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Prime minister in Windsor for announcement Friday

06/14/2012 04:07 EDT | Updated 08/14/2012 05:12 EDT

Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Windsor, Ont., on Friday , presumably to announce Canada and Michigan have agreed to build a new international crossing between Windsor and Detroit.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will join the prime minister for a photo op first at the Hilton Windsor Hotel. Just before 1 p.m. the two will "make an announcement," according to a media release issued by Snyder's office.

According to the Prime Minister's Office, Minister of Transport, Denis Lebel, Ambassador of Canada to the United States, Gary Doer and Essex MP Jeff Watson will also be on hand. Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation, will join them.

The prime minister and governor will have lunch and head to Detroit's Cobo Hall, where they will meet with business and labour leaders.

At 3 p.m. the two will " will participate in a signing ceremony," according to a media release issued by Snyder's officer.

On Tuesday, CBC News confirmed with sources that an agreement on a new bridge had been reached and that the announcement would come Friday.