MDOT to seek bids for Ambassador Bridge construction

Published On: Mar 13 2012 02:24:16 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2012 02:44:28 PM EDT

The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to seek bids for completion of a $230 million construction project on the U.S. side of the Ambassador Bridge.

The plans come after a judge Thursday ordered the company that controls the international crossing to surrender control of its portion of the project to MDOT.

Wayne County Judge Prentis Edwards also ordered that a $16 million account be set up to fund the work.

Before the ruling, the Detroit International Bridge Co. said it was making progress on its share of the Gateway Project and had pledged to complete the work.

MDOT says it could start awarding contracts next month. The agency says it wants plans to quickly get thousands of trucks off secondary streets.


The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus