The dangerous and occasionally fatal two-lane sections of Autoroute 50 between Buckingham and Mirabel will be completely twinned in 10 years.
On March 14, the announcement was made in Gatineau by Québec Minister of Transport François Bonnardel.
The work to widen Autoroute 50, which is being carried out in seven projects, will continue until 2032. Work on the first section, between chemin Findlay in Gatineau and chemin Doherty, in L’Ange-Gardien, began the week of January 17, 2022. This project, which will take about two years, involves building a second roadway on a 9.7-kilometre section of Autoroute 50.
Ultimately, the project will provide the Lower Laurentides and Outaouais regions with a fully four-lane highway over a distance of 96 kilometres.
This major project will not only make it possible to increase the safety of this important road, but also to respond to a wish expressed for a long time by the citizens of the Outaouais and the Lower Laurentians.
“Over the past few years, the Ministry has been committed to improving safety on this highway, which is a strategic economic link with Ontario. We have prioritized two sections of contiguous lanes,” said Bonnardel.
The Autoroute 50 twinning project is has been included under a Québec law which accelerates the completion of selected infrastructure projects.