OTTAWA, July 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of
Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced that the Government of
Canada has issued a request for proposals for 3D terrain modelling and
land surveying services on request for the construction of the new
bridge for the St. Lawrence.
"Building a new bridge for the St. Lawrence continues to be a priority
for the Government of Canada. Digital 3D terrain models are essential
tools for the next steps in the design of the new bridge for the St.
Lawrence," said Minister Lebel. "The project is progressing well and we
are keeping to the schedules. We are having regular discussions with
key stakeholders, and are working on the environmental assessment and
the business case."
The request for proposals aims to support the technical aspects of the
project. It includes the following activities:
surveys by 3D laser scanning on land and other conventional methods
where modelling from aerial photography is not appropriate;
manipulation of data collected to develop digital models of terrain and
existing infrastructures in the project area for the new bridge for the
The request for proposals, which is being handled by Public Works and
Government Services Canada, is posted and available free of charge at www.buyandsell.gc.ca, a Government of Canada Web site. The contract award should be
announced in September 2013.
On October 5, 2011, Minister Lebel announced that the Government of
Canada would be building new infrastructure to replace the Champlain
Bridge. This bridge is one of the busiest in Canada, with $20 billion
worth of international trade crossing it every year. The Champlain
Bridge is a crucial corridor for the regional economy and for Canada as
a whole. The project also meets the objectives of Canada's gateway
SOURCE: Government of Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities,
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
for the Regions of Quebec, and
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
Transport Canada, Ottawa
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