Gordie Howe International Bridge

  • Formerly known as the New International Trade Crossing (NITC) and the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC).

    Gordie Howe International BridgeThe Gordie Howe International Bridge project is the largest and most ambitious bi-national border infrastructure project along the Canada-United States border.

    It will provide for the safe, efficient and secure movement of people and goods across the Canada-U.S. border in the Detroit River area to support the economies of Ontario, Michigan, Canada and the United States.

    The new six-lane bridge across the Detroit River between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan is a component of a new end-to-end transportation system that also includes associated border inspection plazas and connections to the freeway systems in Ontario and Michigan. This project will provide an essential additional crossing option at one of the busiest Canada-U.S. commercial border crossings.

    Once complete, the new bridge will provide:

    • Additional capacity to increase trade between Canada and the United States 
    • System connectivity
    • Improved border processing and capacity

MDOT Contacts

  • Mohammed Alghurabi
    Senior Project Manager 
    517-204-1417

    Hussein Ibrahim
    Deputy Project Manager
    248-228-6006

    Jim Siler
    Construction Project Manager
    810-459-5551

    Jeff Cranson
    Director of Communications
    517-373-2090