Route 185 Phase III

Rank 2024


Image Credit: MTQ

Industry Sector: Transportation

Project Type: Highway

Project Value: $883.3 million

Funding Source: Public

Federal Funding: $389.7 million

Provincial Funding: $493.6million

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 in August 2019 and four of the seven sections have been commissioned. 

Project Owner: Ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable

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

2023 Rank: 70

2022 Rank: 63

2021 Rank: 53

2020 Rank: 55

2017 Rank: 51

2016 Rank: 51