Lewiston-Queenston U.S.-Canada bridge to add 6 U.S.-bound lanes

A $91 million expansion of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge will be built by the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, according to a report in the The Buffalo News.

New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced the project, which will include adding six lanes of traffic entering the United States from Canada and a new 32,000-square-foot customs building replacing the current 5,000-square-foot customs building.

The commission estimates the project will create 200 construction jobs.

The 4 1/2-year project will be funded by the commission borrowing $70 million. Additional funding sources include the U.S. General Services Administration, which will pay $3.45 million a year for a 20-year lease for customs and border protection facilities at the bridge. GSA is also paying $8.7 million to pay for specialized equipment connected with the project.