Advance construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge has started on the Michigan side, with a July 17 groundbreaking in southwest Detroit.
Construction could start in earnest by early October. The bridge is scheduled to open in 2020.
“Construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge will help spur economic activity in Ontario and Michigan. Once in service, the new bridge will accelerate the flow of goods and services and provide a much-needed crossing alternative at the busiest Canada-U.S. commercial border crossing, creating thousands of jobs and opportunities on both sides of the border,” according to the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.