Champlain Bridge replacement process moving forward

The federal government is expected to announce within weeks, the three finalists in the process to find a consortium which will be handed responsibility for construction of  the new Champlain Bridge.

Those companies will then work to a deadline of next February for submitting bids.

La Presse reports this morning that it ran into a roadblock trying to obtain the report into the impact on the Montreal region of bridge tolls.

It received the report , but it was heavily redacted.

Infrastructure Canada says the report was only partially released because it contains sensitive financial information which could taint the bidding process.

Earlier studies indicated that tolls on the Champlain Bridge will cause traffic problems on the other bridges and the  Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel because as many as 30,000 motorists per day would head to other crossings to avoid the charge.

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  1. Mike d posted on 06/26/2014 07:48 AM
    Good go to other crossings. Drive miles out of your way and wait in hours of traffic, and once these bridges need to be repaired they will go toll anyway. People may say they will go elsewhere but once they experience the delays they will be back. We already have some toll roads in Quebec and this is a sign of things to come.
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