Hazardous Materials

Submission to MDOT regarding our request to lift certain hazardous material restrictions

On September 28, 2020, the Ambassador Bridge requested that MDOT lift restrictions on Class 3 and Class 8 hazardous materials. The request was set forth in a seven page letter and included 147 pages of supporting exhibits. The request addresses issues like the Ambassador Bridge’s historical and current work with hazardous materials, the fire suppression system on the Ambassador Bridge, and the net safety benefit to the community that would arise by lifting the restrictions.

To review letter and exhibits, click here.


City of Detroit Memorandum Regarding Ambassador Bridge Hazmat Request

On January 13, 2021, a multi-agency City of Detroit task force comprised of representatives from Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environment, Detroit Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Detroit Fire Department, Detroit Police Department, and the Detroit Health Department published a memorandum indicating that the task force had no objection to the Ambassador Bridge’s pending request to transport Class 3 and Class 8 hazardous materials. The memorandum was published after review of the Ambassador Bridge’s request and a site visit to the Ambassador Bridge attended by representatives of all of the foregoing agencies.

To review the memorandum, click here.


Hazardous Material Categories

To view examples of the different classes of hazardous materials, click here.


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