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July 03, 2019, Montreal, Canada |

The Samuel de Champlain bridge opens to traffic


The northern corridor of the new Samuel De Champlain Bridge toward Montreal opened to traffic last June 24th, 2019, at 5 am, and the southern corridor toward Brossard opened on July 1st. An opening ceremony took place on Friday June 28th.

The existing Champlain Bridge is one of North America’s busiest spans, with 50 million cars, buses and trucks crossing it each year, being part of a vital overland link for freight transportation between Canada and the United States. The new state-of-the-art Samuel De Champlain Bridge, with a design life of 125 years, will replace the existing Champlain Bridge providing more capacity, becoming a landmark of the city of Montreal, and an engineering reference of cable-stayed bridges worldwide.

SICE Canada signed back in 2015 a lump-sum design-build contract with Signature on the Saint-Lawrence Construction G.P. (the Construction Contractor in charge of delivering the project) to design, supply, install, test, commission and maintain (between substantial and final completion) the ITS system for the project. As part of the project SICE is installing 5 Dynamic Message Signs, 24 CCTV cameras, 60 Lane Control Signs, a Roadway Weather Information System, 45 Vehicle Detection System, 30 cabinets, a Weight-in-Motion system at 3 locations, 11 Emergency Call Boxes, over 35 kms of backbone fibre, as well as the ITS software, using SICE’s in-house solution, SIDERA.



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