The first Quebec infrastructure project on Web 2.0



    Blog provides everything there is to know about Mercier Bridge
    rehabilitation project

    LONGUEUIL, QC, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain
Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) and the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ)
are proud to launch a new interactive blog featuring updates on the
rehabilitation work to the Mercier Bridge (mercierbridge.ca.) The initiative
represents a first for Quebec and will allow bridge users to stay informed and
speak their minds on the largest bridge rehabilitation project ever undertaken
in Canada.
    "We are very proud of the agreement reached between the Canadian and
Quebec governments and the Kahnawake Mohawk Council, which is a first in
Canada for a project of this scale. We believe it's very important for the
general public to follow the work 'live' and continuously, engaging in a
dialogue with us in real time-which the Internet allows us to do today." says
JCCBI General Manager Glen Carlin.

    Follow the work site of the Mercier Bridge

    "The bridge rehabilitation is an engineering challenge we want everyone
in Quebec to be able to follow," Mr. Carlin continues. "The mercierbridge.ca
blog allows us to present the rehabilitation process while providing the means
to remind users of the provisions that have been put in place to ease any
inconvenience. "
    "Blogs are an effective means for creating dialogue with citizens and
responding to their questions," says André Girard, Vice President,
Communications for the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited and the person
responsible for making blog posts to mercierbridge.ca. "The tool will allow us
to very quickly bring traffic impediments to peoples' attention before they
occur."
    In addition to blog posts, Internet users will find explanatory photos
and videos on the rehabilitation work. A camera will allow web visitors to
monitor traffic in real time in South Shore direction. In order to be among
the first to get news, users can also subscribe to a newsletter, an RSS feed
and to Twitter.

    About The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated

    The mission of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated is
to manage, operate and maintain the Jacques Cartier Bridge, the Champlain
Bridge, the Bonaventure highway, the federal portion of the Honoré-Mercier
Bridge, the Melocheville Tunnel, and the Champlain Bridge Ice Control
Structure to ensure safe and efficient travel for users.




For further information:

For further information: Jean-Vincent Lacroix, AGC Communications,
Office: (514) 849-7000, ext. 230, Cell.: (514) 249-1940, jvl@agccom.com;
Source: André Girard, Vice President, Communications, The Federal Bridge
Corporation Limited, (450) 468-5775, andre.girard@pontsfederaux.ca

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