Integrated PIE-IX BRT Project
TEMPORARY RECONFIGURATION ON PIE-IX BOULEVARD DURING THE MOVING WEEK: JUNE 29 - JULY 7
In order to facilitate the many moves, a new temporary configuration will be implementing on Pie-IX Boulevard from June 29, 7:00 a.m. to July 7 at 10:00 pm.
Between Henri-Bourassa Boulevard and Sherbrooke Street, one of the lanes on the east side of Pie-IX Boulevard will be reserved for people moving to allow the trucks to park and manoeuvre more efficiently.The bus service will be slowed down. This new configuration will however facilitate the collection of waste, deliveries, clearing sidewalks, in addition to ensuring the safety of residents and movers.
During this period, we invite you to allow more time for your trips and, when possible, to consider an alternative route.
We invite you to subscribe to the SRB Pie-IX e-newsletter to receive feedback on the project and its impacts.
The Pie-IX Boulevard bus rapid transit service (BRT) is a high-performance public transportation project that is integrated into the reconstruction and upgrade of Pie-IX Boulevard. It will offer a rapid, reliable, comfortable, safe and universally accessible bus service between eastern Laval and Montréal.
- Construction begins: November 2018
- Service in operation: Fall 2022
The Pie-IX BRT project has three parts
- Implementation of a public transportation system
- Complete refurbishment of municipal infrastructure
- Improvement of public property
The Pie-IX BRT will have 17 stations (15 in Montréal and two in Laval), spread out over 11 km of Pie-IX Boulevard between Saint-Martin Boulevard in Laval and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue in Montréal. Expected to be up and running in 2022, it will serve more than 70,000 customers a day.
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Comfortable, accessible and safe
- Spacious and comfortable shelters
- Electronic displays showing upcoming bus departures in real time
- Safe pedestrian access
- Boarding for wheelchair users
- Tactile paving
- Strips marked on the ground
- Pedestrian crossing lights with digital and audio countdown
Rapid and reliable
- Frequency comparable to that of the métro during peak periods
- Lanes reserved exclusively for buses
- Fare purchase and validation in station
- Rapid boarding through all bus doors
Did you know?
The Pie-IX BRT will offer a frequency comparable to that of the métro during peak periods.
Reconstruction of Pie-IX Boulevard
The City of Montréal will use the BRT project to upgrade its water and sewer networks, which are currently at the end of their useful lives. The City will reconstruct the foundation, road, sidewalks and grass medians of Pie-IX Boulevard between Henri-Bourassa Boulevard and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue.
The project will improve residents’ surroundings by planting several hundred trees, widening sidewalks, refurbishing the road, medians and lighting, and installing new traffic lights. The improvements will create a multifunctional environment where public transportation will be an important part of residents’ travel habits.
Pie-IX BRT to Laval
The integrated Pie-IX BRT project will have stations all the way to Laval and involve:
- The construction of three BRT shelters
- The construction of a park-and-ride lot on Saint-Martin Boulevard
- The refurbishment of the parking lot at the Centre de la nature de Laval
- The addition of bike lanes on Saint-Martin and De la Concorde boulevards
- The planting of hundreds of new trees and shrubs
- The refurbishment of surface infrastructure (landscaping, geometric reconfiguration and road work)
- The installation of new LED lighting in the Centre de la nature de Laval parking lot and along the reserved lane
- The installation of new traffic lights on Saint-Martin and De la Concorde boulevards
- The construction of conduits for the Ville de Laval’s future fibre optic network
- The construction of new drainage systems
Duration: Summer 2019 to fall 2022
Three work zones:
- Saint-Martin Boulevard and the park-and-ride lot
- Route 125 and on-ramps to Saint-Martin
- Rose-de-Lima Street / Centre de la nature de Laval / De la Concorde Boulevard
During the project, we will take residents into account and ensure that activities at the Centre de la nature de Laval, CPE La Marmaille and other places near the work zones can be carried out safely at all times.
STM bus service:
Bus stops may be moved during the work. Please visit stm.info/en for more information and consult the signage on site.
Société de transport de Laval bus service:
Please visit the STL’s website for more information.
Work on the Pie-IX Bridge, including a dedicated BRT lane, is not part of the integrated Pie-IX BRT project. The Ministère des Transports will be responsible for Pie-IX Bridge-related work and communication.
If you have any comments related to the major refurbishment of the Pie-IX Bridge, please contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Major work on Pie-IX Boulevard in Montreal
To December 2019: Major work on Pie-IX Boulevard
Until December 2019, we will carry major work on Pie-IX Boulevard between D’Amos Street and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue. Traffic is maintained at all times in both directions. Two lanes are reconfigured into southbound lanes and one lane remain open for northbound traffic.
- From Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Please be aware that certain work may be carried out at night or on the weekend
The project will be completed in four phases:
Phase 1: March 2019 to December 2019
- Work on the west side of Pie-IX Boulevard
- 2 southbound lanes and 1 northbound lane
Phase 2: Starting in spring 2020
- Work on the east side of Pie-IX Boulevard
- 2 southbound lanes and 1 northbound lane
Phase 3: 2021
- New configuration of the central median and construction of the new BRT stations
- 1 lane in each direction (northbound and southbound)
Phase 4: 2022
- Final road paving and commissioning of the Pie-IX BRT.
The southbound buses still take Pie-IX Boulevard. Southbound bus stops are now mostly located on the central median.
A new road configuration is now implemented on Pie-IX Boulevard between D'Amos Street and Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue. Traffic circulate on the east side of Pie-IX Boulevard. Two southbound lanes and one northbound lane are maintained at all times.
Vehicles travelling in this area of the Island of Montréal are also able to use the Saint-Michel, Viau and Lacordaire Boulevards.
Laval residents can use the Papineau-Leblanc bridge on Highway 19 (A19) or the Olivier-Charbonneau toll bridge on Highway 25 (A25).
Notice to residents and businesses
Information evenings were held in 2018 and February 2019 (see presentations below). The purpose of these sessions was to present the project as a whole, the detailed phasing of the work and the planned mitigation measures. These presentations were followed by a question and discussion period with the citizens and the project team.
Presentations (in French only):
In the spring of 2017, to answer the concerns expressed by shops, industries and institutions, the integrated project bureau set up the Comité d'affaires SRB Pie-IX (Pie-IX BRT business committee).
Minutes of meetings (in French only):
- Compte rendu - Rencontre du 29 novembre 2017
- Compte rendu - Rencontre du 30 mai 2017
- Compte rendu - Rencontre du 19 septembre 2018
- Compte-rendu - Rencontre du 18 février 2019
Presentations (in French only):
Good neighbours committees were formed. The committees give Pie-IX Boulevard residents a chance to meet periodically during the work to receive up-to-date information and share their concerns. This ongoing cooperation is aimed at minimizing or avoiding negative impacts of the work on citizens and maximizing positive benefits.