Crews in Quebec start work on third phase of project to extend Hwy. 35 to Vermont border
By On-Site StaffRoads
Construction is underway on the next $222.9 million phase of construction on Autoroute 35 southeast of Montreal.
Transports Québec said Aug. 27 crews have put shovels in the ground on Phase III of the project to extend Hwy. 35 south from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to the Vermont border at Saint-Armand/Philipsburg.
The latest phase covers 8.9 kilometres between Saint-Sébastien and Saint-Armand. It includes a bridge over the Pike River, an overpass over Hwy. 222 and several intersections. Along with provincial funding, Ottawa is contributing approximately $82 million to the project.
Construction is expected to take three years.
A later, fourth phase of work will be required to complete the overall extension project. The route is the last stretch of road in the 500-kilometre Montreal-Boston corridor not currently served by a highway. Hwy. 35 is scheduled to be fully open by 2025.