The second-busiest U.S.-Canadian border bridge will be limited to one lane of traffic in each direction from April to July as crews will be resurfacing and waterproofing the span. The Blue Water Bridge connects Port Huron, Mich., with Sarnia, Ontario. In addition to longer wait times, the lane reduction also restricts wide loads to a maximum of 11 feet.
Dedicated NEXUS and FAST lanes will not be available during the project as all vehicles will be using the same lanes. An extra lane opens up in each direction as traffic approaches the toll plazas at either end.
The part of the bridge that is being worked on is the original 1937 span. The twin span, where both directions of traffic will be routed, was added in 1997.
According to Blue Water Bridge Canada, the best alternates in the region are the Ambassador Bridge or Detroit-Windsor tunnel to the south. The Ambassador Bridge is the busiest border crossing between the two countries.
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