The media on the construction site of the new Champlain Bridge for an update of the work

Signature on the Saint-Lawrence, in collaboration with Infrastructure Canada, invited the media to an update of the project, followed by a site visit in the morning today.

In 2017, significant milestones were reached in the construction of the new Champlain Bridge Corridor Project, despite the external challenges that arose along the way.

Over the past year, the schedule has faced significant external pressures:  the challenge of transporting oversized prefabricated parts within Québec, and the strikes of this summer.

This is why, in consultation with Infrastructure Canada, we have worked to implement acceleration measures to mitigate the delays generated by these challenges.

The acceleration measures consist mainly of an increase in the size of the work force on site as well as additional work shifts. They are deployed mainly in the Cable-Stay Bridge sector and on the West Approach, and are primarily focused on the preassembly of the superstructure and its subsequent installation. Teams will have more workers like steelworkers, on day and night shifts.

In this context, we are doing our utmost to ensure the health and safety of all workers, the quality of the works, and compliance with environmental standards.

Acceleration measures have already begun and we targeting the delivery of the bridge in December 2018 as planned.