Montreal, Quebec – The governments of Canada and Quebec have selected Nouvelle Autoroute 30, S.E.N.C. to sign a 35-year partnership agreement for the design, construction, financing, operation, maintenance and repair of Highway 30. The project to complete Highway 30 will provide the Greater Montreal Area with a south bypass.

The 42-kilometre western section extends from Vaudreuil-Dorion to Châteauguay and includes a section that connects to Salaberry-de-Valleyfield. Transport Quebec is currently building the 13-kilometre eastern section, south of Candiac, Delson and Saint-Constant, under a traditional agreement.

Nouvelle Autoroute 30, S.E.N.C. is made up of Acciona Concessions Canada Inc., Iridium Concessions Canada Inc., Acciona Infrastructures Canada Inc., Dragados Canada Inc., S.I.C.E., Arup Canada, Construction DJL Inc. and Verrault Inc.

“Once again, the partnership between the governments of Canada and Quebec to complete the western section of Highway 30 is delivering real results,” said Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. “This project, which will help ease road congestion by providing drivers with a way to bypass the Island of Montreal, is a priority to the Government of Canada. Since this is a major public-private partnership, Canadians can be assured that this is a sound investment of their hard-earned dollars.”

The partnership agreement is expected to be signed in September 2008; between now and then, Transport Quebec and the winning bidder will finalize the financing details. Based on the planned schedule, the new highway should be open in 2012.

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