$9.3 Million to Go Towards Tollbooth Upgrades at Border Bridges

While the border between the U.S. and Canada has yet to be fully opened, investments are being made at bridges connecting the two.

A $9.3 million contract will provide upgrades for the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge toll systems. The goal is to modernize the system, creating a better service for customers coming from either side. Doing so could also potentially cut down administrative costs in long run.

The contract was designed through an agreement between the International Bridge Association, the Michigan Department of Transportation and Federal Bridge Corporation Limited. “We just want to make sure that we can continue with things that will provide technological upgrades into the future, make things more efficient at the bridges, and potentially provide some administrative cost savings going forward,” said Dan Weingarten, communications representative for the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The contract will also provide the same benefits to the Blue Water Bridge which connects Port Huron, Michigan to Sarnia, Ontario.