Toll Plaza update: IBA prepares for new booths and toll software

Fast Facts:

  • The 2-year, 8.9-million-dollar Toll Plaza construction project continues at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge.
  • A recent survey shows traffic impacts have been minimal.
  • The IBA’s goal is to get two permanent toll booths installed and operational in October.
  • New enhanced toll software is slated to be installed in early 2015.

 Sept. 11, 2014 – The International Bridge Administration (IBA)  is breathing a collective sigh of relief as the summer peak traffic season progresses without major congestion issues from the 2-year, 8.9-million-dollar Toll Plaza construction project.

“We are very pleased with the safe and smooth traffic flow through the toll plaza project,” said IBA General Manager Phil Becker. “A lot of planning went into the temporary (more…)

Toll Plaza Project Update – September 3, 2014

The largest crane in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, capable of lifting 175 tons, is at the IBA today, lifting and setting the 17-ton tunnel sections! 

Pre-cast Tunnel Section

Toll Lane 17-ton pre-cast tunnel sections

 We will set 13 pre-cast concrete sections today.  That’s 221 tons or 442,000 lbs!

Also, photo Galleries for project work completed in August are now available too!

View current pictures at   or  .

Toll Plaza Photo Gallery – Week 9

The Bridge Authority’s reconstruction project of the U.S. toll plaza is progressing well. We’re happy to post for your viewing select photos from week 9 of the project.

Please Click HERE for Week 9 to view the gallery

We’d like to thank all our customers for your patience while we’re under construction.

SMRBC Posts Plaza Project Update – August 14, 2014

Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project – August 14, 2014, Project Update

St Mary’s River Bridge Company (SMRBC) posted a new update on the Canadian plaza project.  Click HERE for their latest project information and photos!

And here is SMRBC’s latest rendering of what will be the Canadian plaza when completed!

Questions related to the Canadian Plaza Redevelopment Project can be submitted on line to André Girard Vice President, Communications, for the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited through their website at:


Photos from Toll Plaza Project – Weeks 7 & 8!

IBA’s toll plaza reconstruction project week 7& 8 photo galleries are now available for viewing.

Please Click HERE for Week 7 to and Click HERE for Week 8!

We’d like to thank all our customers for your patience while we’re under construction.