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Canadian taxpayer money exepected for new Detroit crossing

LANSING (WKZO) -- Canadian taxpayers are expected to front approximately 350-million dollars to acquire land for a portion of the New International Trade Crossing bridge project.  That's according to estimates from Governor Rick Snyder's office.

Officials say the project is on track and they're moving closer to acquiring land from residents next year.  Snyder spokesman Ken Silfven says the 350-million dollars is part of the 550-million the Canadian government agreed to pay for land acquisition, construction of a U.S. Customs plaza and road to connect I-75 and the bridge.

The 2.1-billion dollar project calls for a six-lane bridge linking I-75 and the Windsor-Essex Parkway.