Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine Tunnel Project

Rank 2022


Image Credit: MTQ

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $1.426 billion

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: $427.7 million

Provincial Funding: $994 million

Municipal Funding: The municipal contribution consists of $3 million from the City of Montreal and $1.1 million from the City of Boucherville.

Province: Quebec

City / Region: Montreal

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

The original Louis-Hippolyte Lafontasine Tunnel was constructed in 1967, and was in need of significant rehabilitation or replacement in order to make it viable for residents in Montreal. In August 2020, the contract was awarded for the rehabilitation project.  Construction work began in 2021 and included: Installation of lane diversions on autoroute 25 for the reconstruction of concrete slabs; Development of preferential measures for public transit, including a westbound widening to add a third lane; Development of three incentive parking lots on the South Shore; Repair of the tunnel service corridor walls; and Work related to preparatory work, such as the installation of louver beams or the construction of a temporary exit that will enter service later as part of the reconstruction of the autoroute 25 roadway.

Project Owner: Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ)

Engineer: Parsons, Tetra Tech (owner’s engineer); WSP; Hatch (lead); Lombardi (tunnel safety); EXP (design, consulting)

Project/Construction Manager: Renouveau La Fontaine CC s.e.n.c

P3 Team Members/Project Team: Vinci (subsidiaries Eurovia and Dodin Campenon Bernard); Pomerleau (50-50 JV)

Other Key Players: Aon (risk advisor); CIMA+, Egis (independent certifier); Jacobs (mgmt. consultant); GHD (materials tester); Deloitte (mgmt. consultant); Englobe

Financiers and Banks: Desjardins Capital Markets

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais; Stikeman Elliott LLP

2022 Rank: 50

2021 Rank: 50


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