LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) reported on its operations and financial performance in fiscal 2014–2015 at its second annual general meeting this morning. Facing a technical and creative challenge with its aging structures in need of major repair and maintenance work, JCCBI invested over $255 million during the year in upgrades on all its assets.
"With more than 130 million people using our bridges, roads, and tunnels each year, we are critical to social and economic activity in Greater Montréal," said JCCBI chair of the board Paul T. Kefalas. "We take a responsible, preventive, and systemic management approach, so that our maintenance and repair programs extend the service life of our structures and ensure the safety of those who use them."
The 2014–2015 fiscal year saw record investments by the Corporation, and the current year is shaping up much the same. JCCBI's successful reinforcement of Champlain Bridge and replacement of the deck of the Honoré Mercier Bridge, together with the opening of the Nuns' Island Bypass Bridge were technical tours-de-force, demonstrating real leadership in the management of major public works by overcoming daunting challenges under the most complex and demanding conditions.
"All these big projects and challenges are a chance to learn more and improve our management of the infrastructure so essential to the Montréal area—it pushes us to constantly raise our game," said JCCBI CEO Glen P. Carlin. "Day in, day out, we pursue our mission of making sure that this major infrastructure is safe, fully operational, and attractive."
JCCBI applies meticulous management and procurement processes to ensure vigilance and transparency in the management of its finances. The 2014–2015 annual report as well as the first 2015–2016 quarterly report are both available online so that the public can see what the Corporation has accomplished.
Established in 1978, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated is a federal Crown corporation responsible for managing major infrastructure works, including the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges, the Champlain Bridge Ice Control Structure, the federal sections of the Bonaventure Expressway and Honoré Mercier Bridge, as well as the Melocheville Tunnel. JCCBI manages, maintains, and repairs these important Greater Montreal structures to ensure the safe passage of thousands of users every day.
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For further information: Julie Paquet, Director, Communications, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), Office: 450-651-8771, ext. 232/Cell: 514-458-6925, jpaquet@JCCBI.ca