New traffic scanners will provide cross-border motorists with minute-by-minute updates at the Peace Bridge and Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. Instead of relying on general 0-30 or 30-60 time frames, travelers will now know exactly how long wait times are at the border. The new technology, which uses complex algorithms and Bluetooth technology, is currently being installed near customs plazas. The project has a cost of $1.7 million and is being split by both the U.S. and Canadian federal governments. The scanners will measure and report traffic delays, and then relay the information to each Bridge’s website as well as the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission’s site for the public to consult. There are eight sensors at the Queenston-Lewiston bridge and nine sensors at the Peace Bridge. The Rainbow Bridge is scheduled to have the technology in place next year.
Currently, motorists can monitor bridge traffic at a number of Buffalo/Southern Ontario border crossings by visiting the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission website. The new technology will provide more frequent and specific information. Contact Berardi Immigration Law if you have questions on your admissibility to the U.S. or other immigration matters.
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