Montreal port to get better truck access

MONTREAL, QC – Improved road access to improve truck flow is part of a multi-million dollar investment for the Port of Montreal.

More than 2,500 trucks come in and out of the port area on a daily basis, making it the second busiest port in Canada after Vancouver and the fifth-largest on the eastern North American coastline.

The federal government announced the renovation project yesterday, saying it is necessary to facilitate exports, particularly in light of a new trade deal with Europe.

Ottawa will contribute $43.7 million to an overhaul expected to cost $132 million. It will include a new terminal to increase container capacity by 2017, and create 2500 new jobs.

Renovations are scheduled to be completed by 2018.

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