Quebec set to tender first phase of major highway extension in Laval
Construction on a roughly 10-kilometre extension to Autoroute 19 just outside Montreal will start this fall.
The Quebec government said March 30 it plans to launch of series of tenders in the coming weeks for the first phase of work on a project that will stretch Hwy. 19 between Laval and Bois-des-Filion. The initial stage covers the construction of the Saint-Saëns interchange in Laval.
Ultimately, the project will reshape Route 335, currently a four-lane road, into a six-lane extension of Hwy. 19. Four interchanges are planned between Laval and Bois-des-Filion, where Hwy. 19 will link up with highways 440 and 640.
Firm costs for the project have not been released, but the federal government pledged $260.4 million for the highway work in 2019, based on $520.9 million in eligible project costs.
Construction on the first phase of the project is scheduled to start this fall and run until 2023. Work on other segments of the extended highway are expected to follow.