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Feds invest $173.6M in Quebec highway upgrades

A stretch of Autoroute Henri-IV in Quebec City is being upgraded to three lanes and an extension is being constructed. Total project cost, between $400 million and $500 million, also includes refurbishments


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QUEBEC CITY—Officials announced August 28 that the governments of Canada and Quebec will fund the widening of Autoroute Henri-IV in Quebec City and the refurbishment of the highway’s concrete pavement.

The federal government is contributing $173.6 million to this project, which is estimated to cost between $400 million and $500 million. The remaining amount will be financed by Quebec’s provincial government.

When the project is completed, Autoroute Henri-IV will have three lanes in each direction between Autoroute Charest (Hwy 440) and Autoroute Félix-Leclerc (Hwy 40) over two kilometres. A three-lane northbound extension will also be constructed for the one-kilometre portion between Autoroute Félix-Leclerc and Avenue Chauveau to the city limits of L’Ancienne-Lorette. All the road structures will also be refurbished.

“The Henri-IV highway is an important traffic route in Quebec City and today’s announcement will have an impact on the fluidity of travel, an issue that concerns citizens. The City is actively consulting on sustainable mobility and the work announced today is part of a series of actions aimed at reducing pressure on the road network,” said Régis Labeaume, mayor of Quebec City


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