Contract awarded for demolition and removal of LaSalle Causeway bascule bridge

The bascule bridge of the LaSalle Causeway lifted for marine traffic in 2019. Kingstonist file photo.

After Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) announced that the LaSalle Causeway would once again be closed to all pedestrians and cyclists (in addition to vehicular traffic), the federal agency has now announced further developments.

The contract for the demolition and removal of the LaSalle Causeway bascule bridge has now been awarded, PSPC said in a press release on Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2024, the day after announcing the bridge’s closure to cyclist and pedestrian traffic.

After PSPC “urgently conducted a limited tendering process for the demolition and removal of the Bascule Bridge,” that process has led to Priestly Demolition Inc. of King, Ontario, being awarded the contract for the demolition and removal work, the federal agency stated. The contract comes with a $1.7 million valuation, according to PSPC, who said they anticipate that work will begin this week.

“The channel for marine navigation is expected to reopen within the month,” PSPC said, noting they will provide further details with respect to specific timelines for marine access once those are known.

“In partnership with the City of Kingston, PSPC is also actively working on a plan to reinstate access for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians using a temporary modular bridge solution. Simultaneously, preparations are underway to begin preliminary design work for a new replacement bridge.”

Kingstonist will continue to monitor developments regarding the LaSalle Causeway and provide updated coverage as more information becomes available.

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