Île-aux-Tourtes Bridge: an 18-month shortened planning

The long-awaited reconstruction of the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge has entered the final stage of the process with the start of the call for proposals, shortening the planning of the work on the link between Vaudreuil-Dorion and Senneville by 18 months.

At the end of this last stage, the Ministère des Transports will entrust the project to the candidate who has offered the best technical and financial proposal.

“I am pleased that the call for proposals encourages candidates to innovate in order to optimize the completion schedule while taking into account the quality and repercussions of this work on the environment,” the Minister said in a press release on Thursday. of Transport, François Bonnardel.

Scheduled for 2023, the signing of the contract will mark the start of construction work on the future bridge, which is to include three lanes of traffic in each direction, as well as a two-way multipurpose track.

“Since the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge is not only essential for the Quebec economy, but it is also an essential travel axis for the citizens of the metropolitan region, we cannot can only rejoice in this gain on the schedule, “said Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and Minister responsible for the Metropolis and the Montreal region, in a press release Thursday.

Recall that the Île-aux-Tourtes bridge was urgently closed last May, when support rods were damaged during maintenance work.


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