On July 31, 2012, the Government of Canada announced the selection of a consortium led by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the development of the business case for the project.
The business case will include:
- an in-depth analysis of the preferred method for procurement and construction of the bridge;
- the development of traffic and revenue forecasts; and
- preliminary engineering work to identify possible options and their costs.
This information will allow the federal government to make an informed decision on the procurement model for the new bridge (PPP, design-build or traditional) and on tolling. This decision is a key milestone in the development of the new bridge and is typical of projects of this magnitude.
The preparation of the business case will take a maximum of 18 months to complete.
January 9, 2013 – Technical memo: Review of the concept proposed by Mr. René Therrien to replace the Champlain Bridge
July 31, 2012 – Government of Canada announces business case contract for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence
March 30, 2012 – Minister Lebel announces request for proposals for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence.
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