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PUBLIC BORDER OPERATORS ASSOCIATION BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT UPDATES Canada – United States Transportation Border Working Group Meeting Vancouver, BC October 21 & 22, 2014
The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) Assets Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge (St. Mary’s River Bridge Corporation (SMRBC) Thousand Islands International Bridge The Seaway International Bridge OVERVIEW OF FEDERAL BRIDGE CORPORATION MAJOR PROJECTS
New North Channel Bridge (NCB) ($74.8M) The new bridge, its approaches and toll facilities were opened to traffic in January 2014. The contract for the demolition of the old high-level structure has been awarded, works were initiated in August 2014 with a completion timeline of 24 months. Improvements to the approaches and final alignment of roadways, completion planned for 2016-17. THE SEAWAY INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE New NCB Aerial view of deck removal of old NCB
CBSA Facilities (Temporary buildings funded by CBSA) An Interim temporary CBSA building also opened with the new North Channel Bridge on January 24 th, 2014. A second phase for the completion of a more permanent CBSA building was completed August 19, 2014. No final decision by Government on the location of permanent facilities. THE SEAWAY INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE Aerial view of the more permanent interim CBSA facilities
Lansdowne Port Of Entry Rehabilitation of CBSA Facilities ($60M – 4 years) Identified as priority in Canada/US Border Action Plan, scope and funding approved by Treasury Board November 2013. New facility will house the CBSA Traffic/Commercial operations under one roof with nine primary travellers and four commercial PILS. Planning, site investigation and design component were initiated in 2014-15, project is planned for completion in 2017-18. THOUSAND ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE Concept Plan for CBSA Plaza Present CBSA Plaza
Repainting of the upper arch of the Canadian Bridge in 2018-19, deck overlay in 2020-21. US International Bridge Plaza Redevelopment - joint project SMRBC with US partner IBA aimed at improving traffic flow, safety and renewing infrastructure - $8.9 M. Completion October 2015. Replacement of the 52 year old toll plaza From 5 to 7 toll lanes with enhanced electronic tolling software (on-line accounts and credit card use) New 10 K square foot administration building Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project for Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). ($51.6M) Gateways and Border Crossings Fund Contribution Agreement (SMRBC with Transport Canada) amended for additional funding and extended timeline to 2017-18. SAULT STE. MARIE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE
Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project Maintenance Bldg. Duty Free CBSA Commercial Bldg. CBSA Traffic Bldg..
Construction underway of the new Duty Free shop and CBSA maintenance garage. SAULT STE. MARIE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE Front of the Duty Free Shop East wall of the Maintenance Building 1
$8.9M U.S. toll plaza. New 10,000 sq. ft. administration building. SAULT STE. MARIE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE
Phase 1 Replacement of Canadian Approach/New CBSA commercial facility Canadian Environmental assessment Act approval - received January 2014 International Bridges and Tunnel Act- Information submitted Feb.27/14 Phase 2 Construction of Twin Span Canadian Environmental Assessment Act approval - received January 2014 International Bridges and Tunnel Act- Information submitted Feb.27/14 U.S. Environmental Assessment (FONSI)- awaiting The Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project Status of Approvals
CBP/TRUCK AUTO INSPECTION FACILITY UPGRADES Initial meeting with CBP Feb 2014 Plans for complete new auto inspection facility construction Upgraded Commercial Inspection facility Funding/Budget issues discussed (Sec. 559) “Innovative” financing” prospects discussed Further meetings to be scheduled The Ambassador Bridge Enhancement Project
LEWISTON-QUEENSTON BRIDGE Phase 1 – New $8M U.S. Duty Free. Completion 2016. Remaining phases on hold pending CBP/GSA funding.
WHIRLPOOL BRIDGE Two new NEXUS booths replacing one CBSA booth. Became operational October 10, 2014. New NEXUS booths in the U.S. Operational spring 2014