The Canadian PressDecember 1, 2013 15:46
MONTREAL - The Harper government is promising to build a replacement for Montreal's Champlain Bridge by 2018, three years earlier than originally planned.
Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel said the procurement process for the new $5-billion toll bridge, built through a public-private partnership, will begin next spring.
"I can assure you we will not cut corners," Lebel said at a Montreal news conference on Sunday.
"The new bridge will be safe and be built to last 100 years."