About the project
Reconstruction of the shoreline to make it more resilient is necessary to ensure the protection of the Portage Bridge. The Portage Bridge abutments, as well as the north and south shores to the east and west of the bridge, and the eastern tip of Chaudières Island were damaged. To support the work to be done and confirm the extent of the damage, the NCC conducted geotechnical, hydraulic and bathymetric studies.
Scope of work and schedule
2021: Work on Victoria Island
The shorelines of Victoria Island have been stabilized to protect the Portage Bridge abutment on the Ontario side. The work was undertaken in coordination with site remediation work.
Landscaping and reinstatement of the shorelines will be completed in the spring.
2021: Work on the Quebec shoreline
Winter: Geotechnical studies and the removal of potentially contaminated soil are planned, in order to move ahead with the project design. We will remove soil under the pathway in early February. This will stabilize the shorelines until the reconstruction work, which is planned for later in 2021.
Summer–fall: Shoreline restoration and the reconstruction of the multi-use pathway will be completed.
Upcoming work on the eastern part of Chaudières Island
Work will be undertaken on the eastern end of Chaudières Island, to stabilize the shoreline. This project is at the design phase, and design options are currently being considered.
This project is part of the NCC’s major infrastructure projects made possible with the Government of Canada’s $52.4-million investment from the 2020 federal budget.