Honoré Mercier Bridge Rehabilitation project - Launch of Phase B

LONGUEUIL, QC, July 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI) and the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) are pleased to announce that Pomerleau - Demathieu & Bard S.E.N.C. has been selected as the winning proponent through a public tender in regards to the Honoré Mercier Bridge rehabilitation project - Phase B.

The bridge, opened in 1936 and modified in 1959 to accommodate the St Lawrence Seaway, will undergo replacement of the roadway deck and installation of new: expansion joints, roadway lighting, deck drainage, crash barriers, pavement, sidewalk and reinforcing the structural steel of the bridge for the new deck. Also the Monette overpass (upstream structure) situated in LaSalle is to be replaced under this contract. Work is expected to start in spring 2011 and be completed by the end of 2012. Much of the work will be carried out at night in order to avoid affecting the rush hour and daytime traffic.

The Mohawk labour force from Kahnawake is to be utilized to carry out much of the work on the bridge.

Phase A is currently underway (www.mercierbridge.ca) and is being completed by contractors from Kahnawake (Mohawk Bridge Consortium). Together Phase A and B represent the most important bridge rehabilitation project ever to be undertaken in Canada.

SOURCE The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated

For further information: For further information: Jean-Vincent Lacroix, Chief, Communications, The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), Tel.: 450 651-8771 ext. 232, Cellular: 514 249-1940, jlacroix@pjcci.ca; Source: André Girard, Vice-President, Communications, The Federal Bridge Corporation, Tel.: 450 468-5775, andre.girard@pontsfederaux.ca

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