MASSE DEMANDS PLAZA AND CROSSING CLOSEST TO SANDWICH TOWNE BE EILIMINATED: Town Hall to be held

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March 31, 2008

MASSE DEMANDS PLAZA AND CROSSING CLOSEST TO SANDWICH TOWNE BE EILIMINATED: Town Hall to be held

Windsor, On- Today, Brian Masse, Member of Parliament (Windsor West) and NDP Transport, Auto policy, and Border Critic, demanded the Detroit River International Crossing study (DRIC) eliminate the plaza and crossing closest to Sandwich Towne as options for the official site selection.

“The time has come for the DRIC to do what the residents have been demanding. Plaza C and Crossing C are unacceptable and must be eliminated immediately. Plazas B and B1 have passed all the stability tests required as the DRIC has announced. There is no reason to not rule out the most contentious and destructive of the options. Crossing A is what residents want along with one of the B Plazas. There is no need to wait and maintain the climate of fear and dread that has engulfed residents of Sandwich Towne for the past number of years,” Masse stated.

The DRIC announced recently that all plaza options have passed stability tests which are needed to locate the landing site for the next crossing. Both landing sites on the US side of the border have also been approved. There are four plaza locations on the Canadian side and three bridge crossing sites.

“The period of delay and confusion is over. We know now that the right option is available. The focus and attention on the access route has not distracted residents of this community from the equally crucial determination of the location of the new crossing and plaza. We will be holding a town hall on Thursday April 24 (St. John’s Parish Hall -3305 Sandwich Street) to ensure that Sandwich Town residents’ opinions and views are heard,” Masse declared.

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