Overpass in the Viau Terminal sector
A project to construct an overpass spanning Notre-Dame Street to connect directly to Assomption Boulevard.
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. This project includes architectural integration, an artistic component from the Guido Molinari Foundation, and landscaping. Total cost: $33.3M.
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
January 20, 2015
Announcement by the federal government of a $7.7M grant for the project to optimize port capacity, including a road link between the Port and the projected extension of Assomption Blvd, as part of the New Building Canada Fund – National Infrastructure Component.
2016 to 2017
Construction by the MTQ of direct access ramps between the Port and Highway 25
Redevelopment by the MPA of part of the Boucherville Street entrance to improve truck entries and exits onto Port territory at the junction of Highway 25
May 14, 2018
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 to the Port of Montrea
March to April 2019
Beginning of the Environmental Effects Evaluation (EEE), in which he following elements are analyzed:
- Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
- Air quality/dust and contaminants
- Visual/lighting impact
- Sound environment
- 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.
December 5, 2019
- Finalization of the project design
- Call for tenders for construction
June 2021 to February 2022
- Construction of two overpass foundations (the north and south abutments of Notre-Dame Street East)
- Installation of the steel structure (box girders) over Notre-Dame Street East
February 16, 2022
Public information session on the soil rehabilitation plan. View the EVENT PAGE for more details.
February to December, 2022
- Construction of:
- The bridge span and structural walls on Notre-Dame Street
- North approach (access ramp to the overpass, north of Notre-Dame)
- Temporary road to Dickson
- Two overpass foundations (the north and south abutments of the Port’s rail tracks)
- Installation of the steel structure and span over the Port’s rail tracks
- Raising the Port Road
- Various works (landscaping, telecommunications, electricity, lighting, etc.)
Opening of the overpass with a temporary road