Upgrades continue at U.S. Embassy - Metro US

Upgrades continue at U.S. Embassy

Concrete jersey barriers running along Sussex Drive in front of the U.S. Embassy will soon be turned into steel and concrete posts, known as bollards.

The temporary barriers were installed shortly after the attack on the World Trade Centre buildings in New York City in September 2001.

The bollards are being installed as part of an infrastructure stimulus project to repair the infrastructure under Sussex Drive.

Most of the cost of the $2-million project is being paid for by the Canadian government and the U.S. Embassy.

Since the bollards are a more permanent security measure than the current concrete barriers, a number of councillors argued that the city should receive over $100,000 per year to compensate for the loss of a lane on Sussex Drive.

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