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Launch of public consultations on the environmental assessment of new St. Lawrence bridge

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Public consultations on the environmental assessment of the new bridge spanning the St. Lawrence River will be held in Montreal at the beginning of December.

Public consultations on the environmental assessment of the new bridge spanning the St. Lawrence River will be held in Montreal at the beginning of December.

These open houses are an opportunity for people to receive more information, meet specialists and comment on the project description, as well as the physical, biological and human environments that are the subject of the first preliminary environmental assessment report. This report can be viewed on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s website at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/documents-eng.cfm?evaluation=65574&type=5

The new bridge will replace the current Champlain Bridge, which hosts an estimated $20 billion in international trade each year. It will span the St. Lawrence to connect the Island of Montreal to the South Shore.

The environmental assessment began on Jan. 22 and examines the project’s impacts on the environment and proposes ways to reduce them. It also evaluates the bridge design and construction techniques, to make decisions that respect the environment.

The Dessau|Cima+ consortium of Montreal was selected to conduct the environmental assessment.

The federal government will also accept written comments on topics covered in the first preliminary environmental assessment report and during these open houses until Jan. 15, 2013.

A second preliminary environmental assessment report, as well as a second series of open houses on the environmental assessment, will follow in spring 2013. These will discuss any environmental impacts of the project and ways to mitigate them.

The new bridge project has six parts: a new bridge for the St. Lawrence; alignment with Autoroute 10; work on Nuns’ Island; new Nuns’ Island Bridge; reconstruction and widening of a section of Autoroute 15 and demolition of the existing Champlain Bridge.

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