(Quebec) One of the government’s biggest projects “is taking shape on the corner of a table”, laments the leader of the Parti Québécois, Paul St-Pierre Plamondon.
He commented on Tuesday the information reported by Radio-Canada, according to which the Quebec-Lévis tunnel project could be modified again.
We would consider drilling two tunnels under the St. Lawrence River, one of which would be exclusively dedicated to public transport, which could take the form of a tram line.
The other “tube” would have two floors and would be reserved for cars, according to reports.
Last year, the government presented an “update” of the project which it valued at 6.5 billion.
He planned to build two tunnels, with a total of four lanes, none of which would have been entirely reserved for public transport.
The Quebec government expects Ottawa to pay 40% of the bill, despite having received no firm commitment to this effect to date.
The new information regarding the third link comes as Quebec Premier Francois Legault meets with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau.
The two men traveled to Lévis on Tuesday to announce that the Davie shipyard will be integrated into the National Shipbuilding Strategy.