At the invitation of Bouygues Travaux Publics, the players involved in the Chartres station footbridge project, which has been spanning the tracks for more than a year, met on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. After more than three years of work, the site has entered its final phase: “This is not an inauguration. There are still some aesthetic finishes and then the closing of the site ”comments Geoffroy Boulanger, responsible for the consortium for Bouygues.
The footbridge of the future station pole, in Chartres, has entered its finishing phase
This Tuesday, a reception brought together teams from Bouygues, designer and producer of the footbridge, SNCF as well as elected officials from the City of Chartres, the Department and the Center-Val de Loire Region. Jean-Pierre Grenery, regional director Bouygues TP – Régions France, recalled the stages of the worksite and welcomed “the end of a great adventure that began three and a half years ago with our registration for the competition launched by the city of Chartres” .
Geoffroy Boulanger spoke of the collaborative work with SPL Chartres Aménagement and SNCF.
“There were issues but we found solutions. It was a benchmark project for us but also a race against time because the SNCF traffic interruption slots had been set several months in advance and we had to meet the deadlines. “
(Head of consortium for Bouygues)
At the microphone, Thomas Lavigne, the architect of the station footbridge, greeted “with great emotion, a fantastic project, an inter-district footbridge that looks like Chartres”.
Unification of two cities
The image of unification was taken up by the mayors of Chartres and Mainvilliers. Jean-Pierre Gorges sees it as a way of “stitching up the two towns of Chartres and Mainvilliers”. Michèle Bonthoux, who also represented the Region, evoked the memory of “night work for the installation of the footbridge, until the early hours of the morning”.
The labeled Chartres project
For this project, the Bouygues team received a Top site label, internal recognition from the public works company. Jean-Pierre Grenery, emphasizes: “This la bel is part of the corporate social responsibility policy of the Bouygues Group. »Geoffroy Boulanger adds:« It rewards the teams. An external audit studied the site, safety and environmental quality. It is an atypical project. ”
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