The contract includes the design, construction and financing of a 42 km roadway, and the later operation of 74 km of highway, comprising the new section and another already existing one of 32 km.
The unique elements of the A-30 highway include a tunnel below the Soulanges canal and two large bridges, a 1,860 m one over the St Lawrence River and another of 2,550 m over Beauharnois canal. The latter has broken two North American records: for the longest incrementally launched bridge, and the longest single span launch.
Bypasses Montreal metropolitan area, reducing the traffic flowing across the island housing Canada’s second biggest urban population.
Boosts economic development in an important area of south Montreal.
2.55 km-long bridge over Beauharnois canal, the longest single span launch in North America.