Lambton County council has committed up to $1.2 million over four years to design and build an oversize load corridor.
The money approved last week is conditional on getting 50% funding from Transport Canada’s national trade corridor fund.
An oversize load corridor has been discussed for years. It would help local metal fabricating and manufacturing companies get their products to Sarnia Harbour, and from there to export markets around the world.
Currently, moving large industrial components on Sarnia-Lambton roads requires the hiring of extra police to control traffic and utility crews to temporarily adjust hydro lines and streetlights.
An engineering study has been identifying where road and infrastructure improvements are needed.