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Contractors Given More Time to Bid on Gordie Howe Bridge Construction

(CBC News)

The group overseeing construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge has extended its deadline to receive proposals from contractors vying to win the right to build the $4.8-billion project.

Officials from the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority announced Thursday they will give the three groups bidding on the bridge four more months to come up with their detailed plans.

Last week, the bridge authority said the three consortiums short-listed to make the final bids asked for more time. The new deadline, now scheduled for May, is not expected to delay start of “significant construction” in 2018, according to a news release from the bridge authority. Click here to read more.