Selfie observation decks, bike rack contest part of Gordie Howe bridge perks

The team building the Gordie Howe International Bridge announced Friday a significant package of community benefits to aid the communities in Windsor and southwest Detroit most impacted by the project.

Among the dozens of pieces, the package includes initiatives for job training and hiring, for using minority and local firms as contractors, and for greening and streetscape improvements in both communities.

And state Sen. Stephanie Chang, a Democrat who represents the Delray district in southwest Detroit where the bridge will land, said in a statement that she was thrilled with the benefits package.

“This marks a crucial milestone in a long journey for the Delray and southwest Detroit communities,” she said. “Today’s announcement is an important testament to the tenacity and perseverance of residents in my district, as well as the strong relationship we have developed over the years with the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and the State of Michigan.”

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