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Feds announce $173M for Quebec City highway upgrade

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Feds announce $173M for Quebec City highway upgrade

QUEBEC CITY — Representatives from three levels of government gathered in Quebec City recently to announce funding for a major refurbishment of Autoroute Henri-IV in the city.

The project, valued at between $400 million and $500 million, will upgrade the highway between the Charest and Felix-Leclerc interchanges, a statement indicated.

When the build is complete, Autoroute Henri-IV will have three lanes in each direction between Autoroute Charest (Highway 440) and Autoroute Felix-Leclerc (Highway 40) over two kilometres. A three-lane northbound extension will also be constructed for the one-kilometre portion between Autoroute Felix-Leclerc and Avenue Chauveau to the city limits of L’Ancienne-Lorette.

The project will also include geometric modifications to certain highway junctions to improve safety and flow and construction of a retention basin in the Felix-Leclerc/Henri-IV interchange.

Work is expected to begin in 2018.

The Government of Canada is contributing $173.6 million to the project with the remaining amount to be financed by the Government of Quebec. The federal funding comes from the New Building Canada Fund, Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects.

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