Dorval Circle, Sources overpass among Quebec's roadwork priorities

The Quebec government plans to invest nearly $5 billion on road infrastructure over the next two years, and about $1.4 billion will go to improvements on the island of Montreal.

Province to spend $1.4B on parts of Montreal road network, $5B across Quebec

The province is planning to spend more than $50 million on the new Turcot Interchange over the next two years. The project is scheduled to be finished in 2020, at a cost of $3.67 billion. (FOTOimages/MTQ)

Quebec plans to invest nearly $5 billion on road infrastructure over the next two years.

About $1.4 billion will go to improvements on the island of Montreal, far and away the most money being allocated to any of Quebec's administrative regions.

The Montérégie region is next, with about $544 million in new spending.

Some of the money set aside for Montreal will be spent on revamping an overpass linking Highways 13 and 40, while two multi-year projects, the bane of Montreal commuters — the Dorval Circle  and the Turcot Interchange — are also among the beneficiaries. 

There will also be maintenance work done on the Sources overpass in Pointe-Claire, which some West Island residents would much rather see torn down and replaced.

Some West Island residents say the decrepit state of the Sources overpass makes them nervous to drive under or on it. (Sudha Krishnan/CBC)

Motorists have observed that the concrete is chipping away, and they complain that the configuration makes the overpass difficult to navigate.

Want to know if your route will be affected? Have a look at this map: