Montreal, Quebec – A $224 million investment has been announced for the Dorval interchange development project in Quebec. The project will include the Dorval traffic circle and the Highway 20 and 520 interchange.

The project will solve the recurring congestion problems in the Dorval interchange by creating direct links between the airport and Highways 20 and 520, and between these two highways.

The redevelopment also includes the northward extension of Dorval Avenue, and the development of safer and more user-friendly networks for pedestrians and cyclists. The project also provides for the necessary right-of-way for implementation of a future railway shuttle between downtown, the airport and the West Island.

Under an agreement between Canada and Quebec, funding will include $55 million from the Government of Canada; $89 million from Transports Québec; $40 million from Ville de Montréal; and $20 million from Aéroports de Montréal. In addition, $20 million from the Public Transit Capital Trust 2008 will be used to carry out the developments to improve public transit in the Dorval interchange sector.

The project will be performed in five phases, starting with reconstruction of eight overpasses, including those serving as the direct links between the airport and Highway 20 to and from downtown. The work is scheduled for completion in 2013.

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