OTTAWA, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada today announced
that it has retained LVM inc. to carry out geotechnical studies and
provide laboratory services in relation to the construction of the new
bridge for the St. Lawrence. This work will advance project development
and planning and will also serve as important input to the final design
of the new bridge.
The contract includes the following technical services:
boring in soils and rock;
investigations of the quality and properties of materials at the
approaches to the new bridge and along existing roadways;
laboratory tests of samples taken from the site to evaluate the
mechanical properties of the rock and soils and to determine the
environmental quality of the soils, sediments and groundwater;
geophysical investigations to identify geological features; and
other laboratory services.
Public Works and Government Services Canada managed the procurement
process for this contract and ensured that the process was carried out
in a manner that enhances access, competition and fairness, and results
in best value for Canadians.
With an estimated $20 billion in international trade crossing the
Champlain Bridge annually, this corridor is a significant part of the
regional economy and Canada's economy as a whole. An efficient
transportation corridor for commuters, public transit users and
commercial vehicles is essential to ensuring the quality of life of
residents and workers in Greater Montreal.
Canada's Economic Action Plan focuses on creating new opportunities for
jobs and growth, and ensuring long-term prosperity for Canadians.
Strengthening infrastructure across the country is an important part of
this plan. Thanks to the Government of Canada's leadership, and our
strong economic and financial fundamentals, the Canadian economy has
recovered from the global recession better than most other
industrialized countries. Canada has been a leader among G-7 countries
throughout the recovery, with more than one million net new jobs
created since July 2009.
For more information about the new bridge for the St. Lawrence, please
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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