MONTREAL — A public-private partnership (P3) has been chosen as the procurement model for the St. Lawrence project in Montreal, announced Transport Canada.
After looking at other procurement models, it was concluded that P3 would be the most cost-effective way to go with an accelerated timeline.
A request for qualifications will be sent out in 2014.
Construction on the six-lane bridge is expected to kick off in 2015 and open by 2018.
The final design for the project will be revealed once the procurement process is completed.
“We will deliver a safe, long-lasting bridge, constructed in a timely, cost effective, responsible manner that meets the expectations of Montrealers,” said Canada’s minister of infrastructure Denis Lebel.