November 28 2014

Reconstruction of the Lauréanne Bridge: A productive partnership between Blainville and Rosemère

Today, the mayors of Rosemère and Blainville marked the reconstruction of the Lauréanne Bridge, an important infrastructure that straddles Dog River and connects the two towns north of Autoroute 640. Among others, this construction allows safer travel thanks to a covered multipurpose passageway reserved exclusively for pedestrians and cyclists. This project represents a total investment of close to $600,000, including preparatory studies. 

It may be recalled that the Lauréanne Bridge was closed in February 2013, in the wake of an in-depth structural inspection. Since then, the sector’s residents have had access to another recently built bridge, closer to Autoroute 640. Work on this major construction site extended from mid-July to late-October of this year and was carried out with the authorization of the Ministry of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, since the project partly affected the bed of Dog River. 

"In developing this project, it also seemed imperative that we favour active transportation by linking our cycling and pedestrian networks with a new covered multipurpose passageway,” explained Richard Perreault, mayor of the Town of Blainville. 

The mayor of Rosemère, for her part, mentioned the productive partnership between the two towns. "I would like to note the excellent collaboration of our Blainville partner at every stage of this project. We agreed on cost sharing, the nature of the work and the schedule. The citizens of Rosemère and Blainville are the winners here,” concluded Madeleine Leduc. 

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For information:

Michel Girouard, Director
Communications Department
Town of Rosemère
450 621-3500, ext. 1243
mgirouard@ville.rosemere.qc.ca             

OR

Mireille Simard, Senior Councillor
General Administration and Mayor’s Office
Town of Blainville
450 434-5206, ext. 5260
Mireille.Simard@Ville.Blainville.qc.ca

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