The Government of Canada has announced an investment of more than $345.4 million for the completion of three road projects in Montreal: 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.
The extension of Highway 19 between Saint-Martin Boulevard East in Laval and Industriel Boulevard in Bois-des-Filion will create an efficient safe public transit link and improve traffic flow.
Among other features, there will be 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 will enhance public and active transit options and improve road safety.
The work 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.
The Government of Canada is investing a total of $345,439,368 in the three road projects in the Montreal metropolitan area:
- Extension of Highway 19 between Highway 440 in Laval and Highway 640 in Bois-des-Filion — $260,435,500
- Rehabilitation of the Pie-IX Bridge joining Montreal and Laval — $78,860,000
- Reserved lane on the Pie-IX Bridge and coordination with access ramps on the Laval side — $6,143,868