OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada today awarded a
$15,218,401.43 (taxes included) contract to ARUP Canada Inc. for
engineering and coordination services for the new bridge for the St.
The work will entail professional engineering services related to
bridge, highway and traffic engineering, environmental protection,
urban and corridor integration, architectural quality, preparing
procurement documentation and general assistance in the coordination
and management of other technical engineering projects and components
that must be developed for the newly-accelerated bridge for the St.
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 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
For more information about the temporary causeway-bridge, please visit www.jccbi.ca. For more information about the new bridge for the St. Lawrence, please
SOURCE: Transport Canada
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