BOIS-DES-FILION, QUE. — The federal government is investing more than $345.4 million for the completion of three road projects in Quebec: the extension of Highway 19 between Highway 440 and Highway 640, the rehabilitation of Pie-IX Bridge between Montreal and Laval and the construction of a reserved lane on the Pie-IX Bridge.
More than $260.4 million in funding will be allocated to the project to extend Highway 19 and more than $78.8 million will be allocated to rehabilitate Pie-IX Bridge through the new Building Canada Fund — Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component — National and Regional.
Another federal contribution of more than $6.1 million will go toward the construction of a reserved lane on the Pie-IX Bridge, thanks to the Public Transit Infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan.
The extension of Highway 19 between Saint-Martin Boulevard East in Laval and Industriel Boulevard in Bois-des-Filion will include a new roadway with three lanes in each direction — including one lane reserved for buses, carpooling and electric vehicles — four interchanges, a new bridge, a park-and-ride lot and a bus terminal.
The rehabilitation of the Pie-IX Bridge works consists of replacing the current deck with a new reinforced concrete deck six lanes wide — four southbound and two northbound — widening the sidewalk on the west side and creating a new bicycle/pedestrian path on the east side.
The third project will create a reserved lane for the Pie-IX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) over a kilometre long on the Pie-IX Bridge that will be connected to the access ramps (north and south) on the Laval side, indicates a release.