Route 185 Phase III

Rank 2022


Image Credit: MTQ

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $942.9 million

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $389.7 million

Provincial Funding: $553.2 million

Province: Quebec

City / Region: Saint-Antonin to the New Brunswick border

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2025

This nearly 40-kilometre conversion to two-lane divided highway is the final step in the conversion of Route 185 to Autoroute 85, also known as Autoroute Claude-Béchard. The final portion runs from Saint-Antonin to Saint Louis-du-Ha!-Ha!, connecting Autoroute 20 at Notre-Dame-du-Portage to the New Brunswick border. Work got underway on four of seven sections of the project in August 2019. Sections will be completed starting in 2021. In 2021, work will continue or begin on six of the seven sections of the project, covering approximately 32 kilometres. A first section was completed by the end of 2021.

Project Owner: Ministère des Transports (MTQ)

Other Key Players: WSP, Tetra Tech, AECOM (construction supervision); Englobe

2022 Rank: 63

2021 Rank: 53

2020 Rank: 55

2017 Rank: 51

2016 Rank: 51


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