Apparently multi-billionaire Matty Maroon, the troll who owns the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario now wants to get a permit to build a new bridge next to his current bridge.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality published a public notice concerning the new span which Maroon wants to build in the current MDEQ Calendar.
Proposal 6 is the Maroon-backed measure to stop present plans by
Canada to construct a new international bridge 2 miles south of Maroon's Bridge, which is presently the busiest international crossing point on the U.S.-Canada border.
I'm thinking that Canada, Ontario and the City of Windsor will probably all be unanimously opposed to Maroon's proposal, but I've not yet found anything specific from any of these governments about the current permit matter.
Our Canadian neighbor's have for years been trying to re-route all of this international truck traffic because of the deleterious effects on the City of Windsor, Ontario. I think Michigan citizens should support our Canadian friends in their endeavors to solve this transportation systems management problem, instead of allowing Matty Maroon to dominate this crossing location.
See below for the text of the public notice from MDEQ:
PUBLIC HEARING ON PERMIT APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY THE DETROIT
INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE COMPANY, WARREN, WAYNE COUNTY, MICHIGAN. The Water Resources Division will hold a public hearing at the Detroit Western International High School, 1500 Scotten Street, Detroit, Michigan 48209, with a one-hour informal question and answer session
starting at 6:30 p.m. and the public hearing beginning at 7:30 p.m. Enter the school using the main entrance (by the flags) and park in student parking. The hearing will be for Permit Application
Number 12-82-0075-P, submitted by the Detroit International Bridge Company, Attn: Dan Stamper, President, 12225 Stephens Road, Warren, Michigan 48089. The applicant proposes to construct a 6,200-foot long (1.17 mile) twin span cable stayed bridge, of which 2,550 feet (0.48 miles) will be over the Detroit River. The bridge will be to the west of the existing span bridge, connecting directly
into the north side of the existing plaza in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and into the south side of the existing plaza in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America. The existing bridge will be taken out of service and evaluated for possible future use. No dredging, structures, or piers are proposed in the Detroit River below the ordinary high water mark. All construction will take place on land. Information
Contact: Jeremy Richardson, Water Resources Division, 586-753-3860.