SARNIA, ONT. — The federal government has announced spending of $6 million from its National Trade Corridors Fund on roadway and port facilities in Sarnia-Lambton in southwestern Ontario.
Improvements to the Port of Sarnia will include a new docking facility to move oversized loads between the transport trucking and marine shipping industries accessing the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway systems, stated an Aug. 7 release.
In addition, a 26.7-kilometre roadway will be built to accommodate local industrial manufacturers transporting oversized loads to the Port of Sarnia. The designated route will reduce or eliminate the need for road closures for residential and commuter traffic, noted the release.
The projects are expected to create 120 jobs during construction.