Last Stretch Open to Traffic
On December 15, 2012, one of the most important road infrastructure projects in Québec in the last years was completed. The autoroute 30 project started in the early 1960's with the construction of a bridge over rivière Richelieu, between Sorel and Tracy, and was completed, 50 years later, with the opening of the Western section of the expressway, between Vaudreuil-Dorion and Châteauguay. Autoroute 30 now allows road users to travel all the way from Vaudreuil-Dorion to Sorel-Tracy.
On December 17, 2012, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Mr. Sylvain Gaudreault, Québec Minister of Transport and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, Mr. Denis Léonard, General Manager of Nouvelle Autoroute 30, s.e.n.c. (NA-30), and Ms. Marie Malavoy, Minister responsible for the Montérégie region, inaugurated the Western section of autoroute 30, which has been built under a public-private partnership with NA-30. The long-awaited 42-kilometre stretch connects autoroute 20 and autoroute 40, in Vaudreuil-Dorion, to the existing autoroute 30, in Châteauguay.
The Western section includes several large structures such as a tunnel under canal de Soulanges, pont Serge-Marcil over the St. Lawrence River, and a bridge over canal de Beauharnois. A hybrid toll system has been installed at the north end of pont Serge-Marcil; vehicles that do not have a transponder (decal) for electronic payment will stop to pay at a toll booth.
For more information on the toll system and on this new stretch, go to www.a30express.com
Read the full press release
View the video on the project history