Tunnel for Montreal?
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
A new tunnel project to connect Montreal with St Lambert has been proposed by a Canadian entrepreneur. The tunnel would run under the St Lawrence Seaway and was proposed by property magnate Luc Poirier as a possible solution to traffic congestion. Two investment funds in Quebec Province have expressed interest in the private toll tunnel project, although Poirier has said that he could fund the construction work by himself. The Montreal authorities have yet to consider the proposals. Meanwhile Quebec's Ministry of Transport has revealed plans to extend the Laurentienne highway between boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel and the Félix-Leclerc highway. It has not so far been specified whether one new lane will be added or whether new lanes will be added in both directions however. The Laurentienne highway currently features six lanes along most of the route but only four between boulevard Wilfrid-Hamel and the Félix-Leclerc highway.