have made significant progress towards developing a new river crossing at the Detroit-Windsor Gateway. [French]

  • To view the Canadian Backgrounder document, please click here. [French]
  • To view the U.S. Backgrounder document, please click here.
  • To view the joint Canadian-U.S. Economic Backgrounder document, please click here. [French]
  • To view the map showing the Area of Continued Analyses, please click here.
  • To view the presentation slides shown at the Technical Briefing meeting November 14, 2005,
    please click here.

October 4, 2005 - OTTAWA - Canada and Ontario are pleased to confirm today the announcement by the Office of the Governor or Michigan of the elimination of eight alignment alternatives within two corridors under consideration for a new border crossing .

October 4, 2005 - Governor Granholm Announces Downriver, Belle Isle Eliminated as Options for New Border Crossing

August 30, 2005 - Statement of the Border Transportation Partnership on Governance of the New/Expanded Detroit River International Crossing

August 22, 2005 - MDOT Press Advisory: Scope of Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study to be discussed Aug. 31 in Detroit

August 1, 2005 - MDOT Press Release: MDOT seeks comments on the scope of the Detroit River International Crossing Study from local advisory council and federal, state, and local officials

June 10, 2005 - MDOT Press Release: MDOT to host four public meetings in June on Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study

March 29, 2005 - MDOT Press Release: MDOT invites public comment on Detroit River International Crossing study

February 15, 2005 - MDOT Press Release: Windsor - Detroit Crossing Study Moves Forward

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