Asphalt paving is expected to be the last major project on the Montreal’s asphalt shingle system.
Construction began in the fall of 2015 and will last until 2024.
According to the city, there is a 50% chance the first section will be completed in 2024, the next 50% in 2026 and the last 20% in 2024.
This is a massive undertaking.
A lot of the work is expected at a site called the “Rideau-Rivière-Montreal” (RRM).
It’s located in the west of the city.
It was originally constructed to serve as the site of a streetcar station in the early 19th century.
The site is currently used for parking, offices, hospitals and even an amusement park.
According the city of Montreal, the RRM was also originally used to provide a new road in the east, a project that ended in tragedy in 2013 when a cyclist was killed.
Construction is scheduled to finish in 2021.
“The new asphalt will be the first concrete section of asphalt in Montreal’s history,” the city said in a statement.
The RRM, which was originally a road, was transformed into a parking lot.
In 2016, construction began on the new intersection that will bring the asphalt shings to the east of the site.
The final sections will be laid on a road that will eventually link the city to the Montreal River.
The city says the new asphalt is the most extensive road in Montreal.
It will stretch for almost 4 kilometres from Rideau-Pontiac to the downtown core.
It’s estimated that the project will cost about $6.3 billion.