Canada is planning to build an 11km-long parkway linking the province of Ontario to the US border.

The Windsor-Essex road project is estimated to cost C$1.6bn, according to

The project involves the construction of a bridge and a connection link to the US interstate system.

ACS, Acciona, Macquarie and Hochtief have all tabled bids for the 30-year build and operate contract.

Construction work is scheduled to begin in 2011.