American Roads Facilities

Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is an underwater passage for vehicles, providing downtown-to-downtown crossing from Windsor, Ontario to Detroit, Michigan. The sub-aqueous, international infrastructure is the only one of its kind, connecting 12,000 vehicles and passengers to their destination daily.

Spanning four acres of roadway area with one of the world’s most elaborate ventilation systems, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is the preferred method of transportation for commuters, travelers, and those looking to experience the vibrance and entertainment of surrounding communities. Learn more about the Detroit Windsor Tunnel here.

Fast Facts:

  • Serves over 4 million vehicles per year and nearly 40,000 registered users
  • Nearly one mile in length, 75 feet below the surface of the Detroit River
  • 1.5 million cubic feet of fresh air pumped into the tunnel each minute
  • Outfitted with 356 LED lights, 80,000 cubic yards of concrete, and 750 tons of reinforced steel
  • The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel was formally dedicated on Saturday, November 1, 1930. President Herbert Hoover turned a "golden key" in Washington that rang bells in both Detroit and Windsor to mark the opening of the tunnel

Tuscaloosa By-Pass

The Tuscaloosa By-Pass functions as a western bypass of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. While serving the residents of Tuscaloosa and the surrounding towns, Tuscaloosa By-Pass is also a primary commercial trucking route for the southeast United States.

The toll bridge infrastructure offers a quicker route over the Black Warrior River for users traveling to and from Tuscaloosa and Northport. Additionally, Tuscaloosa By-Pass hosts high volumes of visitors to the University of Alabama as well as visitors traveling to nearby Starkville, MS for events hosted by Mississippi State University. Learn more about Tuscaloosa By-Pass here.

Fast Facts:

  • Bridge built in 1998, nearly 1,000 ft long
  • Serves 2.8 million vehicles per year with nearly 17,000 registered users

Emerald Mountain Expressway

Emerald Mountain Expressway connects communities from Emerald Mountain and Elmore County to East Montgomery. As an alternative to Hwy 231, it offers a quicker, more scenic drive to work, dining, and shopping in Montgomery often in under 15 minutes.

The Emerald Mountain Expressway bridge is one of two local crossings over the Tallapoosa River in Central Alabama. The bridge connects locals and visitors to golfing, a casino, and modern suburban living in this rapidly growing area just east of Montgomery. Learn more about Emerald Mountain Expressway here.

Fast Facts:

  • Bridge built in 1994, nearly 400 ft long
  • Serves 1.6 million vehicles per year with nearly 18,000 registered users

Montgomery Expressway

Montgomery Expressway connects Alabama’s capital city with neighboring communities to the north. The toll bridge infrastructure spans the Alabama River, providing easy access for travelers heading to and from Millbrook, Prattville, and Coosada.

The route provided by Montgomery Expressway leads directly to the central business and governmental districts in Montgomery while avoiding delays on Interstate 65. This asset also supports the growth and prosperity of local communities and businesses by connecting locals and visitors to independent shops, festivals, and entertainment. Learn more about Montgomery Expressway here.

Fast Facts:

  • Bridge built in 1998, over 1,000 ft long
  • Serves 1.2 million vehicles per year with over 10,000 registered users