Highway 40 closed to allow Bellemare Transport, Engineering & Logistics to move a huge technical part for the REM

On March 2, Groupe Bellemare’s Transport, Engineering & Logistics Division transported the launcher nicknamed “Marie” for the assembly and installation of the aerial structure of the REM (Réseau express métropolitain). This was a highly delicate transport operation since it is the longest piece to have been moved on the Quebec road network: 126 tons over 87 metres in length.

Groupe Bellemare is the only Quebec company that has the equipment and knowledge to ensure the success of such an operation. This state-of-the-art expertise allows Groupe Bellemare to develop its business for the benefit of Quebec’s economy. “We are able to achieve real feats not only because of our engineering calculations in handling heavy and oversized parts, but also our highly specialized equipment based in the province, including self-propelled and remote-controlled trailers”, explains Kevin Kwateng, Operations Manager.

It is important to note that, as part of the operation, Highway 40 was closed to westbound traffic between the Fairview exit and St.-Regis Boulevard for a period of 7 hours.

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