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.

UPDATES

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.

March 3, 2014
The Government of Canada announces launch of the procurement process for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project

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

November 26, 2013
Government of Canada awards contract for preparatory studies for electronic systems for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project 

October 18, 2013
Government of Canada awards contract for engineering and coordination services for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project

October 2, 2013 
Official groundbreaking for île des Sœurs temporary causeway-bridge

September 16, 2013
Government of Canada takes next step in new bridge for the St. Lawrence project

September 16, 2013
Government of Canada continues progress on New Bridge for the St. Lawrence and awards contract for 3D terrain modelling and land surveying services

August 20, 2013
Government of Canada awards contracts for construction of temporary causeway-bridge between île des Sœurs and Montreal

July 22, 2013
Government of Canada continues progress on new bridge for the St. Lawrence, awards contract for geotechnical studies and laboratory services

July 12, 2013
Government of Canada continues progress on new bridge for the St. Lawrence, issues a request for proposals for 3D terrain modelling and land surveying services

June 4, 2013
Government of Canada launches a call for tenders for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project

May 14, 2013
A process to ensure the architectural quality of the new bridge has been launched