Highway Claude-Béchard (Highway 85) – Phases 1 and 2

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Image Credit: Transports Quebec

Ranking for 2012: 26

Industry Sector: Transportation

Specific Sector: Highway

Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion

Project Value: $754,400,000

Federal: $281.1 million

Provincial: $473.3 million

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Public

Location: Rivière-du-Loup to the New Brunswick border, Quebec

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2016


This project will expand 94 kilometres of Route 185 from two lanes to a divided four-lane highway, significantly reducing bottlenecked traffic and road delays. As a part of the Trans-Canada Highway and the main route between the Maritimes and the rest of Canada, the project has received significant federal funding. It is currently in Phase 2 of its construction and is expected to be completed by 2016.




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