Coast Guard Seeks Public Comments on Ambassador Bridge Proposal

DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard, the lead federal agency for the proposed project, announced the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the construction of an additional bridge span to be constructed to the west side of the existing bridge spans of the Ambassador Bridge, between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.

The Coast Guard is seeking comments as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The EA evaluates the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the Proposed Action. The Coast Guard is also seeking additional comments as part of the public involvement process under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

The Michigan State Historical Preservation Officer (SHPO) determined that the proposed project would result in an adverse effect to the existing Ambassador Bridge due to visual and other aesthetic impacts in a letter to the project applicant dated Mar. 26, 2007. The existing bridge structure is eligible for listing for the National Register of Historic Places. The Coast Guard requests public comments on the proposed design of the planned bridge and potential impacts to the existing Ambassador Bridge.

The Draft EA is available for viewing or downloading on the Ambassador Bridge web site at:

Comments should be submitted in writing and must reach the Coast Guard by June 1, 2007. Please mail comments to the following address:

Commander (dpb)
Ninth Coast Guard District
1240 E. 9th Street – Room 2025
Cleveland, Ohio 44199-2060

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