Montreal, QC — The Government of Canada announced major funding of $45.8 million for road infrastructure in the City of Montréal adjacent to the Port of Montréal.
The investment will improve the fluidity and efficiency of the road network and will help local businesses and the port compete by transporting their local goods to market and by improving road infrastructure.
The project provides a direct link between the Port of Montreal and highway to reduce congestion on Notre-Dame Street and ensure containers continually move from the terminals. The work will involve extending De l’Assomption Boulevard between Notre-Dame and Pierre-de-Coubertin streets, making it possible to connect a new road at the port exit to the future extension of Souligny Avenue. A road link will be created between the port and the Trans-Canada highway. The project is expected to have significant economic and employment benefits by creating approximately 460 jobs during construction.
“Transportation and distribution of goods are essential to our local, regional and national economies,” stated Marc Miller, MP for Ville-Marie – Le Sud-Ouest – Île-des-Sœurs. “The investment announced here today will make our transportation system stronger by addressing urgent capacity constraints at the Port of Montréal and fostering long-term prosperity for our community.”