Montreal, Quebec – The Government of Canada has announced a $212 million contribution to rehabilitation projects for Montreal’s Champlain Bridge.

The investment follows a request from Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated to accelerate funding for a ten-year rehabilitation program starting in 2009. Like most bridges built in the 1960s, the Champlain Bridge undergoes regular maintenance to ensure its continued safety. However, in order to preserve the bridge’s future safety, the ten-year program was developed to implement specific projects outside the scope of annual maintenance and regular repairs.

Most of the work will be executed underneath the bridge and during off-peak hours, minimizing disruption for commuters.

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