The next steps
News Release12 mai 2017 - Montréal (Québec)
From Infrastructure Canada
Government of Canada is investing more than three million dollars in the Îles de la Paix National Wildlife Area, located in Lake Saint-Louis, to create and reclaim wetlands and habitats suitable for migratory birds, as well as to protect the shoreline against erosion. This project intends to offset the loss of natural environment resulting from the construction of the new Champlain Bridge.
The project will create an aquatic plant marsh and a shrub swamp, as well as improve the wooded swamp for the benefit of a diversity of wildlife, including migratory birds, thereby offsetting the loss of 2.2 hectares in surface area.
In addition, the construction of breakwaters and the consolidation of the archipelago shoreline through revegetation techniques will protect the shoreline against erosion.
For more details
2017-2020 project planning for the protection of Île aux Plaines, located in the Îles-de-la-Paix Archipelago
The main milestones for this project are the following:
- Grant of mandate: Summer 2017
- Plans and specifications completed: Spring 2018
- Period of public tenders for construction: June-July 2018
- Grant of construction contract: August 2018
- Construction period (first mobilization): Autumn 2018
- Construction period (second mobilization): Autumn 2019
- Provisional acceptance period: December 2019
- Final acceptance period: Summer 2020