Passenger Vehicle Border Survey For Three Nations Border Crossing

Seskeha / August 4, 2015

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, is preparing to conduct travel pattern surveys of travelers using the Three Nations international border crossing throughout August. The surveys will provide important information to support the Ministry of Transportation’s long-range planning initiatives and will support economic development and community planning for Akwesasne. A community information session was held July 16, 2015 on Kawehno:ke at the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena from 5:00-8:00pm, where community members from all three districts and the southern portion of Akwesasne were present and provided feedback to the Ministry. The community did not indicate an opposition to the survey. MCA supports the MTO and this initiative and has passed a resolution at the August 4, 2015 Council Meeting, accordingly.

Surveys will be conducted for south-bound traffic using the crossing beginning on August 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm and lasting until August 13, 2015 until 12:00 pm.  Surveys will be conducted in the Northeast corner of the Peace Tree Mall parking lot.

Additional surveys are planned for are planned for the month of August on:

  • 12:00 am August 15 to 11:59 pm August 16 (at the Peace Tree Mall)
  • 10:00 am August 18 to 10:00 am August 19 (at the Canadian border plaza)
  • 12:00 am August 29 to 11:59 pm August 30 (at the Canadian border plaza)
  • If surveys are not able to be completed on any of the above dates, August 20 and 26 may be used as alternative dates for the surveys.

Approximately 15 percent of traffic will be randomly asked to participate in the survey. Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services will provide traffic control for the survey and will direct motorists into clearly marked survey work zones.  Participation in this survey is voluntary and the information provided cannot be used to identify you, your vehicle, or goods being transported. The Ministry has procedures in place to minimize delay for refusals, and non-participating traffic will not be delayed by the survey.

For further information please contact Service Ontario Transportation Info Line: 1-800-268-4686.