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Road link in the Viau Terminal area

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Construction of an overpass across Notre-Dame Street to Assomption Blvd.

Every day, about 2,500 trucks transit through the Port of Montreal’s facilities, resulting in traffic issues on Notre-Dame Street.

The objective of the overpass project is to improve road accessibility to the Port of Montreal and alleviate trucking. To achieve this, the project aims to create a direct link between the Port of Montreal and the highway, ensuring a continuous movement of containers to and from the terminals.

Positive impact:

Improve the flow of goods

Reduce truck traffic on the local road network

Improve air quality

 

Timeline

May 10, 2013

  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Montreal Port Authority, the City of Montreal and the Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) to improve access to the Port

2015

  • January 20: Announcement by the federal government of a project to optimize port capacity, including a road link between the Port and the projected extension of Assomption Blvd.

2016 and 2017

Construction by the MTQ of direct access ramps between the Port and Highway 25

2017

Redevelopment by the MPA of part of the Boucherville Street entrance to improve truck entries and exits onto Port territory at Highway 25

2018

  • May 14: The federal government announces $45 million in funding for the City of Montreal to extend Assomption Blvd.
  • Analysis of different configuration options for road access

2019

  • March and April 2019: Participation in OCPM (Office de consultation publique de Montréal) consultations on the economic and urban development of the Assomption Sud—Longue-Pointe sector
  • Summer 2019: Finalization of the Environmental Effects Evaluation (EEE). The following elements are analyzed:
    • Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
    • Air quality/dust and contaminants
    • Visual/lighting impact
    • Sound environment
    • Traffic
    • Wetland inventories
    • Soil quality
    • Wildlife and plant inventories
    • Groundwater quality
    • Technological risk assessment
    • Cumulative effects assessment
    • Follow-up and monitoring programs

Following this assessment, mitigation measures will be identified and implemented for responsible impact management.

  • Public meeting (presentation of the preliminary design and results of the EEE)
  • Fall 2019: Finalization of the project design

2020

  • Winter and spring 2020: Call for tenders for construction

  • Spring 2020: Start of work

Opening of the overpass, depending on when the extensions of Assomption Blvd. and Souligny St. are completed.

 

Documentation

https://www.port-montreal.com/en/port-access-en.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/transport-canada/news/2018/05/the-government-of-canada-invests-in-transportation-infrastructure-at-the-port-of-montreal-to-move-canadian-goods-to-market.html

https://www.port-montreal.com/en/annonce-lebel-en.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRiUQ21OY3w