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.
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 project to optimize port capacity, including a road link between the Port and the projected extension of Assomption Blvd.
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
- Phase 2: Elevation of the Port Road, overpass spanning the MPA rail network and landscaping
- Opening of the overpass with a temporary road