SRB Sauvé / Côte-Vertu

In April 2019, we will begin work on implementing a bus rapid transit service on Sauvé Street and Côte-Vertu Boulevard. Spanning 4.7 kilometres between Décarie and Berri Streets, the 121 Sauvé/Côte-Vertu line will include priority traffic lights between the two métro stations and a reserved lane operating seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The BRT service is expected to be up and running in 2020.

The work will be carried out in partnership with the City of Montréal to group together operations within the same period and reduce impacts on nearby residents and vehicle traffic.

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Work schedule:

The work will be carried out Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Work area:

On the southern part of Sauvé Street, between De l’Esplanade Avenue and Saint-Laurent Boulevard.

Description of the work: 

Work on sidewalks, drainage sumps and electrical conduits.

Impact on traffic:

Traffic will continue at all times. It will be redirected to the northern part of the street in the work area. Also, a detour onto neighbouring streets will be set up outside of peak periods.

Parking spaces will be removed from both sides of the street in the work area.

Bus stops:

The southern sidewalk on Sauvé Street will not be accessible, so bus stops between De l’Esplanade Avenue and Saint-Laurent Boulevard will be relocated. Signs will be posted.

Other impacts:

In the work area, certain sidewalks will be blocked off and detours for pedestrians will be set up to maintain access to buildings.

  • Installation of a curbside reserved lane with a distinctive colour in the Sauvé/Côte-Vertu corridor (including paving, road markings and signage)
  • Installation of bus priority traffic lights
  • Geometric reconfiguration of lanes on certain sections
  • Widening of sidewalks at various places along the corridor
  • Upgrading of priority traffic lights between Décarie Street and the A15
  • Replacement of paving on certain sections of the corridor
  • Upgrading of lighting

The work will begin in April 2019 and finish in fall 2020.The work will be carried out in small sections over three major phases.

  • Phase 1: Between Berri Street and Highway 15, from April to June 2019 (Ahuntsic-Cartierville Borough).
  • Phase 2: Between Highway 15 and Montpellier train station, from June to September 2019 (Saint-Laurent Borough).
  • Phase 3: Between Montpellier train station and Décarie Street, from September 2019 to June 2020 (Saint-Laurent Borough). In order to complete the SRB Sauvé / Côte-Vertu project with the refurbishment of the Côte-Vertu membrane, the portion of the SRB between Gohier and Décarie streets will be completed from April to December 2019.

The project’s scheduled levelling and paving work will take place from June to August 2020.

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Access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times.

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The Sauvé/Côte-Vertu corridor is very busy. The future 4.7 kilometre BRT will allow approximately 40,000 customers who use the 121 Sauvé/Côte-Vertu line to reduce their travel times by between 10% to 20% compared to current trip times.

This bus rapid transit service will be reserved for buses only and the lanes will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The bus service will be maintained at all times during the work. Some bus stops will be relocated or removed depending on the phases of the work.

  • Traffic will continue to circulate at all times. The number of lanes may be reduced and the corridor may be temporarily reconfigured, depending on the phases of the work.  
  • Some parking spaces will be removed.

Work related to the BRT implementation is financed by the Ministère des Transport du Québec. The City of Montreal will also finance part of the project according to the nature of the work.

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