New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project
The Champlain Bridge in Montreal is being replaced with a new bridge that will open to traffic in December 2018. Work is currently underway on what is one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America.
Through a public-private partnership (P3) with Signature on the Saint-Lawrence Group, the Government of Canada will deliver this world-class project on time while ensuring a secure and long-lasting quality structure at 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.
To see how this project is progressing and learn more about the actual construction, visit: www.nouveauchamplain.ca.
About the Project
The New Champlain Bridge Corridor project includes not only a new bridge crossing the St. Lawrence, but a new l’'Île-des-Sœurs Bridge and reconstruction and widening of the federal portion of Autoroute 15. The new Champlain Bridge will be in service in December 2018. The rest of the project will be complete in late 2019.
About the existing Champlain Bridge
As one of the busiest crossings in Canada, the Champlain Bridge is a crucial corridor for the regional economy and for Canada as a whole. As many as 60 million vehicles and more than $20 billion in Canada-United States trade pass over the crossing annually.
The Champlain Bridge is one of three major Montréal bridges managed and maintained by the Government of Canada, along with the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and the federal portion of the Honoré-Mercier Bridge.
A new Champlain bridge is required to ensure the long-term security of its users and meet the evolving traffic demands in the region.
To learn more about the management and operation of federal bridges in Montreal, visit: www.jccbi.ca
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