The Northern Gateway to the NAFTA Super Highway
A view of Industrial Park from the southwest towards the northeast
The Town of Forest has many acres of land for industrial growth for
present and future factories moving into the Forest area. The
Citizens are proud of our industrial park as it grows the local economy of
Forest and the rest of Ontario.
The United States Federal Government is currently undertaking a study
to designate a "Super Highway" for transportation of goods from the
Mexican border through the mid-continental U.S. and into Canada. The study
is focusing on two primary options:
1. A proposal to expand Interstate-69 southward from Indianapolis to
Houston accompanied by a second-phase extension from Houston to Laredo. This
Nafta Super Highway would directly link the industrial centres of Canada and
the United States with the Texas Gulf Port and Mexico.
2. Designation of Interstate-35, which begins in Laredo at the
Texas-Mexico border and continues north through Oklahoma, Kansas and Iowa
before terminating at the Canadian-U.S. border in Duluth, Minnesota, as the
NAFTA Super Highway. A northeastern spur of Interstate-35 would be
constructed which would terminate in central Michigan.
Under both options, the northern terminus for the Highway will be Central
Michigan. A tremendous economic opportunity exists for the border region of
Lambton County, Ontario to establish itself as the entry point for the
connecting link into Canada.
As the entry link into Canada for the NAFTA Super Highway, Lambton has much
- The International Bluewater Bridge
- Strategic location in the North American Marketplace
- The natural choice of the trucking industry
- Superb transportation infrastructure
The Sarnia-Lambton Council for Economic Renewal advocates the designation of
Sarnia-Lambton County as the entry link into Canada for the NAFTA Super
Superb Transportation Infrastructure
Sarnia-Lambton County has the transportation infrastructure to justify its
designation as the Northern Gateway to the NAFTA Super highway! Recent
improvements have made our excellent system even better than before.