May 15, 2020
Over the next three years, Englobe will be leading a project, in partnership with SNC-Lavalin, to conduct marine and terrestrial geotechnical investigations for the proposed tunnel between Quebec City and Lévis. The Quebec government has made the project a priority to help reduce rush hour traffic congestion, promote the use of public transit, and to optimize the flow of goods between the two cities.
Currently, the plan is to break ground by fall 2020 but the exact location of the Quebec City–Lévis Tunnel it still to be determined. This project will support planning by investigating the soil and rock conditions along a broad corridor that includes the tip of Île d’Orléans, much of Lévis, the Beauport shoreline, the city centre, and the St. Lawrence River.
Investigations will include drilling programs and field and laboratory characterizations of soils and rock, as well as reporting with recommendations as requested. Geotechnical investigations, such as these, provide essential data on soil conditions and geology — and are the first step in any detailed project assessment.
This ambitious project once complete will make a significant difference to the communities of Quebec City and Lévis by freeing up traffic congestion and improving the lives of local residents.
The entire Englobe Quebec team is excited to be supporting this project.