Akwesasne, Ontario – June 7, 2024 – The Seaway International Bridge Corporation (SIBC) is taking proactive steps to manage traffic flow and ensure safety during the ongoing strike affecting the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). In response to potential bottlenecks at the CBSA entrance, SIBC will be implementing specific measures to alleviate congestion and maintain efficient movement of vehicles.

During the strike, the center toll booth lane will be dedicated to domestic traffic only in situations where there would be a bottleneck at the entrance of CBSA. This strategic measure will allow domestic traffic to circulate around the congested area, reducing delays and improving traffic flow.

“Our primary concern is the safety and efficiency of traffic across the Seaway International Bridge,” said Marc Chénier, Bridge Director of SIBC. “By dedicating the center toll booth lane to domestic traffic during peak congestion periods, we aim to minimize disruption and maintain smooth operations.”

SIBC’s maintenance staff will be actively directing traffic on our side of the bridge to ensure safety and efficiency. Additionally, our toll staff will be empowered to open the center toll booth lane as needed, coordinating the flow of traffic to best manage the situation.

Emergency vehicles will continue to have priority access to the center toll lane, ensuring that critical services are not impeded during this period.

SIBC remains committed to providing a safe and efficient crossing for all travelers and will continue to monitor the situation closely. We appreciate the public’s understanding and cooperation during this time. Live traffic cams of the Seaway International Bridge traffic can also be viewed at:

For further updates and information, please visit our website at or contact our customer service at 613-932-6601.

About Seaway International Bridge Corporation:

The Seaway International Bridge Corporation (SIBC) operates and maintains the Seaway International Bridge, ensuring safe and efficient transportation between Canada and the United States. Committed to high standards of service, SIBC collaborates with various stakeholders to support economic development and community well-being.

This press release provides detailed information about the traffic management measures SIBC is implementing during the CBSA strike to ensure safety and efficiency.

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Marc Chénier, Bridge Director

The Seaway International Bridge Corporation, Ltd.