Sauvé / Côte-Vertu BRT

Since April 2019, we have been working on implementing a bus rapid transit (BRT) 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 combine other work within the same period and reduce impacts on nearby residents and vehicle traffic.

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As part of the Sauvé / Côte-Vertu BRT project, part of Côte-Vertu Boulevard will be closed beginning the week of June 15. This will speed up work being done to implement a bus rapid transit service in fall 2020.

  • Work area: Côte-Vertu Boulevard between Décarie Street and Highway 15.
  • Start of major work: June 15, 2020
  • Work schedule: work may take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Impact on traffic: This work will require the closure of the lanes next to the median strip. However, one lane in each direction will remain open at all times. Beginning the week of June 22, lanes will gradually reopen in certain sections.

We recommend that you allow more time for your trips.

Street parking: Some parking restrictions may be put in place in and around the work area. Follow all posted signage.

Sidewalks and access: Pedestrian access to buildings will be maintained at all times. Sidewalks may occasionally be blocked during certain operations.

Bus: Service will be maintained, but delays are to be expected.

Work that began in April 2019 will be completed in fall 2020.

Phase 1

May-June 2020: Work between Saint-Laurent Boulevard and De l’Acadie Boulevard

Phase 2

April-October 2020: Work between De l’Acadie Boulevard and Montpellier train station

Phase 3

May-November 2020: Work between Montpellier train station and Décarie Boulevard

November 2020: End of work and commissioning of Sauvé / Côte-vertu BRT

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


  • Installation of a reserved curbside lane painted 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 Sauvé / Côte-Vertu corridor is very busy. The future 4.7 kilometre BRT service will allow approximately 40,000 customers who use the 121 Sauvé / Côte-Vertu line to reduce their travel times by 10% to 20% compared to current trip times.

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

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 implementation of the BRT is financed by the Ministère des Transports du Québec. The City of Montréal will also finance part of the project depending on the nature of the work.

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