Autoroute 30 (Montreal South Bypass) to be Completed Under Public-Private Partnership
- From: "Scott M. Kozel" <kozelsm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2008 21:00:07 -0400
No. H 149/08
News Release - June 19, 2008
Completion of Highway 30 Under a Public-Private Partnership:
MONTREAL ? The Governments of Canada and Quebec announced that
Nouvelle Autoroute 30, S.E.N.C. has been selected to sign a 35-year
partnership agreement for the design, construction, financing,
operation, maintenance and repair of Highway 30.
Nouvelle Autoroute 30, S.E.N.C. is made up of the following members:
* Acciona Concessions Canada Inc.
* Iridium Concessions Canada Inc.
* Acciona Infrastructures Canada Inc.
* Dragados Canada Inc.
* Arup Canada Inc.
* Construction DJL Inc.
* Verreault Inc.
These companies are already working on major road infrastructure
"Once again, the partnership between the Governments of Canada and
Quebec to complete the western section of Highway 30 is delivering
real results," said the Honourable 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
Quebec Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the
Mauricie region, Julie Boulet, said that this new infrastructure will
create 18,900 direct and indirect jobs during the course of the
construction. "This infrastructure will make a significant
contribution to the Quebec economy and enable drivers to bypass the
Island of Montreal easily and safely," said Minister Boulet. "The
announcement of the selected candidate constitutes another step in
the achievement of this important project for the Greater Montreal."
The Minister of Finance and the President of the Treasury Board,
Monique Jérôme-Forget, highlighted the benefits of the public-private
partnership (PPP) formula for this major project: "This PPP project
will ensure that the work is done on schedule and without any cost
overruns. This approach will provide the best value for Quebeckers;
it's a proven formula when it comes to ensuring due diligence,
keeping on schedule and generating savings."
According to Jean-Marc Fournier, Quebec Minister of Revenue, Minister
responsible for the Montérégie region and Government House Leader,
this is a key step in this major project. "The residents of Montreal
and the Montérégie region have been impatiently waiting for this
project," said Minister Fournier. "The completion of Highway 30 will
have a major beneficial impact on the entire highway system. The
highway will help boost trade with our Ontario and U.S. partners, and
economic development projects in the Montérégie region."
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
Private partner to be responsible for secondary roads maintenance
In addition, the private partner will be responsible for maintaining,
operating and repairing approximately 32 kilometres of roads, under a
traditional arrangement, for the same period of 35 years.
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 arrangement.
Office of the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities,
Office of the Minister of Transport and Minister responsible for the
Transport Canada, Ottawa
514-873-0234, ext. 219
Agence des partenariats public-privé du Québec
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