Re-opening of Champlain Bridge’s third lane complete
January 2, 2014 by Staff Report
The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, welcomed Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (JCCBI)’s December 20th announcement that the Champlain Bridge’s third lane had officially reopened.
Earlier this month, one lane of the Champlain Bridge leading to the South Shore was closed after a crack was detected on one of the bridge’s beams. Following inspections and studies, JCCBI installed a support beam to address the crack.
The Champlain Bridge is subject to ongoing monitoring and the Government of Canada is making no compromises with the safety of Canadians. A new bridge for the St. Lawrence is a priority for the Government of Canada.
“In the New Year, we will continue to provide regular updates on the new bridge for the St. Lawrence project, including a detailed timeline for the construction of the new bridge,” continued Minister Lebel. “The new bridge will be in service in 2018.”