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Old 03-01-2008, 06:21 AM   #1
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From Canada crossing at Detroit. Do you recommend The Ambassador Bridge??? or????

I heard I-75 was under construction in this area!! Anyone confirm this???

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Old 03-01-2008, 06:21 AM   #2
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From Canada crossing at Detroit. Do you recommend The Ambassador Bridge??? or????

I heard I-75 was under construction in this area!! Anyone confirm this???

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Old 03-02-2008, 08:10 PM   #3
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Just through the bridge last weekend. Yes lots of construction and detours all over the place. They are reconstructing on and off ramps and this is how it will be for the next 2 years. Now we needed to take I75 North to get back to Sault Ste Marie and we did a bit of driving through the part of Detroit known as Mexican Town, about 10 minutes worth and then we were okay. Not the greatest part of town but lots of traffic due to the detour. I don't think that I would take the trouble to go all the way to downtown Windsor to take the tunnel. Not to mention I don't think I would take my A through there a little cramped for my liking. Have taken the C through but at a crawl. My only suggestion is to take your time and watch the signs very carefully, they are a bit confusing, but they do get you to where you need to be.

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The bluewater bridge to Port Huron is a much nicer crossing. And no traffic lights on the 402.


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Old 03-04-2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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Hey Sevie!!! Are you saying Port Huron would be better than The Ambassador Bridge????

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Old 03-04-2008, 03:52 PM   #6
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Yes im saying Sarnia to Port Huron bridge is way better then going through Detroit. It may be slightly longer but much better......


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We travel from Buffalo New York area to Michigan at least 7 times a year in both cars and our coach. Grew up in Michigan and worked in Metro Detroit virtually my whole life.

Bluewater is always much smoother. We don't even go through Detroit/Windsor anymore even if we are going to the Detroit metro area.

Bluewater is longer only if you are going to the Southeast portion of the Detroit area, i.e I-94 corridor between Detroit I-696. However, very few people have that area as a destination w/an RV.

Best bet is Bluewater in almost every situation.

If you do go through Detroit, the bridge is always better than the tunnel.

BTW, if you cross at Niagara Falls/Buffalo - the Peace Bridge is 5 times faster than the Rainbow bridge going both ways.
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Scott and Steve You have me thinking I should go to Port Huron and the Bluewater Bridge instead of Windsor and The Ambassador Bridge!!!

Anyone been thru Port Huron lately????

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If you are asking where to stay, the Port Huron KOA gets good reviews. I haven't stayed there but, as a campground owner I have heard they are doing a great job.

As far as traveling through there, you don't even see the city as it is all interstate.
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We live within sight of the bridge (Bluewater) and frequently cross. As well , prior to retiring we commuted through Port Huron and Detroit to get from Sarnia to work in Windsor, using the BWB and the tunnel most of the time. You can run a class A through the tunnel with no problem however the Port Huron bridge is MUCH easier and you can pick up 696 to bypass all the construction on 75 and come in near Monroe.... That is the rte we usually take. Just be advised that rush hour in Detroit is never fun....try to pick mid morning (my personal choice) or late at night ie after 7:00 pm
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Ian if I go over the BWB and pick up the 696 to miss construction where would I get back on I-75????

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Ian We are headed to Florida and will be coming thru Port Huron on Sunday the 16th about noon.

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Scott We will not be overnighting in this area. Our first night will be in the Southern part of Ohio.

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Three options:

After you get off the bridge take I-94 West:

1. Take 94W to I-75 south in downtown Detroit. Not advised, roads are rough.

2. Take 94W to I-696W to the M-39 (Southfield Freeway) South to I-75.

3. My recommendation for easiest driving: Take 94W to I-696W to I-275 South. Connect with I-75S on the South side of the Metro Detroit area.
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