Bridge repair halted due to engineer strike

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Allyson Beauregard

CAMPBELL’S BAY – As of July 9, work on the bridge spanning Stevenson Creek on Highway 148 has halted due to a strike involving Government of Quebec engineers regarding overtime hours.
Although the contractor carrying out the work, Claude Chagnon Inc.,

Allyson Beauregard

CAMPBELL’S BAY – As of July 9, work on the bridge spanning Stevenson Creek on Highway 148 has halted due to a strike involving Government of Quebec engineers regarding overtime hours.
Although the contractor carrying out the work, Claude Chagnon Inc.,
is not on strike, according to Martine Perreault, Transport Quebec Regional Communic-ations Advisor and Spokesperson, the concrete work on the bridge will be delayed until at least September 15 since the site supervisor is
a Ministry engineer involved in the strike.
The bridge repair work began July 27, 2015 and is being conducted in two phases: phase one, completed in the fall of 2015, involved the demolition and reconstruction of the south side of the slab before taking a break until spring. Work resumed for phase two on April 20, 2016 and involves dismantling and reconstructing the second half of the slab on the north side.
“At this time, the work is in the stage of concreting the slab. This concrete work is conducted only in the evening due to high temperatures,” said Perreault.
Despite the strike, the Ministry expects the project will still be completed this fall.