New Bridge for the St. Lawrence Corridor Project
On October 5, 2011, the Government of Canada announced that the Champlain Bridge would be replaced by a new crossing. This is one of the busiest crossings in Canada and is a crucial corridor for the regional economy and for Canada as a whole.
The new bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project (NBSLC) is one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America. The corridor-wide project not only includes a new bridge for the St. Lawrence, but a new île des Soeurs Bridge and reconstruction and widening of the federal portion of Autoroute 15.
Through a public-private partnership (PPP), the Government of Canada intends to deliver a world-class project on time and in a manner that ensures the best value for Canadian taxpayers. The project will create thousands of jobs and have a positive impact on the local, regional and national economies.
March 17, 2014
The Government of Canada posted the Request for Qualifications for the project’s PPP. Construction is set to begin in the summer of 2015. The new bridge for the St. Lawrence will be in service in 2018 and the rest of the corridor will be completed in 2020. More information on the Request for Qualifications.
January 15, 2014
Next steps for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project
December, 1, 2013
A new bridge over the St. Lawrence for 2018, says Minister Lebel
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