Highway-19 extension announced between Laval and Bois-des-Filion
After forty years on the books the Quebec Government has finally given a green-light to the extension of Highway-19. Preparatory work goes until 2019 and then construction is expected to last until sometime in 2025.
“It’s a fundamental part of our project for Quebec in the coming years, sustainable mobility, and more large projects of this kind in the north shore and South shore of Montreal,” said Couillard.
The work is to be done on an eight kilometre stretch between Saint-Martin East in Laval and Boulevard Industriel in Bois-des-Filion on Highway-19. It will get three lanes. each way, including reserved bus and electric car lanes.
Couillard also noted the extension includes four new interchanges and a new bridge, east of the existing one.
“It’s time to do it. It’s been years of discussion about what’s the best solution,” said the Premier. “We went through the phases of a boulevard and now back to an urban highway.”
The extension plan also creates a new bus terminus and parking, which will give more commuters the chance to park and ride to their destinations instead of driving.