Ranking for 2014: 92
Industry Sector: Transportation
Specific Sector: Highway
Range: 0 - $500,000,000
Project Value: $460,000,000
Federal: $57 million
Provincial: $403 million
Government Funds Involved:
Funding Source: Public
Location: MRC du Haut-Richelieu and MRC de Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2017
This 37.5 km extension is being added from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu to the Vermont border and is divided into four segments. Segments 1 and 2 are underway, while segments 3 and 4 are still being planned.
The extension, which began five years ago, was supposed to be completed in 2013. Quebec Premier Pauline Marois remains committed to completing the Autoroute 35 highway project despite provincial budget cuts to transportation. The first section of the extension south of St. Jean opens fall 2014, with the final stretch to Vermont slated for completion in 2017.