Assessment includes environmental and technical work to minimize project's impacts
OTTAWA: The Government of Canada has selected the Dessau|Cima+ consortium of Montreal to perform the federal environmental assessment for the new bridge for the St. Lawrence. The assessment will consist of environmental and technical work required to make recommendations to minimize the environmental and community impacts of the project, the government said. The public, local advisory councils, the private sector and community groups will be able to participate in the environmental assessment process. The bidding process was launched on January 24.
“The environmental assessment phase is an important step towards building the new bridge,” said Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. “The new bridge for the St. Lawrence is necessary to sustain economic growth and long-term prosperity in Canada, and I am pleased that this project continues to move forward.”
The federal environmental assessment will take 18 to 24 months, the government said.