The Canadian government is investing $345 million in funding for three road projects on Montreal’s North Shore.
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities François-Philippe Champagne announced Monday that the federal government will provide more than $260.4 million to extend Highway 19 to the North Shore.
This extension will connect east-west highways 440, in the centre of Laval, and 640, in Bois-des-Filion.
As part of the project, there will be a new three-lane road — with one lane in each direction for buses, carpools and electric vehicles. The project also includes four interchanges, an incentive parking lot and a bus terminal.
The federal government also announced an investment of more than $78.8 million to replace the deck of the Pie-IX Bridge, which connects Montreal to Laval by Highway 19. It is expected at the same time to widen the sidewalk to the west and develop a new “multipurpose track for pedestrians and cyclists” in the Montreal’s east end.
At the same time, the federal government is also contributing $6.1 million for construction of a reserved express bus lane (SRB) on the Pie-IX Bridge. The project will connect St-Martin Boulevard in Laval and the Pie-IX Metro station in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood in Montreal.
“This work will greatly improve the flow of traffic for all users, be they transit users, motorists, cyclists or pedestrians,” said Champagne in a statement.
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— With files from Global News’ Kalina Laframboise