Quebec government invests over $1 billion into Montreal roadwork

Mar 4 2020, 8:14 am

Montreal’s seemingly never-ending roads are about to get some big-time financial help.

Transports Québec is investing over $1 billion dollars towards road, tunnel, and bridge work throughout the island of Montreal over the next three years.

By 2022, $1,081,682,000 will go towards the “maintenance and improvement” of the Montreal road network, according to a news release from the province’s transport ministry.

The giant sums invested towards Montreal’s roads break down as follows, as per Transports Québec:

  • $971.3 million towards structures in “good condition”
  • $62.9 million towards an “efficient and secure” road network
  • $47.5 million towards pavement repairs

Some of the projects included in the roadwork plans are “major repairs” to the Ville-Marie, Viger, and Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine tunnels, repaving of parts of Highway 40, and repairs on the overpass at the Saint-Pierre interchange.

“The metro Montreal region has an extensive road network that is essential to our economic and social development,” says Chantal Rouleau, Minister Delegate for the Metro Montreal region, in French. “The government’s investment of this size has never been done before for public services but we have the challenge of maintaining this infrastructure in good condition. These investments will improve our travel and ensure the sustainability of our road network.”